Gingerbread Cake Roll

Moist and tender gingerbread spiced cake filled and topped with cinnamon frosting!

Gingerbread Cake Roll | Marsha's Baking Addiction

I can’t believe it’s Christmas next week! Are you excited? I sure am!

Gingerbread is one of my favourite flavours at Christmas. Gingerbread cookies, cakes, desserts, drinks… I love it.

Today, I’m bring you my Gingerbread Cake Roll. Adapted from my Raspberry Jam Swiss Roll, this cake is so moist and tender, and the flavours of molasses and honey combined is just perfect.

Gingerbread Cake Roll | Marsha's Baking Addiction

love making cake rolls, so I wanted to combine my favourite festive flavour with one of my favourite cakes! The results were perfect.

The frosting has a hint of cinnamon, and is dusted off with a little more, for looks.

I hope you enjoy my scrumptious Gingerbread Cake Roll this Christmas!

Gingerbread Cake Roll | Marsha's Baking Addiction

Gingerbread Cake Roll | Marsha's Baking Addiction
5 from 3 votes

Gingerbread Cake Roll

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 3 large eggs separated
  • 85 g molasses
  • 85 g honey
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 120 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Cream Filling

  • 360 ml heavy cream
  • 40 g icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Line a 13x9" Swiss roll pan with parchment paper, then set aside
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the sugar, and mix until firm peaks form. Set aside.
  4. Using the whisk again, mix the egg yolks on high speed until thickened. Add the molasses, and honey, and mix well. Carefully fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
  5. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the mixture until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, and bake for 10 minutes or until light golden-brown in colour.
  7. Dust a clean tea towel with icing sugar. Loosen the edges of the cake and invert the sponge onto the towel, leaving the parchment paper on. Gently roll the sponge and the towel up together. Cool on a wire rack, seam side down, for 10 - 15 minutes.

For the Cream Filling

  1. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix the heavy cream, icing sugar, and cinnamon together on low speed first, slowly increasing to medium speed and mix until firm peaks form.
  2. Once the cake has cooled, gently unroll, peel away the paper and spread 2/3 of the filling over the cake. Re-roll the sponge without the tea towel and spread the remaining filling on top of the cake. Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.

Gingerbread Cake Roll | Marsha's Baking Addiction

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  • Reply
    Vanessa @ VanessaBaked
    December 15, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Our son is very excited, for Christmas! This gingerbread roll looks perfect! 🙂

    • Reply
      December 15, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      Thanks, Vanessa! 🙂

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    Leticia | Thee Limited Edition
    December 15, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    OMG! I could probably eat this entire thing by myself! Lol! I love gingerbread!

    • Reply
      December 15, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      Thanks, Leticia! 🙂

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    Sam @ Sugar Spun Run
    December 15, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I absolutely love the idea of a gingerbread cake roll, Marsha! It looks scrumptious!!!

    • Reply
      December 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks, Sam! 🙂

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    GiGi Eats
    December 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Tongue is out of my mouth… Lake a classy lady!

    • Reply
      December 15, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Haha thanks, GiGi! 🙂

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    Linda@ Today She Loves
    December 16, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Wow, look at you! And I love your new logo/layout! I’ve been meaning to make a Christmas-themed cake roll and this looks fantastic.

    I’m drooling a bit, ssh.

    • Reply
      December 16, 2015 at 12:06 am

      Thanks, Linda! I’m very pleased with my new logo 🙂

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    December 16, 2015 at 12:24 am

    oh my! I just love the flavors in the recipe. Its amazingly delicious 🙂

    • Reply
      December 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm

      Thanks, Kushi! 🙂

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    Lynn | The Road to Honey
    December 21, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    This gingerbread roll look absolutely divine Marsha. I bet those warm gingerbread spices make the whole house smell irresistible. This could be the excuse I need to try my hand at making a roll cake.

    • Reply
      December 21, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Thanks, Lynn!

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