Galaxy Cake Roll


Embark on a celestial journey with our Galaxy Cake Roll recipe! This whimsical dessert will transport you to the depths of space with its swirls of vibrant colors and decadent chocolatey goodness. Whether you’re hosting a themed party or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this recipe is sure to dazzle your taste buds and ignite your imagination. Follow along as we guide you through the steps to create your very own edible galaxy.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Gel food coloring (blue, purple, pink)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal later.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar together until thick and pale in color. Add the vanilla extract, vegetable oil, and milk, and mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until smooth and fully incorporated.
  4. Divide the batter evenly into separate bowls, depending on how many colors you’d like to use for your galaxy design. Add a few drops of gel food coloring to each bowl and gently fold until the colors are well distributed and you achieve your desired shades of blue, purple, and pink.
  5. Pour each colored batter into a separate piping bag or zip-top bag with the corner snipped off. Pipe random swirls and patterns onto the prepared jelly roll pan, alternating between colors to create a galaxy effect.
  6. Once the pan is filled with the colorful batter, gently tap it on the counter to remove any air bubbles and smooth out the surface.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cake is set and springs back when lightly touched.
  8. While the cake is still warm, carefully lift it out of the pan using the parchment paper overhang and transfer it to a clean surface. Starting from one of the short ends, gently roll the cake up along with the parchment paper. Allow it to cool completely while rolled up.
  9. Once the cake has cooled, carefully unroll it and remove the parchment paper. Spread a layer of your favorite frosting or whipped cream evenly over the surface of the cake.
  10. Carefully re-roll the cake without the parchment paper, this time without applying too much pressure to avoid squeezing out the filling. Wrap the rolled cake in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  11. Before serving, dust the surface of the cake with powdered sugar to mimic the stars of the galaxy.
  12. Slice the Galaxy Cake Roll into individual servings and marvel at the mesmerizing swirls of color within each slice. Enjoy the otherworldly taste sensation!

Serving Tips:

  1. For an extra touch of celestial charm, garnish each slice of Galaxy Cake Roll with edible silver or gold star sprinkles.
  2. Serve slices of the cake roll alongside a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a decadent dessert experience.
  3. Pair this cosmic treat with a cup of hot cocoa or your favorite celestial-inspired cocktail for a truly out-of-this-world dessert pairing.
  4. To impress your guests, consider dusting the serving platter with edible glitter or shimmer dust before placing the slices of cake roll for a dazzling presentation.

Storage Tips:

  1. Store any leftover Galaxy Cake Roll in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
  2. To maintain its freshness and prevent the cake from drying out, wrap individual slices tightly in plastic wrap before storing in the fridge.
  3. If you prefer to freeze the cake roll for longer storage, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap followed by a layer of aluminum foil to protect it from freezer burn. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 1-2 months.
  4. When ready to enjoy, allow the frozen cake roll to thaw in the refrigerator overnight. For a quicker thawing process, you can also leave it at room temperature for a few hours before serving.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Galaxy Cake Roll remains as fresh and delightful as the day it was made, allowing you to savor its cosmic flavors whenever the craving strikes.


  1. Cosmic Chocolate Orange: Infuse the chocolate cake batter with a hint of orange zest or extract for a zesty twist on the classic Galaxy Cake Roll. Pair with a creamy orange-flavored frosting for a citrusy burst of flavor.
  2. Nebula Nutella: Spread a generous layer of Nutella or your favorite chocolate hazelnut spread onto the surface of the cake before rolling it up for an indulgent variation that’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
  3. Stardust Strawberry: Replace the chocolate cake batter with a vanilla-flavored one and swirl in vibrant shades of pink and red for a strawberry-inspired Galaxy Cake Roll. Fill with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream for a fruity delight.
  4. Galactic Green Tea: Add a unique twist to your Galaxy Cake Roll by incorporating matcha powder into the cake batter for a vibrant green hue. Fill with a creamy matcha-flavored filling or whipped cream infused with green tea for an earthy and aromatic variation.
  5. Interstellar Ice Cream: Roll up your Galaxy Cake Roll with a layer of your favorite ice cream flavor for a cool and refreshing twist. Whether it’s classic vanilla, decadent chocolate, or fruity strawberry, the combination of cake and ice cream is sure to delight your taste buds.
  6. Cosmic Coconut: Replace a portion of the flour in the cake batter with desiccated coconut for a tropical twist on the Galaxy Cake Roll. Fill with coconut whipped cream and top with toasted coconut flakes for an extra burst of flavor and texture.
  7. Meteorite Mint Chocolate: Add a pop of freshness to your Galaxy Cake Roll by incorporating mint extract or finely chopped mint chocolate into the batter. Fill with a layer of chocolate ganache infused with mint for a decadent and refreshing variation.
  8. Aurora Almond: Enhance the nutty flavor of the cake by adding almond extract to the batter. Fill with almond-flavored whipped cream or a layer of almond paste for a deliciously nutty twist on the classic Galaxy Cake Roll.

With these creative variations, you can customize your Galaxy Cake Roll to suit your taste preferences and explore new flavor combinations that are truly out of this world!


Indulge your senses and ignite your imagination with our Galaxy Cake Roll recipe. With its stunning appearance and heavenly flavor, this cosmic confection is sure to be the star of any dessert spread. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet escape, this recipe will transport you to a galaxy far, far away. So gather your ingredients, unleash your creativity, and prepare to embark on a delicious journey through the cosmos!

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. Q: Can I make the Galaxy Cake Roll in advance? A: Yes, you can prepare the cake roll in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days, or freeze it for longer storage.
  2. Q: How do I prevent the cake roll from cracking when rolling? A: To prevent cracking, roll the cake while it’s still warm and flexible. You can also gently score the cake with a knife before rolling to help it bend more easily.
  3. Q: Can I use liquid food coloring instead of gel? A: Liquid food coloring may alter the consistency of the cake batter, so it’s best to use gel food coloring for more vibrant colors without affecting the texture.
  4. Q: Can I use a different size of jelly roll pan? A: While a 10×15-inch jelly roll pan is recommended for this recipe, you can use a similar-sized pan or adjust the baking time accordingly if using a smaller or larger pan.
  5. Q: Can I substitute the vegetable oil with butter? A: Yes, you can substitute melted butter for the vegetable oil if desired. Just make sure to let the melted butter cool slightly before adding it to the batter.
  6. Q: How do I know when the cake is done baking? A: The cake is done baking when it’s set and springs back when lightly touched. You can also insert a toothpick into the center of the cake – if it comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs, it’s ready.
  7. Q: Can I use parchment paper instead of plastic wrap for rolling the cake? A: While parchment paper can help prevent sticking, it’s not flexible enough to roll the cake. Plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel is recommended for rolling.
  8. Q: How can I achieve more defined swirls in the cake? A: To create more defined swirls, avoid overmixing the colored batter and gently swirl them together with a knife or toothpick before baking.
  9. Q: Can I use a different filling besides frosting or whipped cream? A: Absolutely! You can experiment with different fillings such as fruit preserves, chocolate ganache, or even Nutella for a delicious twist.
  10. Q: Can I omit the cocoa powder for a vanilla-flavored cake? A: Yes, you can omit the cocoa powder to create a vanilla-flavored cake base. Simply follow the recipe without adding cocoa powder and adjust the baking time accordingly.

These FAQs address common queries about making and customizing the Galaxy Cake Roll, ensuring a smooth baking experience and delicious results every time.

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