Carrot Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting

Indulge in the nostalgia of old-fashioned recipes with a modern twist—our Carrot Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting is a delightful treat that captures the essence of traditional baking. This roll combines the warmth of cinnamon, the earthiness of carrots, and the velvety richness of cream cheese frosting. Follow the simple steps below to create a culinary masterpiece that’s both visually stunning and irresistibly delicious.


For the Cake:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup pureed cooked carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

For the Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar


Step 1: Preparing the Cake Batter

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease and flour a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in the pureed carrots and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  6. Stir in the chopped walnuts, if using.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared jelly roll pan and spread it out evenly.
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until the cake is set and springy to the touch.

Step 2: Rolling and Frosting the Cake

  1. While the cake is still warm, carefully roll it up (starting from the short end) in a clean kitchen towel.
  2. Let the cake cool completely while still rolled up.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla extract together until smooth.
  4. Gradually beat in the powdered sugar until the frosting is thick and creamy.
  5. Unroll the cooled cake and spread the cream cheese frosting over the top, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges.
  6. Carefully roll the cake back up (without the towel) and place it on a serving platter.
  7. Chill the cake in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Conclusion: Delight in the harmonious blend of flavors and textures with our Carrot Cake Roll. This reimagined classic is a testament to the timeless appeal of old-fashioned recipes. Share this delicious creation with loved ones or savor it as a special treat—either way, it’s bound to become a cherished favorite. Enjoy the journey of baking and the satisfaction of indulging in this delightful Carrot Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting!

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