Carrot Cake Swiss Roll

Delight your friends and family with this delectable take on the traditional carrot cake. Hints of zesty orange and an indulgent creamy frosting make this bake the ultimate summer dessert. Experience effortless baking with the Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper and its unique textured surface, that ensures the cake lifts seamlessly off the paper for a perfect swiss roll every time. Serve with fresh raspberries and orange zest.

Prep Time

Approx. 30 minutes, plue cooling time

Cook Time

Approx. 15 minutes




125g grated carrot (approx. 1 large carrot, peeled)

3 medium free-range eggs

115g caster sugar

25g light muscovado or soft brown sugar, sifted to remove any lumps

1 tsp vanilla extract

25ml sunflower oil

1 orange, zested and juiced

125g plain flour

½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

A pinch of salt

25g pecan nuts, finely chopped (or blitz briefly in a mini processor)

2 tbsp extra caster sugar for dusting


50g full fat cream cheese

50g butter

200g icing sugar


Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan/180ºC/Gas 4. Line the swiss roll tin with Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper (this will ensure the swiss roll won’t stick)

Grate the carrot and weigh it before spreading onto a piece of kitchen paper to absorb any excess moisture

Whisk the eggs and sugars for about 5 minutes until light and frothy and doubled in volume. With a large metal spoon or a spatula, fold in the vanilla extract, oil and zest from half the orange

Mix the flour, baking powder, ground spices, salt and pecan nuts together in a bowl then add half of this to the egg and sugar mixture. Fold in gently. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and the carrots and fold in to combine

Pour into the lined tin and spread gently with a spatula until even. Bake for 15 minutes

Meanwhile, place a clean tea towel on the worktop. Place a large piece of Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper on top and sprinkle the extra caster sugar evenly over the paper

As soon as the cake is cooked, using oven gloves or a cloth, tip it carefully but quickly onto the sugared Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper with one of the short ends towards you. Remove the baking tin. Carefully roll up the cake, including the Non-Stick Baking Paper. Leave it rolled up and wrapped in the tea towel until cool (about an hour)

Meanwhile, make the filling. Beat together the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and most of the remaining orange zest until smooth. Gradually add the orange juice until the frosting has a fairly soft spreading consistency. Chill until required

When the cake is cool, carefully unroll but leave on the Bacofoil® Non-Stick Baking Paper and towel. Spread over the frosting over the cake then roll up again and simply peel off the Non-Stick Baking Paper. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with a little more sugar and the rest of the orange zest. Chill before slicing