Cream Roll Recipe with Fresh Fruit

This cream roll recipe ("Biskuitrolle mit frische Frucht") is made just like a jelly roll recipe only it's filled with whipped cream and fresh fruit. 

German Cake Recipe: Cream Roll with Buttercream filling

Oh, so German. Oh, so delicious. And, oh, so quick and easy!

At first, I used to think of this as a difficult recipe.

I soon found out, though, that if I just get everything ready before I start, the whole process actually goes quickly.

AND the final result is so stunning!

In fact, the cake over in the right column, the one with the strawberries, was made with the help of my 9-year old granddaughter, Lydia.

The one above was made by my dear friend, Melania. 

She filled this with her secret buttercream filling. She hinted it's pudding, butter and icing sugar. That's simple.

Love how she took my cream roll recipe and turned it into hers!

That's what Quick German Recipes is all about! Taking a recipe and making it you own. 

Cream Roll Recipe


  • 3 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tbsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar, sifted (see hints below)
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared fruit


  • Line a rimmed baking sheet (15" X 10") with parchment paper.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • In a small bowl, mix together flour, corn starch, and baking powder, and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, whip egg whites with 3 tbsp water until stiff. Slowly whip in 1/2 cup sugar. Gently stir in egg yolks. Fold in flour mixture.
  • Spread batter on paper-lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake 8 - 10 minutes until wooden pick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  • Place sheet of waxed paper over damp cloth towel. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar.
  • Turn out cake onto waxed paper and peel off lining paper. Trim cake edges if needed.
  • Roll up (lengthwise) cake and waxed paper together. Set aside to cool.
  • Beat whipping cream and icing sugar until stiff.
  • Mix fruit with whipped cream.
  • Unroll cooled cake. Brush with jam if desired.
  • Spread with fruit/cream mixture. Roll up, using waxed paper to lift cake.
  • Sprinkle with additional icing sugar.


  • If possible, use a whipped cream stabilizer such Dr. Oetker's "Whip it" and add about 2 tsp of icing sugar instead.

For the fruit, you can use almost any variety. Sliced strawberries, fresh or frozen raspberries, currants, diced or sliced peaches, blueberries, etc., all work nicely. Even a combination of fruit would be nice. Above is with strawberries, below with blueberries. And at the very top, filled with buttercream filling. 

German Dessert Recipe: Cream Roll filled with Whipped Cream and fresh fruit

This Cream Roll recipe is best made in the morning and served fresh the same day. Here it's filled with strawberries and whipped cream

It needs a bit of time to cool before filling and should stand a bit in the fridge before serving. With a bit of careful planning, this really goes together quite quickly.

It's also a fun recipe to do with kids. They just can't figure out how one can roll a cake!

Once they see how easy it is to do, and how much fun they had doing it, it's one they'll add to their growing list of their own special recipe.

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cream roll ingredients

Prepare ingredients and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

prepare towel

Sprinkle sugar on waxed paper placed on top of damp tea towel and invert baked cake on top.

remove paper

Remove parchment paper from warm cake. Trim edges of cake if necessary.

roll warm cake

Roll up warm cake and waxed paper. Let cool completely.

cover with filling

Unroll cool cake carefully. Spread with jam, whipped cream and blueberries or other fruit.

re-roll cake

Using waxed paper to help, roll up filled cake.

sprinkle with sugar

Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve!

cream roll with strawberries

Fill with your favorite fruits. Here it's done with fresh strawberries and strawberry jam




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