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Festive and Delicious Peppermint Roll Cake

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Where are my mint fans at? This Peppermint Roll Cake Recipe is the perfect minty treat! Check out all my Holiday Cookies and Sweet Treats for even more festive and tasty recipes.

Making homemade cake is always a good idea, and topping it with creamy frosting is literally the icing on the cake! If you’re a fan of peppermint dessert, you’re not going to want to miss this one. I love the texture of this soft cake recipe!

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What I love about this simple dessert recipe is that it tastes great and looks great. It’s stunning, it’s delicious, and it is a great holiday treat.

You can easily make this for holiday parties and wow all the guests. Or, you can do what I like to do and make it and keep it for yourself and your crew! Either s a great option to have!

Be sure to check out the rest of my peppermint recipes!

Festive and Delicious Peppermint Roll Cake

Since this is a roll cake recipe, there are a few important steps to pay attention to. This doesn’t mean that this cake recipe is hard, but it does mean that you’ll have to read the full directions below on the printable recipe card and follow along.

Typically, while I’m making the cake from scratch, the boys are helping out and making the homemade cream cheese frosting. While I think they do this because they can lick the beaters and have a sweet treat sooner, I sure don’t mind the help!

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Do you have to sift powdered sugar?

It’s always a good idea to sift the powdered sugar and the flour. Not all recipes call for it, but I typically will do it just because sometimes there are lumps in them – and who needs that in their baked goods?

As long as you have a sifter, I promise it’s a fast and painless process. That way, the sugar and flour are all broken apart, creating a tasty dish without the worry of lumps.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Chocolate Peppermint Cake Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Make it a Meal:

Thinking of meal planning? You should totally give it a try! It is fast and easy to do, but it saves me so much stress throughout the week! I can’t believe that I ever hesitated to start meal planning.

Even my family agrees that planning the meals is such an awesome idea!

Main Dish: Slow Cooker Hamburger Soup Recipe

Vegetable Side: Asparagus Spirals

Starch Side: Parmesan Steak Fries with Ranch

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

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Best Cake Recipes:

Once you make this Rolled Peppermint Cake Recipe, keep that baking momentum! I’ve gathered up some of the best cake recipes I know you’ll love, too!

I’ve included a few of my favorites from other bakers out there as well – because you can never have to make recipes for cake!

This simple Simply Delicious Chocolate Ice Cream Cake Recipe proves that there are many ways to make a cake.

Everyone in the house loves this Red Velvet Cake Recipe!

Who says that you can’t have cake for breakfast? I think this Easy Coffee Cake proves you can.

Apple fans will love this Apple Fritter Cake recipe!

I can’t stop thinking about the texture of this Easy Custard Cake!

Get lost in a mouthful of this Super Yummy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe! Cookies made with cake mix are the best!

Making this Angel Food Cake Recipes is a great idea. Your tastebuds will thank you!

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What other toppings can be added to the cake?

The great thing about making cake is its versatility in the toppings used. Crushed peppermint goes with the recipe, but you could also use crushed chocolate mints, mint chocolate chips, or even a little drizzle or chocolate syrup.

If you love something sweet, add it. It’s your cake recipe, after all! Just remember that some toppings have a stronger flavor than others, so you don’t want to use anything that will overshadow that delicious peppermint flavor!

Why do I keep a roll cake in the fridge?

Roll cakes are one of my favorite desserts, but have you ever wondered why I keep my roll cake in the fridge? It may initially seem odd, but chilling the cake has several benefits.

Not only does it help keep the delicate sponge cake from drying out, but it also enhances the overall texture and flavor of the dessert.

Plus, there’s just something so refreshing about enjoying a cool, creamy slice of roll cake on a hot summer day.

So whether you’re a long-time roll cake fan or have yet to try this delectable dessert, I highly recommend giving the chilled version a chance – trust me, it’s worth it!

What pairs well with a peppermint flavored cake?

When it comes to dessert, a peppermint flavored cake is a unique and refreshing choice that packs a festive punch. However, finding the perfect pairing can be a bit tricky.

One option is to go for a classic combination and serve the cake with some vanilla ice cream. The cool creaminess of the ice cream cuts through the strong mint flavor of the cake while also providing a contrasting texture.

Another option is to mix things up by serving the cake with a warm cup of cocoa.

The rich chocolate flavor and comforting warmth of the drink perfectly complement the cool minty cake, creating a cozy and satisfying experience.

No matter which pair you choose, a peppermint-flavored cake is sure to delight your taste buds and leave a lasting impression.

What does a sponge cake taste like?

Sponge cake is a delicately airy and soft dessert that melts in your mouth with every bite. Unlike other cakes that are often dense and rich, sponge cake has a light texture that makes it perfect for any occasion.

The cake itself is not overly sweet, but rather exhibits a subtle sweetness that isn’t overpowering.

Complemented by a creamy whipped cream topping or a layer of sweet fruit, sponge cake is sure to leave your taste buds wanting more.

Its fluffy and tender interior is a testament to its name and reputation, making sponge cake a beloved dessert all around the world.

More Peppermint Recipes:

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Peppermint Roll Cake

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This Peppermint Roll Cake recipe is the perfect dessert this holiday season!


Chocolate Cake

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 T cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 egg whites (stiffly beaten)

Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1/2 cup softened butter, unsalted
  • 8 ounces of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed peppermint candies (use a food processor)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat the egg yolks until they are thick and colored like a lemon.
  3. Sit the flour, salt, cocoa, and powdered sugar together.
  4. Beat the dry sifted ingredients into the egg yolks. Blend well.
  5. Add the vanilla, and then fold in the egg whites.
  6. Spray a 10X15 cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray, and then put parchment paper on top.
  7. Pour the cake batter into the baking pan and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. The middle of the cake should spring back when pushed with your finger, indicating that it's done.
  8. Grab a clean dish towel and lightly dust it with powdered sugar. Loosen the baked cake from the cake pan and put it onto the towel while it is still warm. Be sure to take off the parchment paper.
  9. Roll the cake gently, and be sure to roll the towel into the cake.
  10. Wrap the towel to hold its shape.
  11. After the cake has cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting on the cake and then add the crushed peppermints. Roll like it's a jelly roll.
  12. To make the frosting, combine the cream cheese and the butter in a mixing bowl and beat with a mixer.
  13. Add the vanilla and salt and stir.
  14. Turn the mixer to low and add the powdered sugar until it's mixed completely.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 434Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 140mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 0gSugar: 55gProtein: 5g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 11/28/2022

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