Irresistible Delight: Carrot Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

Savor the perfect pairing of moist carrot cake and velvety cream cheese filling in this delightful Carrot Cake Roll. A sweet indulgence suitable for any occasion, this treat combines the warmth of cinnamon, the richness of pumpkin, and the crunch of pecans (optional) to create a roll that’s sure to satisfy your dessert cravings. Let’s dive into the steps to create this irresistible masterpiece.


For the Carrot Cake Roll:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots (about 2 medium carrots)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

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

👩‍🍳 Instructions:

For the Carrot Cake Roll:

Preheat Oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper.

Combine Dry Ingredients:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.

Beat Eggs and Sugar:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and granulated sugar until thick and pale.

Add Pumpkin and Carrots:

  1. Gently fold in pumpkin puree, followed by grated carrots. Gradually fold in the dry ingredients.


  1. Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Once done, invert the cake onto a kitchen towel, peel off the parchment, and roll the cake with the towel to cool.

For the Cream Cheese Filling:

Prepare Filling:

  1. In a medium bowl, beat softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, beat until well combined.


Unroll and Fill:

  1. Carefully unroll the cooled carrot cake. Spread the cream cheese filling evenly over the unrolled cake.

Roll Again:

  1. Roll the cake back up without the towel. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Slice and Serve:

  1. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Indulge in the luscious layers of this Carrot Cake Roll, a dessert that combines the comfort of carrot cake with the creamy goodness of cream cheese filling. Perfect for sharing or treating yourself to a delightful moment of sweetness.

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