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Christmas Cake Roll Recipes

‘Tis the season for baking! And what better way to celebrate the holidays than with a festive and delicious Christmas cake roll? These Christmas Cake Roll Recipes are not only visually appealing but also surprisingly easy to make.

This collection features a variety of Christmas cake roll recipes to cater to every taste and skill level, ranging from classic red and green to fun and festive designs. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a kitchen novice, there’s something for everyone.

Christmas Cake Roll Recipes to try

So grab your aprons and get ready to whip up some unforgettable Christmas memories with these delectable cake rolls!

Christmas Cake Roll

 A red and green cake roll with buttercream frosting.
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat.

This festive red and green cake roll is perfect for a holiday dessert. Your guests will be impressed with the appearance and flavor, and you will appreciate how easy this sweet is to make.

Get the recipe: Christmas cake roll.

Cannoli Cake Roll

A sponge cake roll with ricotta filling.
Photo Credit: Knife and Paddle.

This sponge cake has a decadent ricotta filling. Your family will love a slice of this after an indulgent holiday meal. You can add chocolate chips if you like; no matter how you slice and share, this will be a favorite!

Get the recipe: Cannoli cake roll.

Pumpkin Roll

A pumpkin roll cake with cream cheese frosting.
Photo Credit: The Slow Roasted Italian.

This pumpkin roll is perfect for any holiday. It has a luscious cream cheese filling, paired with a lightly spicy pumpkin cake. Your family will enjoy it so much that you might need 2 to satisfy their sweet tooths!

Get the recipe: Pumpkin roll.

Lemon Curd Cake Roll

A cake roll made with lemon curd, with cookie garnish.
Photo Credit: Chef’s Pencil.

While lemon might not be a standard holiday flavor, I think your family will appreciate the light and sweet zing this dessert brings to your table after a decadent feast.

Get the recipe: Lemon curd cake roll.

Peanut Butter Cup Yule Log

A yule log cake with peanut butter filling.
Photo Credit: Sugar Hero.

This cake starts with a light chocolate sponge cake and fills it with luscious peanut butter filling. Then it is decorated to look like a yule log, complete with cute little candy mushrooms! Your family will love the appearance as well as the decadent flavors.

Get the recipe: Peanut butter cup yule log.

Gingerbread Cake Roll

christmas gingerbread cake roll
Photo credit: Cook Clean Repeat

This cake roll is packed with yummy gingerbread flavor. It starts with a cake mix, making it simple and delicious for everyone to enjoy!

Get the recipe: Gingerbread cake roll.

Coconut Cake Roll

A coconut coated cake roll on a plate.
Photo Credit: An Alli Event.

A coconut cake roll is perfect for the holidays. The coconut offers a snowy look which is festive and delicious without having to put too much effort into decorating.

Get the recipe: Coconut cake roll.

Gingerbread Cake Roll with Eggnog Frosting

 A gingerbread sponge cake with eggnog whipped cream, with sugared cranberries on the top.
Photo Credit: Whisking Wolf.

This cake roll packs two seasonal favorite flavors into one yummy dessert. With fluffy eggnog whipped cream frosting in the middle of rolls of spongy cake every bite is a treat worthy of sharing at all of your December parties and gatherings.

Get the recipe: Gingerbread cake roll with eggnog frosting.

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Roll

A chocolate cake roll with candy cane crumbles.
Photo Credit: Frugal Mom Eh!

Peppermint and chocolate are perfect partners for holiday desserts. This recipe rolls these favorite flavors up into one decadent and delicious cake roll. Who could resist a slice of this after dinner?

Get the recipe: Peppermint chocolate cake roll.

Red Velvet Cake Roll

Red velvet cake, with cream cheese frosting and chocolate ganache is such a decadent mixture for a cake roll! While this tastes like a million bucks, it comes together with only 15 minutes of prep.

Get the recipe: Red velvet cake roll.

Chocolate Mascarpone Yule Log

A chocolate yule log cake with mascarpone filling.
Photo Credit: Chef’s Pencil.

This yule log is perfect for any family gathering. It combines spongy chocolate cake with rich and delicious mascarpone frosting. Decorate it to look like a log, for a festive and flavorful cake roll dessert.

Get the recipe: Chocolate mascarpone yule log.

Grinch Cake Roll

A cake roll with a hidden heart.
Photo Credit: Sweet Recipeas.

One bite of this cute and yummy cake roll will make your heart grow a few sizes! Make this for a sweet treat to share with the family as you have your annual viewing of the classic cartoon, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, or serve it after the holiday meal. 

Get the recipe: Grinch cake roll.

Candy Cane Cake Roll

A candy cane cake roll sliced on a plate.
Photo Credit: Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.

This cake roll is loaded with candy cane flavors and has such a fun and festive design. Add peppermint extract to a cake mix, then liberally sprinkle crushed candy canes over the top for even more seasonal flavor!

Get the recipe: Candy cane cake roll.

Red Velvet White Chocolate Peppermint Buttercream

 A red velvet cake roll with white frosting and candy canes crushed over the top.
Photo Credit: Platter Talk.

This cake roll recipe packs the perfect seasonal flavor into a decadent red velvet cake. Garnish it with peppermint for a minty kiss in each bite. 

Get the recipe: Red velvet white chocolate peppermint buttercream.

Birthday Cake Roll

A funfetti cake roll, sliced.
Photo Credit: Cook Clean Repeat.

This birthday cake roll is so delicious and easy! Make it festive for the holidays by adding seasonal sprinkles to the mix, but be prepared to be asked to share the recipe with everyone who tries it.

Get the recipe: Birthday cake roll