Hot Chocolate Cake Roll Recipe

Indulge in Decadence: Hot Chocolate Cake Roll

Imagine a dessert that combines the warmth of hot chocolate with the delight of a fluffy cake roll. Say hello to the Hot Chocolate Cake Roll, a heavenly creation that will surely tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Let’s dive into the recipe and indulge in the decadence of this delightful treat.


For the Cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Unsweetened baking cocoa and powdered sugar for rolling the cake

For the Frosting:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip (in a tub, not a can)
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

For the Topping:

  • Chocolate syrup
  • Mini marshmallows


  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 375°F and line a 17x11x1 inch pan with parchment paper, then spray it with cooking oil spray, ensuring to cover the sides as well.
  2. Making the Cake: Using an electric mixer, beat the eggs on high speed for about 5 minutes until they become thick and light yellow. Slowly beat in the granulated sugar. Lower the speed to low and add the water and vanilla extract. Still on low speed, gradually add the flour, ¼ cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Beat just until the batter is smooth. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 7-8 minutes, then perform a toothpick test. Run a spatula around the edges of the pan to loosen the cake.
  3. Rolling the Cake: Generously sprinkle a clean kitchen towel with cocoa and powdered sugar. Turn the cake pan upside down onto the towel and carefully remove the parchment paper. Trim off any crusty edges if necessary. While the cake is still hot, gently roll it with the towel from the narrow end, being careful not to make it too tight or press too hard. Cool the rolled cake on a wire rack for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Making the Frosting: Beat the cream cheese with sugar on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes until light and smooth. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, then add the marshmallow fluff and beat until combined. On low speed, beat in the Cool Whip just until combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl again, then fold in the mini marshmallows with a spatula until they are all incorporated.
  5. Assembling the Cake: Carefully unroll the cooled cake. Spread the frosting all over the cake, leaving about an inch and a half on one of the short ends. Carefully roll the cake back up, starting with the side that has frosting, and place the cake seam down on a serving dish. Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top it off with some mini marshmallows.
  6. Chilling and Serving: Cover the cake and refrigerate it until ready to serve. Indulge in slices of this delightful Hot Chocolate Cake Roll, savoring each bite of fluffy cake and creamy frosting.


With its irresistible combination of chocolatey goodness and fluffy texture, the Hot Chocolate Cake Roll is a dessert dream come true. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply satisfying your sweet tooth, this delightful treat is sure to impress. So, gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and treat yourself to a slice of decadence that will leave you craving for more. Enjoy the warmth and sweetness of hot chocolate in every bite of this delicious cake roll!

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