Unicorn Cake Roll

Unicorn Cake Roll  an easy cake roll recipe that is all things rainbows and UNICORNS! Colorful cake and frosting, pudding, whipped cream, sprinkles, marshmallows and all things glitter and fun.

Unicorn Cake Roll


  1.  3 large eggs
  2.  3/4 cup granulated sugar
  3.  1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  4.  1 teaspoon baking powder
  5.  1/4 teaspoon salt
  6.  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7.  3/4 cup all purpose flour
  8.  Food Coloring — see note
  9.  Powdered sugar — to aid in rolling
  11.  1 quart heavy whipping cream
  12.  1 box instant pudding mix
  13.  2 tablespoons powdered sugar — more to taste
  14.  Food Coloring — see note
  15.  Assorted sprinkles — colorful marshmallows and/or candies, etc.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 10x15” or 10.5x15” cake/jelly roll pan with foil and spray with floured nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Place eggs in a large bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer. Beat at medium speed with mixer for 5 minutes until foamy and yellow. Add sugar and mix for 2 more minutes, until the mixture is thickened slightly. Mix in oil, baking powder, salt, and vanilla, then add flour and mix slowly until just combined.
  3. Divide batter into three bowls. Color each as desired.
  4. Pour each batter into prepared pan, spreading and swirling as desired with a spatula. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is browned and the cake springs back when touched lightly. (Mine took 12 minutes, but all ovens differ.)
  5. While the cake is baking, lay out a clean kitchen towel onto the counter. Spread with about 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
  6. Remove the hot cake from the oven and carefully, using oven mitts so you don’t burn yourself, flip the cake onto the towel. This might make a mess, but that’s okay. Carefully remove the pan and foil (they’re hot!) and then, using the towel, roll up the cake from the short side. The towel will be rolled into the cake. Let this cool completely before continuing.
  7. Note: you can wrap the cooled cake in plastic wrap and let it sit overnight before finishing.
  8. Make the filling: Place the heavy whipping cream in a very large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the pudding mix and beat at high speed with electric or hand mixer until stiff whipped cream forms. This will take anytime between 1-5 minutes, depending on the speed of your mixer. Taste, then add powdered sugar as desired for sweetness, whipping to mix them in.