How To Make Japanese Fruit Roll Cake

Cakes are served in many sizes, flavors, and textures. This Japanese version of a fruitcake roll is light, spongy, and creamy. Assorted fruits give a wonderful burst of freshness in every bite. You can add whatever fruits you like to this cake.

This is a perfect cake to serve during the summer with a glass of cold juice.



• 4 egg yolks
• 20 grams of sugar
• 40 ml of milk
• 40 grams of oil
• Half a tsp of vanilla extract
• 30 grams of all-purpose flour
• 40 grams of cornstarch
• 4 egg whites
• Salt
• 3/8 tsp of cream of tartar
• 60 grams of sugar


• 125 ml of whipping cream
• 20 grams of sugar
• Assorted fresh fruits


This recipe takes about 45 minutes to prepare. Cake needs to set in the fridge for 4 hours to overnight. Serves 3 to 4.

Place parchment paper over greased baking pan.
Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
Add sugar to egg yolks and whisk until sugar is dissolved.
Pour milk, oil, and vanilla extract into the mixture. Stir until smooth.
Mix cornstarch and flour.
Preheat the oven to 170C.
Whip the egg whites and salt at the lowest speed for 2 minutes.
Add cream of tartar and continue to whip.
Gradually add the sugar while whipping the mixture.
Once the sugar has dissolved, adjust to highest speed and whip for 3 to 4 minutes.
Gradually fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
Pour the batter onto the baking pan covered with parchment paper.
Smooth out the batter with a spatula. Tap the pan to remove the bubbles.
Bake in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes.
Flip the cake and remove the parchment paper. Let it cool completely.
Whisk together the cold cream, sugar, and vanilla extract.
Cut off the edges of the cake.
On the brown side of the cake, spread out the filling. Place assorted fruits on top.
Gently roll the cake and keep in place with plastic wrap.
Let it set in the fridge for 4 hours to overnight.
Slice and serve.

Ideas And Tips:

• In this recipe, strawberries, mandarins, and kiwis were used as fillings for the cake. You can add other fruits like apples, blueberries, and bananas. You can also add nuts, seeds, or raisins.

How To Make Japanese Fruit Roll Cake
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