Coffee Roulade (VIDEO)

Mouthwatering delicious Coffee Roulade recipe. Soft and airy chocolate cake roulade with rich coffee cream. This dessert is for the coffee lovers!

If you like coffee flavored dessert like this one, also try our Layered Coffee Cake!

Chocolate Coffee Roulade pieces with chocolate drizzle.

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This coffee roulade will become a family favorite. The chocolate cake roll is airy and sponge-like and so soft. The cake is generously loaded with a coffee cream that adds so much richness and enhances the flavors of the overall dessert.

If you enjoy coffee, this dessert will be on repeat in your home.

Coffee roulade slices on a plate topped with fresh cocoa powder.

how to make coffee roulade-

  • Prepare the chocolate cake roulade.
  • Make the coffee cream.
  • Once the cake is cooled, soak with orange juice.
  • Generously spread the cream.

Recipe for how to make coffee roulade with a coffee creamy sweet cream.

  • Tightly roll cake into a log.
  • Spread remaining cream over top and sides of the roulade.
  • Dust with cocoa powder.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • ENJOY, friends!

How to assemble this coffee roulade recipe with a coffee cream and chocolate drizzle.

can I prepare the cake roulade in advance?

Yes, this coffee roll can be prepared a day in advance. Keep covered and refrigerated.

can I substitute the soaking?

The orange juice may be substituted for cold coffee.

what size pan do I bake cake roulade in?

You’ll need a large rimmed baking sheet, approximately 17″x11″ to 18″x12″ in size. You can also use (2) 9″x13″ baking pans.

Coffee Roulade with chocolate sponge cake and a sweet coffee cream.I hope you love the recipe for this coffee roulade. Don’t forget to leave us feedback in the comments below. 🙂

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5 from 4 votes

Coffee Roulade Recipe

Chocolate cake roll with a sweet coffee flavored cream, topped with a chocolate drizzle. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Russian
Keyword: coffee roulade
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner



Coffee Cream-

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temp
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tsp hot water
  • 8 oz cool whip, thawed
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder, for dusting, optional
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate, optional


Cake Roulade:

  • Preheat oven to 355°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with baking spray and lightly dust with flour. Set aside
  • In a large bowl, add eggs and sugar. Beat on high speed for 10-12 minutes or until the mixture has tripled in size. 
  • In a small bowl, combine cocoa, flour and baking powder. Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture with a spatula. (Beat with a mixing spoon on low speed for a few seconds, just to make sure flour is well incorporated. Don't overbeat or mixture will flatten.)
  • Pour batter into the baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes.
  • Once baked, let cool about a minute. With a sharp knife, release edges of cake from baking sheet.
  • Roll cake into a roulade. Set aside to completely cool.


  • Add cream cheese and powdered sugar to a bowl. In a small measuring cup add the instant coffee and pour the hot water over it. 
  • Combine coffee and hot water, mix vigorously until coffee dissolves.
  • Add the cool whip and mix. Refrigerate cream until ready to use.
  • Unroll the cake and brush with orange juice.
  • Generously cover with cream.
  • Roll the cakes back up into a roulade. Cover tops and sides of both cakes with the remaining cream.
  • Dust roll with cocoa, optional.
  • Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired. 
Nutrition Facts
Coffee Roulade Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 376 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 269mg8%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 38g42%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 510IU10%
Vitamin C 6.2mg8%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Bob 12/13/2019, 9:54 am Link Reply

    It was so sticky that I couldn’t unroll the cake part. It completely broke apart. Maybe I didn’t bake it long enough? The flavour was great but only to eat out of a Tupperware container. Why roll it up, and then unroll it, then roll it up again.

    • Valentina's Corner 12/13/2019, 3:54 pm Link Reply

      Oh no, Bob! Something definitely went wrong. Did you check the center of the cake for readiness?
      It does sound like it was underbaked and did you use either parchment paper or a towel when rolling.
      If you don’t roll it up and it cools, you won’t be able to roll it up later, it’ll just break into pieces.

  • Sylvia Velazquez 09/04/2019, 6:43 pm Link Reply

    Hi does this recipe make 1 roulade or 2 thanks

    • Valentina's Corner 09/04/2019, 9:42 pm Link Reply

      In the body of the post we have the pan sizes for 1 or 2 roulades. I’d recommend 1 large roulade.

  • Valentina 05/01/2019, 6:15 pm Link Reply

    I have made this so many times 🙂 it’s delicous and easy! Thanks for the recipe!

    • Valentina's Corner 05/01/2019, 9:31 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much for sharing, Valentina. I love hearing that. (by the way, Beautiful name :O).)

