Festive Delight: Christmas Vanilla Roll Cake


The Christmas season brings a special kind of magic, filled with warmth, joy, and delightful treats. Among these treats, the Christmas Vanilla Roll Cake stands out as a festive favorite. This recipe is not just about creating a dessert; it’s an invitation to partake in the joy of baking something truly special for the holidays. The cake, with its light, airy texture and creamy filling, encapsulates the essence of Christmas in every slice. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or new to the kitchen, this recipe is designed to guide you through the process of creating a memorable holiday dessert that will bring smiles to your family and friends.


  • For the Cake:
    • 4 large eggs
    • ¾ cup granulated sugar
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • For the Filling:
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • ½ cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • For Decoration:
    • Powdered sugar (for dusting)
    • Christmas-themed sprinkles or edible decorations


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 10×15 inches jelly roll pan with parchment paper and lightly grease it.
  2. Make the Cake Batter: In a large bowl, beat eggs for about 5 minutes until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vegetable oil, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Gently fold this into the egg mixture.
  3. Bake: Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.
  4. Roll the Cake: Immediately after baking, turn the cake onto a clean kitchen towel dusted with powdered sugar. Peel off parchment paper. Starting at one of the short ends, roll the cake up in the towel. Let it cool completely.
  5. Prepare the Filling: Whip heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form.
  6. Assemble the Cake: Carefully unroll the cooled cake. Spread the whipped cream filling evenly over the cake. Roll the cake back up, without the towel.
  7. Decorate: Dust with powdered sugar and add Christmas-themed sprinkles or decorations.
  8. Serve: Slice and serve. It can be chilled before serving for easier slicing.

How to Prepare

  • Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature for optimal mixing.
  • When rolling the cake, do it gently to prevent cracking.
  • Let the cake cool completely before adding the filling to prevent it from melting.
  • For a smoother filling, sift the powdered sugar before whipping with the cream.

Preparation Time

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: Approximately 1 hour 5 minutes


This recipe yields approximately 10 servings.


  1. Can I make this cake ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare the cake a day ahead and keep it refrigerated.
  2. How do I prevent the cake from cracking when rolling? Roll the cake while it’s still warm and do it gently.
  3. Can I use a different filling? Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite cream or jam.
  4. How long does this cake last? When refrigerated, it can last up to 3 days.
  5. Can I freeze this roll cake? Yes, wrap it tightly and freeze for up to a month. Thaw in the refrigerator before serving.


The Christmas Vanilla Roll Cake is more than just a dessert; it’s a celebration of the holiday spirit. With its soft sponge, creamy filling, and festive decoration, it’s sure to be the centerpiece of your Christmas dessert table. This recipe, with its blend of simplicity and elegance, is perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of sweetness to their holiday festivities. Whether you’re gathering with family, friends, or enjoying a quiet holiday, this cake will bring a taste of Christmas joy to any occasion. So, don your aprons, preheat your ovens, and get ready to spread some holiday cheer with this delightful Christmas Vanilla Roll Cake!