Mocha Chocolate Cake Roll
1 hr 30 min
02 hrs 20 min



4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs, separated, reserve 2 egg yolks

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

2 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/4 cup water

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt


1 tablespoon instant espresso or instant coffee granules

1 tablespoon water

1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1 (1-ounce) square semi-sweet baking chocolate, grated


Powdered sugar

Chocolate-covered coffee beans, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper. Spray paper and sides of pan lightly with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat egg whites in bowl at high speed, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine 2 egg yolks, sugar, butter and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy.

  4. STEP 4

    Add all remaining cake ingredients. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Gently stir egg whites into chocolate mixture until well mixed.

  5. STEP 5

    Pour into prepared pan; spread evenly. Bake 10-15 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center and cake pulls away from edge of pan. Immediately loosen sides of cake by carefully running sharp knife between cake and paper. Cool 10 minutes.

  6. STEP 6

    Invert cake onto smooth clean cotton dish towel sprinkled generously with sifted powdered sugar. (Do not use terry cloth towel.) Very carefully remove top piece of parchment paper. (Cake may stick slightly to paper.) Lightly spray 15x10-inch piece of parchment paper and place over cake, sprayed-side down. While cake is warm, roll up cake and paper in towel beginning with 10-inch side. Cool completely, seam-side down, about 30 minutes.

  7. STEP 7

    Dissolve instant espresso in 1 tablespoon water in bowl; set aside. Beat whipping cream in chilled small bowl at high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add powdered sugar; continue beating until stiff peaks form. Gently stir in dissolved espresso and grated chocolate.

  8. STEP 8

    Carefully unroll cake; remove top piece of parchment paper. Evenly spread filling over cake. Roll up cake from 10-inch end by carefully lifting towel, ending with seam-side down. Sprinkle cake with sifted powdered sugar. Trim edges, if necessary. Carefully place onto serving plate. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. Garnish with chocolate-covered coffee beans, if desired. Carefully cut slices using sharp serrated knife.

Tip #1

Substitute waxed paper for parchment paper.


16Fat (mg)
90Cholesterol (mg)
310Sodium (mg)
34Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
4Protein (g)


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  January 08, 2018

Deliciously Moist and the filling is a rich coffee flavor without being too sweet. Cake fell right out of the pan. Used a generous amount of cooking spray and parchment paper which probably helped. This will be my go to roll cake!

— says Poppy Seed
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  November 24, 2016

I love this one, I have made this one more than once and it's still great and not so sweet.

— says Karina
  October 27, 2015

dough very difficult to work with. the cake coming out of the pan stuck to everything. the cream filling had to double. don't get why all comments said easy to work with. not at all.

— says mary
  July 12, 2014

I made this cake adding melted butter at the end of the process, turn out good. You can filled it with cake filling(strawberries, rasberries ,etc.) I also use wax paper to roll the cake, because is softer than the parchment paper. Let the cake rest rolled few minutes. When You feel it is cool, add the filling.

— says Gloria
  July 06, 2014

I lost my mother's recipe for this cake made without the coffee for Christmas and b-days. It was easier than it looks, but use only parchment paper. At Christmas, my mother would break up hard red & white peppermint candy and mix that in the whipping cream. Yum!

— says Paula
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