  • Raya 02/19/2019, 7:37 pm Link Reply

    Hi Valya. I made this for a family get together and everyone loved it! My kids loooooved it! My 5 year old doughter just came up to me and said mom this is my favorite cream! I love it too. My hubby also approved that it’s super delicious! That tells me a lot;). Will be making again and again. As a cake is my next to do:)

    • Valentina's Corner 02/20/2019, 11:16 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Raya. Thanks for the feedback. You totally should try the cake version, it a bit more chocolatey and so good! <3
      Thanks for visiting our online home. Do stop by and visit again.

  • Mom's Dish 02/14/2019, 1:49 pm Link Reply

    Valentina, this coffee roulade looks so good and easy to prepare. Being form Seattle, we love everything with coffee so this is definitely my type of treat!

    • Valentina's Corner 02/15/2019, 1:37 pm Link Reply

      Yes, anything coffee truly is a treat. 🙂

  • Diana 07/06/2016, 3:25 pm Link Reply

    Cake came out sooo sooo yummy with strawberries!!!!???
    Thank You for Recipe Valentina!

    • admin 07/06/2016, 11:23 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful to hear Diana!. Thank you for sharing.. 🙂

  • Diana 06/29/2016, 12:50 pm Link Reply

    Valentina, I’m making a Cake instead of Roulade.
    What do you think if I add strawberries or raspberries between each layer?
    Good combination
    orange juice, coffee & fruit?

    • admin 06/29/2016, 3:07 pm Link Reply

      Honestly, I’ve never tried any fruit so cannot be for sure?. You cannot taste the orange juice at all so perhaps that’ll work. Sorry, not sure what to say without trying that.. Happy baking though..??

  • Diana 01/22/2016, 12:26 am Link Reply

    Valentina I Love you for Sharing this recipe!!!!))))
    It’s scrumptious!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank You Soooooo MUCH!
    If I want to make a Cake instead of Roulade
    Do I need to change any ingredients for Testo?

    • admin 01/22/2016, 1:57 am Link Reply

      Hi Diana. You’re so sweet! This is one of my favorite desserts too:-). Yes, you definitely can make it into a round 9″ cake with same ingredients. It’s on my to-do list to post actually!:). You know what I like to do? I like to crush hazelnut wafers (or trubochki) and use that for decor. Tastes likes hazelnut coffee cake;)..

  • maria 11/21/2015, 8:03 pm Link Reply

    turned out AMAZING!! thank you. making it again 🙂

    • admin 11/21/2015, 9:51 pm Link Reply

      Oh I’m so happy to hear that Maria! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  • maria 08/16/2015, 6:09 pm Link Reply

    is orange juice necessary to this recipe? I have a bunch of kampot and I would like to know if that works.

    • admin 08/17/2015, 12:46 am Link Reply

      Hello Maria, orange juice is definitely optional. You can use anything, even sugared water is fine, so kompot would work wonderfully. It’s just to soak the cake a bit. 🙂

  • Diana 07/03/2015, 2:03 am Link Reply

    Thank You Sooooooo Much for a delicious receipe!:))))
    This Roulade is amazing)
    Lost count how many times I made it
    (I make double portion of cream)

    • admin 07/03/2015, 4:15 pm Link Reply

      Dianochka, Thanks bunches for the feedback.:) I love this cream as well. (I may or may not just eat with a spoon, he he ;)..)

  • Valentina 04/21/2015, 2:38 pm Link Reply

    Just finished making this. I made it into one big roulade. Looks beautiful. Can’t wait to try it!

    • admin 04/21/2015, 5:06 pm Link Reply

      Valentina, Sheesh I just love your name, wink wink.. =)… You are making my mouth water, I love coffee so I LOVE this roulade, I sure hope you like it as much as I do.. Enjoy.!! 🙂

  • :) 12/27/2014, 1:59 am Link Reply

    That’s a delicious rylet! My sister told me to make it, her husband loves it! And I did, we loved it as much as my sisters family :)) easy to make and not expensive 🙂

    • :) 12/27/2014, 9:26 am Link Reply

      But I do double portion of cream and it turns out just perfect! And I put ” Lindt excellence ” intence orange chocolate on top, it matches perfect to this roulade 🙂

      • admin 12/27/2014, 11:08 pm Link

        Hello Smiley:).. Your version sounds perfect, hmmm. You can never have too much cream right?;).. Thanks for the feedback..

  • nata 12/01/2014, 8:57 pm Link Reply

    Hey what size pans can I use for this rylet?

    • admin 12/02/2014, 12:20 am Link Reply

      9×13, Thank You. =)

  • katy 07/22/2014, 11:14 am Link Reply

    This looks amazing!

    • admin 07/22/2014, 8:06 pm Link Reply

      Well Thank you. If you try making it, let me know how you liked it!:) 🙂

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