Do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day at home or out at a restaurant? We have always enjoyed celebrating it at home as a family. My husband and I will usually set aside a different night to enjoy a date night with just the two of us…but Valentine’s Day is usually spent with the family.
We always share a dinner together and then enjoy some kind of dessert. This year it is going to be this Vanilla Raspberry Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting! You guys!!! This is so delicious! It is better than I thought it was going to be…haha!
I wanted to make something that was pretty as well as tasty and decided to forgo the traditional Cake Roll recipes. We love making a Chocolate Cake Roll and Pumpkin Cake Roll, so I decided to change things up.
This Vanilla Cake Roll recipe actually has a delicious flavor. I am normally a chocolate cake girl all the way, so I was pleasantly surprised to find this cake moist and delicious. And to add a touch of festive color I rolled up some frozen raspberries in the Cake Roll. I would have used fresh raspberries but they are a bit pricey still in our area.
But I actually ended up loving the frozen raspberries in this. They kind of softened and melted a little bit into the cream cheese frosting and soaked into the cake just a tiny bit, giving the cake a delicious raspberry flavor and adding some moisture! If you don’t want that, be sure to use the fresh raspberries.
If you haven’t made a Cake Roll before, it is much easier than you might think. Follow the directions closely and be sure to beat the eggs VERY well before adding the other ingredients. This will make your cake light and fluffy!
Vanilla Raspberry Cake Roll
4 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons buttermilk
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Raspberries (fresh or frozen)
- Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat the eggs on high speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Beat in the buttermilk, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture. Spread into prepared pan.
- Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Unroll cake; spread filling over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Dust with additional confectioners’ sugar. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
*adapted from Taste of Home
This is a definite keeper! It’s almost too pretty to eat….
And…that is not all…I am joining in on a fun collaboration with 11 other creative bloggers. We are joining together to bring you some fun themed creative food items every month this year. I just know you are going to love all the creative ideas everyone has to share. Be sure to check out what everyone else is serving up this month with their creative Valentine’s Day Treats!
No-Bake Raspberry Cheesecakes from Mom Endeavors
Cherry Cheesecake Dip from See Vanessa Craft
Hot Tamale Fudge from Strawberry Mommycakes
Strawberry Angel Food Cake from Mommy Hates Cooking
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Yogurt Pops from Play Party Pin
Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops from Happiness is Homemade
Valentine’s Day Snack Mix from Two Twenty One
Red Velvet Cheesecake from Spaceships and Laserbeams
Loves Me Loves Me Not Valentine’s Cupcakes from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons
Valentines Chocolate Pretzel Bark from A Night Owl
Chocolate Raspberry Macarons from Ashlee Marie
Vanilla Raspberry Cake Roll from The Idea Room