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slices of a strawberry shortcake roll on a white plate
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Strawberry Shortcake Roll

Fresh Strawberries make delicious desserts and my Strawberry Shortcake Roll is an easy and delicious recipe that will bring smiles to your summer table.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time42 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 330kcal


Sponge Cake

  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup milk (or heavy cream) I used whole milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 whole eggs warmed*
  • 3 egg yolks warmed*
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup cake flour *

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar


  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar for dusting finished cake
  • ½ cup sliced strawberries for garnish


Sponge Cake

  • preheat the oven to 400 (204 C) degrees
  • Line a 13 x 17 inch pan with parchment paper
  • Combine the milk, butter and vanilla in a small pan and heat just enough to melt the butter, set aside
  • In a stand mixer, whip the eggs, egg yolks, and sugar on high speed for 5-7 minutes or until it forms wide bands of ribbons when the beater is lifted out.
  • Gently transfer the egg mixture to a bowl large enough to make folding in the other ingredients easy.
  • Pour in the butter/milk mixture down the side of the bowl and fold this into the egg mixture using a rubber spatula.
  • Sift the flour over the egg mixture, doing this in three batches. After sifting, gently begin to fold the flour into the mixture. (the flour will settle on the bottom, fold more than you think you should, I still wound up with little flour balls in my cake)
  • Continue sifting in the flour in the three batches until it has all been folded in. (don't forget to check the bottom of the bowl for more flour)
  • Pour the mixture into the lined sheet pan and using an offset spatula smooth out the mixture evenly. Use your finger to run down the insides of the pan creating a momentary separation of the cake from the pan.
  • Place on center rack in the oven and bake for 12 minutes.
  • Allow the cake to cool for 10 minutes, then turn the cake out onto a clean piece of parchment that has been dusted with 10x sugar. (do this quickly so it does not tear)
  • Gently peal off the parchment from the bottom of the cake (use a metal spatula if it is hard to remove)


  • Wash and hull the strawberries. Slice the strawberries
  • Add sugar to berries and allow to sit until needed

Whipped Cream

  • Add whipping cream to your mixing bowl and starting on a lower speed begin to whip your cream, add in the sugar and vanilla.
  • gradually increase the speed of the mixer, and continue whipping the cream until it is fully set.
    *This process will take 8-10 and will ensure that your whipped cream holds up.

With cake on the new parchment that has been dusted with confectioners sugar, begin your assembly.

  • Spread the whipped cream onto the cake, spreading evenly to the ends of the sides, but leaving 1 inch on either end (short sides)
  • Place your sliced strawberries on top of the whipped cream, distributing them evenly.
  • Begin rolling the cake using the parchment to hold it with, rolling it gently but firmly along, trying to keep it as tight as possible without having whipped cream come out of the sides.
  • Continue rolling until it has completely rolled up
  • Re-dust the parchment the cake is still on and turning the cake facing the long side of the parchment and roll it up as tightly as possible without losing cream out the ends, twisting the ends of the paper like taffy.
    *I rolled my cake in an additional piece of parchment, to make sure it was secure
  • Place the rolled and sealed cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set up, I left mine in overnight and it was fine.
  • Before serving, if needed trim the ends of the roll so they are even. Then dust with confectioners sugar and top with sliced strawberries.


*warm eggs by placing them in a bowl and covering them with hot tap water and allowing them to sit for 5 minutes. Warm eggs with froth up better. You can also just set your eggs out until they come to room temperature.
*You can make cake flour by adding 2 tablespoons (15 gm) of cornstarch to ¾ cup minus two tablespoons (80 gm) of all purpose flour.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 152mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 809IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg