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Sugared Red Velvet Cake Roll

Moist and tender, this classic cake wrapped around luxurious cream cheese frosting is a sweet feast for the eyes. You’ll love its melt-in-your-mouth texture.—Kristie Gentry, King, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) red food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


  • Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs on high speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Beat in the food coloring, buttermilk, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture. Spread into prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Unroll cake; spread filling over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 337 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 241mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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  • K3Mom1
    Feb 15, 2015

    This recipe was horrible. I felt like I was on an episode of Pintrest Fails! I am an experienced cook and baker but I could not save this one. This recipe is flawed and frustrating. Move along to another one.

  • Isasongs
    Dec 24, 2014

    I'm just making it for christmas. And I just rolled it up in the towel, but its broken everywhere. Don't know how you guys did it. I hope it will still turn out ok, because I made it for a christmas party. Bit disappointed I must say...

  • Nichaphat
    Apr 13, 2014

    I don't know what cause the cake to be chewy. The filling was too sweet for me but my husband liked it.

  • catherine47
    Feb 17, 2014

    This cake was way to dry. Two many eggs I think. Very disappointed

  • kebean0106
    Jun 28, 2013

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  • TOrndoff
    Feb 10, 2013

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  • captgeo5
    Jan 24, 2013

    hi, that is what i used apple cider vinegar

  • ruthie.brito
    Dec 29, 2012

    i try doing it but it did not come out right sooo sweet and i got apple vinegar not cidar vinegar could not fine it can u tell me where i could buy it

  • trippy2
    Dec 14, 2012

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  • captgeo5
    Dec 11, 2012

    nice and moist , filling was a little sweet for my taste , nice presentation in the roll , a must make for everybody