Strawberry Shortcake Roll

Local farms have started picking strawberries, one of my favorite fruits. This is how my mom always makes Strawberry Shortcake, with strawberries and whipped cream rolled up inside a sponge cake.

Strawberry Shortcake Roll - Strawberries rolled up in sponge cake with whipped creamIf you have never tried to make a cake roll can seem a little intimidating, but it isn’t that difficult, and it tastes much better than store bought shortcake cups. The secret to getting the cake to roll without cracking (much) is to put the hot cake on a dish towel dusted with powdered sugar, and then roll it up to cool.

rolling up the cake

Then when it is cool you can unroll the cake and fill it.  And even if it cracks a little bit it doesn’t matter since you are covering it in whipped cream!

Strawberry Shortcake Roll - Strawberries and whipped cream

5.0 from 6 reviews
Strawberry Shortcake Roll
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • ¾ c. flour
  • ¼ t. salt
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 2 quarts strawberries
  • 1 pint heavy cream, whipped
  1. Prepare jelly roll pan linin it with waxed paper or parchment paper, and butter the paper. This ensures it is easy to get the cake roll out of the pan. I just use a cookie sheet with edges, it doesn’t have to be a jelly roll pan.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375, and separate the 4 eggs.
  3. Whip the 4 egg whites until stiff, then pour onto a plate and set aside. I always do the egg whites first, because then I don’t have to wash out the mixer bowl.
  4. Put the 4 egg yolks in a mixer bowl with the sugar and beat until creamy. Add the vanilla and beat again.
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
  6. Now fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture while sifting the flour over the top, stirring gently with a spatula.
  7. Spread evenly in the prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes, until it is light brown.
  8. Turn onto a towel dusted with powdered sugar, and roll up the long way inside the towel. This helps it keep its shape once it is filled.
  9. Once it has completely cooled inside the towel unroll the sponge cake, and spread with whipped cream and strawberries. Roll it back up and serve with more strawberries and cream.

Strawberry Shortcake Roll - Delicious Strawberrries rolled up in sponge cake roll with whipped cream

Looking for more strawberry recipes?  Check out my Strawberry Pinterest Board!

Follow Anne G’s board Strawberries on Pinterest.


  1. says

    I’ve always wanted to make a roll cake, but like you said, they look so intimidating. However knowing that I can cover mistakes in whipped cream is definitely a plus! I like all the fresh strawberries pressed into the top of your cake. Thanks for sharing.
    Michelle recently posted..Being Well-Rounded {Cuba Libre}

  2. says

    This was tied for the most viewed post from last week’s Try a New Recipe Tuesday! :-) congratulations! Be sure to stop by and grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. The post should go live shortly. Looking forward to seeing what you’ll share this week.
    Lisa recently posted..Lisa’s Bread Surprise

  3. says

    What a delicious dessert, can’t wait to try this one! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    Miz Helen recently posted..Blackberry Cobbler

  4. says

    Just wanted to let you know that your recipe was feature on what\\\’s cooking wednesday this week! Thanks for linking up and hope you come share another recipe this week!

  5. Cassie says

    I made this dessert for a Fourth of July dinner and it was a big hit and sooo much easier than I thought it would be! Thank you for sharing!

  6. says

    I feel that is among the so much important info for
    me. And i’m happy studying your article. However wanna
    remark on some basic issues, The web site taste is perfect, the
    articles is truly great : D. Just right activity, cheers
    Serum realash recently posted..Serum realash

  7. Rachel says

    Hi! I am really excited to make this cake roll for a potluck coming up! Approximately how far ahead of time can I make this? Should I make it the day of, or will it keep in the fridge from the day before and still maintain a good taste?


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge