Unicorn Roll Cake Recipe

Create a fantastical dessert with this Unicorn Roll Cake, a mesmerizing treat adorned with colorful swirls and a charming unicorn horn. Ideal for birthday parties, special events, or whenever you want to add a sprinkle of magic and wonder, this cake not only looks delightful but tastes heavenly too.


  • Eggs: 3
  • Sugar: 1/3 cup
  • Flour: 1/2 cup
  • Food Coloring: Various colors for the batter
  • Whipped Cream: for filling
  • Sprinkles: for decoration
  • Ice Cream Cone: for the unicorn horn
  • White Chocolate: melted, for securing the horn


Prepare the Cake Batter:

  1. Preheat your oven to 356°F (180°C).
  2. Separate the eggs. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks, gradually adding the sugar until the mixture is glossy.
  3. Gently fold in the egg yolks followed by the flour, being careful not to deflate the meringue.
  4. Divide the batter into several portions and add different food colorings to each to create a vibrant array.

Bake the Cake:

  1. Spread the colored batter into a parchment-lined baking tray, gently swirling the colors with a skewer to achieve a marble effect.
  2. Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cake springs back when touched.

Assemble the Cake:

  1. Turn out the cake onto a new piece of parchment paper sprinkled with a little sugar and remove the used parchment.
  2. While still warm, roll the cake with the new parchment inside. Let it cool rolled up to prevent it from cracking later.

Decorate the Cake:

  1. Once cooled, unroll the cake carefully. Spread whipped cream over it, and sprinkle some sprinkles if desired.
  2. Roll the cake back up without the parchment paper.
  3. Attach an ice cream cone to one end using melted white chocolate to form the “unicorn horn.”
  4. Decorate the exterior with more whipped cream, using a piping bag fitted with a star tip to create texture.
  5. Add sprinkles and any additional edible decorations to enhance the unicorn appearance.

Chill and Serve:

  1. Refrigerate the cake before serving to set the cream and ensure the decorations hold.


  • For an even more colorful cake, use gel food coloring as it provides vibrant colors without altering the batter consistency.
  • To ensure the cake rolls easily without cracking, do not overbake and roll while still warm.


Q: Can I make the cake a day ahead? A: Yes, you can bake the cake and assemble it with the filling a day in advance. Just add the decorations closer to serving time to keep them fresh and vibrant.

Q: How should I store the leftover cake? _A: The leftover cake can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 3 days. Make sure it’s tightly wrapped to maintain freshness.

Prep Time: 35 minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 minutes
Total Time: 47 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Category: Dessert
Method: Baking
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian


The Unicorn Roll Cake is not just a treat; it’s a centerpiece that brings joy and enchantment to any table. With its vibrant swirls and whimsical decorations, this cake is perfect for anyone looking to add a magical touch to their celebration. Enjoy the smiles and amazement it brings as guests marvel at your delightful creation. Happy baking!

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