Poppy Seed Roulade

Amazing recipe for a homemade Poppy Seed Roulade.ย A soft sponge cake roll with poppy seed and a rich dulce de leche cream topped with toasted coconut and chocolate shavings. An easy Russian dessert roll that is prepared quickly and tastes wonderful.

This roulade is great to prepare for parties or get together. Your guests will be complimenting your baking skills. ๐Ÿ˜‰

A slice of Poppy Seed Roulade with a dulce de leche cream on a plate with a spoon/

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This poppy seed roulade recipe is everything you could ask for in a cake. The batter for the cake roll is so soft and airy, melts in your mouth with a perfect hint poppy seed. Then, the creamy, buttery dulce de leche gives it a rich taste and the cake is finished off with chocolate shavings and toasted coconuts.

This cake roulade is so appealing once served and makes you want to forget your calorie counts!

Three slices of Poppy Seed Roulade on a plate topped with toasted coconut and chocolate shavings.

How to make a poppy seed roulade-

Prepare the sponge-like poppy seed cake roll.

Side note, resist the urge to eat the cake before it’s assembled. The temptation will be for real!

Bake the roulade and in the meantime, prepare the cream.

Dangerous cream.

Step by step pictures of how to make the sponge cake batter with poppy seeds.

Beat together the dulce de leche and butter.

You want to savor every bite so scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula, take your time enjoying every lick of the cream. #NoJudgementZone

Once the cake is cooled, generously coat the roulade with the cream (or whatever is left of it;) ).

How to assemble the roulade with the dulce de leche cream.

How to decorate a poppy seed cake roulade-

Decorate the roulade to your liking. I added some chocolate shavings using a vegetable peeler (handy little tool). Then added some toasted coconut flakes and the remaining dulce de leche.

Cake roulade is beautiful.

So delicious.


And oh so easy.

Just don’t look at the calorie count.

Poppy Seed Roulade with a dulce de leche cream topped with toasted coconuts, and chocolate on a cake platter.

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5 from 1 vote
Poppy Seed Roulade with a dulce de leche cream.
Poppy Seed Roulade
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
12 mins
Amazing poppy seed cake roulade with toasted coconut and chocolate shavings.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 206 kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 5 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp poppy seed
  • 2 sticks butter, room temp
  • 14 oz dulce de leche (minus 3 Tbsp*)
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup sweetened coconut, toasted
  • chocolate shavings
  • 3 Tbsp unused dulce de leche*
How to make Poppy Seed Roulade-
  1. Line a 17x12 rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 365ยฐF at step 4.

  2. Separate egg yolks and egg whites. In a large bowl, add the egg whites. Beat on high speed until soft peaks form, 2-3 minutes. Slowly add sugar, beat until stiff peaks form, 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks and sour cream for 1 minute. Pour into egg whites bowl, beat on medium speed until egg yolks are incorporated.
  4. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and poppy seed. Add to the egg mixture. Mix for a few seconds on low speed until flour is combined. Turn off mixer and with a spatula, gently mix to make sure the flour is well incorporated. Don't overbeat or else the mixture will flatten. Pour mixture into baking sheet, spread evenly.

  5. Bake 12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean if inserted in the center of the cake. Slightly cool.

  6. Run a knife along edges of cake to loosen from sheet. Remove cake roulade from baking sheet, cover with a kitchen towel and roll roulade up while it's still warm but not hot. Set aside to cool completely.

Prepare cream:
  1. Beat butter on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Reserve 3 Tbsp of the dulce de leche for the topping, add the remaining dulce de leche to butter. Beat on medium speed until combined. Add powdered sugar, lightly beat again. Refrigerate cream until ready to use.

  1. Unroll cake roulade. Generously spread cream, about 2/3 of the cream. Re-roll the cake. Cover top and sides of roulade with remaining cream.
  2. Add toasted coconut to top of roulade and chocolate shavings. Add the 3 Tbsp remaining dulce de leche to the corner of a Ziploc bag, snip corner and drizzle over roulade.

Nutrition Facts
Poppy Seed Roulade
Amount Per Serving
Calories 206 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Potassium 120mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 22g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 7.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Liya 06/01/2017, 1:30 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    I had a question, so in the ingredients list you say to use baking powder, but the instructions in step 4 you say to use baking soda. Which one do i use ?

    • admin 06/02/2017, 1:28 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Thanks for catching that Liya, all fixed. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Enjoy and Happy baking, hope you love it as much as we did!

  • Tanya 04/15/2017, 1:29 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Have made this roulade multiple times and love it!! Simple to make and tastes very delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipes with all of us?
    God bless you and your family. Happy Easter! He has Risen!

    • admin 04/15/2017, 11:12 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Thanks so much for sharing. We are making this roulade along with Timur’s Cake for Easter as well. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Have a very blessed Easter with your loved ones. He has Rises Indeed!

  • Larisa 03/25/2017, 5:12 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    So delicious! Made 3 rolls today !!!

    • admin 03/25/2017, 7:55 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Aaww, you’re so nice, made me smile real big! Thank you so much for trying our recipe, Larisa!.

  • Lyuda 12/03/2016, 11:39 am ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Yummy cake. I made it yesterday. We loved it!

    • admin 12/03/2016, 4:14 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Thank you so much for sharing.. So glad you tried it and loved it??…

  • Elena 11/23/2016, 7:48 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

    Looks fantastic, I intend to try it!
    I love the way you decorate your cakes. I have adapted your decorating methods to my cakes because with 5 small kids, by the time you finish the cake, you just need for the decoration something simple and elegant. Totally works for me!

    • admin 11/25/2016, 10:18 pm ๎˜Š ๎˜‰

      Elena, I think you’ll enjoy it.
      You put a huge smile on my face. I’m so, soo glad you enjoy the simplicity yet elegance in our cake decor??..

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