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Carrot Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Icing

If you are looking for a fun carrot cake recipe be sure to try this easy carrot cake roll with cream cheese filling! It’s super fun for Easter or anytime!

What is a Carrot Cake Roll?

A carrot cake roll is basically a giant carrot cake that has been rolled up into a log. It is then sliced and served like a regular cake. This particular recipe is made with an cream cheese frosting, but you could also use a traditional buttercream frosting if you prefer.

This easy carrot cake roll recipe only requires a few ingredients and it’s made with cake mix! The cream cheese frosting is delicious and it’s the perfect dessert for Easter or any other special occasion.

If you are looking for a fun and easy carrot cake recipe, be sure to try this carrot cake roll! It’s a classic carrot cake rolled cake sure to be a hit with your friends and family!

Where do you serve this easy Carrot Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Frosting?

This Carrot Cake Roll can be served at any party or special event. It’s perfect for Easter, Thanksgiving, or Christmas! The cream cheese frosting is delicious and everyone will love this unique dessert. It’s one of my favorite carrot cake recipes and it’s awesome to serve after easter dinner.

What ingredients do you need for this yummy dessert?

Ingredients for this delicious dessert:

Carrot Cake Roll Ingredients

carrot cake mix
large eggs, room temperature
vegetable oil
finely chopped pecans

softened cream cheese
softened butter
powdered sugar
vanilla extract

You won’t need any grated carrots (fresh carrots) since we are using a cake mix for this delicious carrot c cake. If you love carrot cake you will love this delicious carrot cake recipe with cream cheese icing on the inside.

Grab your favorite serving dish because the finished cake it just so gorgeous! The cooled cake roll is the perfect addition to any easter table. It saves time from making the traditional carrot cake by making the cake jelly-roll style.

Make sure you have a clean tea towel or a clean kitchen towel so you can roll the cool cake on a clean work surface into tasty perfection.

The carrot roll cake is a fun twist with the cream cheese mixture being entwined in the cake versus carrot cake cupcakes where the cream cheese would be on top. It’s an amazing moist cake made in a prepared jelly roll pan that is so good!

Here are some more fun carrot cake recipes to try:

Carrot Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Icing
Yield: 2 cakes

Carrot Cake Roll With Cream Cheese Icing

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

This super fun carrot cake recipe is so good and perfect for Easter dessert or anytime!


  • Ingredients
  • 1 boxed carrot cake mix
  • 3-5 large eggs, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/3 cups finely chopped pecans, divided
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cold
  • 8 Tbsp (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Glaze:
  • 1-ounce softened cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk, divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line your pan with parchment paper and spray your pan with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Step 1: Add the water, oil, and eggs to the cake mix. Using an electric stand or hand mixture, beat until well combined. For an airier cake, first beat the eggs until frothy and then add to the cake mix along with the oil and water.
  3. Step 2: Spread HALF of the mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes and check for doneness by inserting a toothpick into the middle. If the toothpick comes out clean and the cake springs back when you touch it, it is done. If not, bake at 5-minute intervals until desired doneness is reached. Keep in the pan for 5 minutes.
  4. Step 3: Lay out a piece of parchment paper a bit longer than the size of the pan or your lay out the dishtowel. Gently flip the cake onto the parchment paper or towel.
  5. Step 4: Starting at one of the short ends, roll the cake WITH the parchment paper or towel. Allow to cool completely.
  6. Steps 5-6: While the cake is cooling, you can make your filling. In a mixing bowl, cream your butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla extract, powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of the milk. Beat until smooth. Reserve ¼ cup of the mixture.
  7. Step 7: Carefully unroll your cake. Spread the filling over the cake. Re-roll the cake, this time without the paper or towel. 
  8. Step 8: Add the remaining milk to the reserved filling and whisk until smooth. Drizzle over the cake and sprinkle the pecans. Serve and enjoy!
  9. Makes 2 cakes

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 246Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 68mgSodium 112mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 1gSugar 12gProtein 3g

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