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Our Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Roll is a classic recipe reminiscent of Little Debbie’s Swiss Rolls, but in a larger form and made better with chocolate AND peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Roll

Our Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake Roll is a classic recipe reminiscent of Little Debbie’s Swiss Rolls, but bigger and better!
Servings: 10 people
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • baking sheet approximately 15½ by 10½ inches
  • Parchment Paper
  • mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • hand towel


For the Cake:

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • ½ + ⅓ cups sugar, separated
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup Dutch cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ cup butter, optional 

Chocolate Coating:

  • 8 ounces baker’s bittersweet chocolate bar


To Make the Cake Roll:

  • Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with PAM cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • In a small bowl use the handheld mixer to beat 3 egg yolks with 1/2 cup granulated sugar. Set aside once combined. 
  • In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa, remaining sugar, baking soda, and salt. Whisk to combine. Add the egg mixture, water, and vanilla to the bowl and mix using the hand mixer until smooth. 
  • In another medium bowl, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar using a hand held mixer until stiff peaks have formed. Fold into the batter. 
  • Pour combined mixture onto the lined baking sheet and spread evenly. Bake for 15-18 minutes . 
  • Immediately invert onto a damp towel. Remove the parchment paper.
  • Roll the towel and cake together from one narrow end to the other. Let stand for 1 minute. 
  • Unroll the cake and remove towel. Reroll cake onto itself and move to a wire wrack allowing it to cool completely. 

Prepare the Peanut Butter Frosting:

  • Grab a large bowl and mix the peanut butter and powdered sugar with a hand held mixer. Slowly add the milk to bring together into a frosting. For a thinner, fluffier frosting, add the butter.
  • Once combined add more milk as needed 1 Tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is met. 
  • Unroll the cake and fill with the peanut butter frosting in an even layer.
  • Reroll and set onto a piece of parchment paper. 

Chocolate Coating:

  • Melt the baker’s chocolate in a bowl and use a pastry brush to coat the roll in the chocolate.
  • Refrigerate until chocolate has harden and are ready to serve.
  • Slice into 1/2-1 inch thick pieces. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.