Coconut Almond Cake Roll Recipe

Sponge cake roll with a chocolate spread, a light cream, topped with toasted almonds and coconut flakes. This Coconut Almond Cake Roll recipe is a great dessert for any occasion.

Slices of Coconut Almond Cake Roll.


This almond coconut cake roll is such an easy recipe to make, and it tastes phenomenal.ย  With five kids, I really don’t have time for dessert recipes that take a whole afternoon to prepare. This roulade, on the other hand, is not time-consuming at all.

You want to use a large, rimmed baking sheet the size of 18″x12″ (somewhere in that vicinity).

  • Prepare cake roll
  • Toast almonds and coconut
  • Prepare chocolate layer
  • Prepare cream
  • Assemble

How to prepare the sponge cake batter:

Step by step instructions how to make sponge cake roll.

Chocolate coconut cake roll:

This recipe was inspired by the candy Almond Joy and that really is what it tastes like in every bite. You have the chocolate, the coconut flakes, the almonds and to top it off – a delicate light cream. So perfect!I

I love the homemade chocolate layer that takes this cake over the top. I mean, who doesnโ€™t love chocolate!?! The light chocolate layer is such a great compliment to this coconut cake roll.

How to assemble the roll:

Step by step pictures on how to assemble roulade.

Coconut roulade cake:

This coconut roulade is not overly sweet but sweet enough to satisfy that dessert craving. The cake is perfectly balanced in every bite. This cake roulade is great to make it you are just looking to spoil the Mr. It’s also just as amazing to prepare for a ladies get together and is just as wonderful for family gatherings. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Coconut almond cake roll on a platter cut into slices.

Coconut sponge cake roll:

The kind of batter used for this roll is a sponge cake (aka biskvit). Biskvit is a popular cake batter used in the Russian and Ukrainian kitchen. There are so many ways to bake and prepare the biskvit batter and just as many ways to assemble and decorate it. The classic recipe is made with eggs, sugar and flour. I tweaked my recipe to add baking powder and sour cream. Instead of beating the sugar and eggs for 20 minutes, my method is much quicker. Simple ingredients with outstanding results. Me like, and I hope you will like as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Up close picture of a slice of coconut almond cake roll.

Other sponge cake recipes that you may enjoy:

LAYERED CAKE WITH RASPBERRIES: Layered sponge cake with a dulce de leche cream topped with raspberries.

TIRAMISU AND BERRIES CAKE ROLL RECIPE: ย Inspired by Tiramisu cake. This sponge cake roll with coffee for the soaking, a soft cream and topped with fresh berries.

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5 from 2 votes
Coconut Almond Cake Roll Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
47 mins

Sponge cake roll with a chocolate layer, a light cream, topped with toasted almonds and coconut flakes. This Coconut Almond Cake Roll recipe is a great dessert for any occasion.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 527 kcal
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • ยฝ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
Chocolate layer-
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • ยฝ cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa
  • 3 Tbsp half and half
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • ยฝ cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  1. Preheat oven to 355ยฐF. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with baking spray and lightly dust with flour. Set aside.

  2. Spread sliced almonds on a small baking sheet. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet. Bake 5-7 minutes until golden in color. Set aside to cool.

  3. Separate egg whites from egg yolks in two bowls. Beat egg whites on high speed for 2 minutes, until whites form soft peaks. Slowly, add sugar and beat another 2 minutes until stiff peaks form.

  4. Using same whisks. In a different bowl, beat egg yolks and sour cream for 1 minute. Add yolk/sour cream mixture to egg whites and beat on low speed until combined.

  5. Combine flour and baking powder. Add half the flour to egg mixture. Beat. Add the rest of the flour and beat again. Beat lightly and just enough to incorporate flour. Don't overbeat.

  6. Pour mixture into the prepared baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes. Check the middle of cake for the readiness with a toothpick, it should come out clean.

  7. Once baked, let cool about a minute. Remove parchment paper from the bottom of the cake and put it on top and roll it up. Let it cool completely. (Kitchen towel can be used instead when rolling into the roulade.

  8. Chocolate layer. Add all of the ingredients for the chocolate in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently until everything is a thick smooth consistency.  Set aside to cool. 

  9. Prepare cream: With a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth, add sugar and mix until combined. Refrigerate until needed.

  10. In a separate bowl beat the whipping cream until solid and soft peaks form. Combine with cream cheese and sugar, fold in the whipping cream until well combined. 

  11. Carefully unroll the cake roll and remove parchment paper. Spread the chocolate generously over the cake. 

  12. Add about 2/3 of the cream over the chocolate. 

  13. Add the toasted almonds. 

  14. Tightly roll the roulade. Coat top and sides of roulade with remaining cream.

  15. Decorate top of roulade with toasted coconut flakes. 

  16. Refrigerate cake covered at least 2 hours or overnight.

Recipe Notes

Use a rimmed baking sheet around the size of 18"x12". ๐Ÿ™‚

Read our NUTRITION disclaimer HERE!

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Almond Cake Roll Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 246mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 44g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 15.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Coconut Almond Cake Roll Recipe

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Show 10 Comments
  • Tanya 06/16/2018, 12:16 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Wow, this cake was delicious!!!!

    • admin 06/17/2018, 11:53 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      You’re so kind, Tanya. Thanks so much for the awesome feedback. And, thanks for visiting our online home. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Oksana 04/07/2018, 10:22 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Made this tonight . It’s delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹ my whole family loves it. The flavors are amazing. Thank you

    • admin 04/08/2018, 12:33 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Thanks so much for trying our recipe, Oksana!
      So glad to hear your family loved the cake. Look at you awesome baked. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • oksana 04/02/2018, 9:54 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    What size of baking sheet for the cake? Also, sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

    • admin 04/02/2018, 10:54 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Updated, thank you, Oksana.
      Have a lovely week.

  • Laura 03/31/2018, 8:03 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Hi valya how do you prepare the chocolate layer

    • admin 03/31/2018, 11:03 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Oh no. Thanks so much for catching that, Laura. It’s fixed. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Delly 03/31/2018, 1:47 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    How do you make the chocolate spread??

    • admin 04/04/2018, 11:52 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      I’m so sorry for not responding earlier. For some reason, your comment was marked as Spam and I didn’t see it come through. The recipe is updated. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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