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Gluten Free Cake Roll
Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Roll

Cake roll. Jelly roll. Jam roll. Log cake.

What were they called when you were a kid? What do you call this spongy cake that you bake on a cookie sheet, roll up and fill with jam, whipped cream, or a fruit filling?

I have been playing with cake roll recipes lately. These cake rolls or jelly rolls were something I grew up with and I’ve been trying hard to perfect a gluten-free version to share here.

This time I worked on a gluten-free chocolate cake roll. One that you can fill with cherry pie filling and whipped cream for a holiday dessert. Or just simply raspberry jam and enjoy it with a cup or tea or a glass of milk.

Gluten-free chocolate cake roll

I will be sharing more cake roll recipes this year. I’ve made a keto/low carb matcha cake roll that is light and perfect for dessert. I have also made a classic gluten free version of a vanilla jam roll.

I can’t wait to share more baking recipes here.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Roll



  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add egg whites to a stand mixer and beat until soft peaks form.
  • Add 1/3 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg yolks and the other 1/3 cup of sugar until it is thick and creamy.
  • Add the oil, hazelnut flavor and cocoa and beat well.
  • Fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture as well as the gluten free flour until blended.
  • Pour batter onto lined cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • While baking take out a few towel and wet it so it’s damp.
  • Lay towel on counter.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder over towel.
  • Remove cake roll from oven and invert it onto tea towel.
  • Gently remove parchment paper.
  • Carefully roll up cake roll.
  • For filling I whipped up cream until thick with a bit of sweetener.
  • I also made a cherry filling using frozen cherries, sweetener and cornstarch.
  • Carefully open up roll.
  • Spread a bit of whipped cream all over roll.
  • Add cherry filling.
  • Gently roll up and place on a serving plate.
  • Cover roll with whipped cream and cherry filling.
  • Enjoy!
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Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Roll