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Mint Chocolate Roll Cake

This mint chocolate ice cream roll cake was the best birthday cake a girl could ask for. Cake and ice cream all in one!

Lead in image with the Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Roll Cake on a checkerboard cake platter.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Roll Cake with Ombre Cream Cheese Roses and Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

Whoa! This was a beautiful dessert! I loved it, but more importantly, my girlfriend loved it! This was her 39th birthday cake that I made for her. She requested a chocolate and mint cake and gave me the freedom to work my magic and come up with something amazing for her.

I like to think that I succeeded.

An up close image of the rolled up cake and thick ice cream layer inside.

Carrie and have been friends since 1998! We are the same age and have similar interests. We’ve been there for each other over the years and I am so happy to have such a great friend.

We first met working at a small-town airport. I was a poor flight instructor at the airport (and working a second job there) and she took a second job on the weekends there. We became fast friends (mainly because there aren’t many gals hanging out at airports) and eventually, she got her private pilot license with me as her instructor.

A sliced piece of cake and ice cream ready to eat.

We’ve been through boyfriends, vacations, birthdays, ups and downs, and my daughter even calls her Aunt. Since our joint 30th birthday, we’ve been in discussion about our quickly approaching 40th birthday bash. I want to go to NYC… we’ll see where we end up.

She’s a Thanksgiving baby and as a result, she’s usually back home with her family that time of year. She’s also had her fair share of birthday pie but hasn’t had a real birthday cake in the past 4 years. I wanted to do my best to make her feel special for her final birthday in her 30’s.

An image showing the ombre look of the cream cheese mint candies I used to decorate the roll cake.

Wouldn’t you love to get this Mint Chocolate Roll Cake for your special day? I know I would!

A collage image showing all of the recipes that went into making this cake.

This Mint Chocolate Roll Cake Recipe is part three of a three-part series including Mint Chip Ice Cream and Cream Cheese Mint Candies.

Collage image of the Mint Chip Ice Cream Roll Cake. It's perfect for pinning.
Yield: 1 cake

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Roll Cake

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Roll Cake

And easy roll cake with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and Ombre Cream Cheese Mints.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 22 minutes


For the Cake

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teas oonvanilla extract
  • Mint Chip Ice Cream

For the Frosting


    For the Cake

    1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Spray 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line with parchment paper; spray again.
    2. Sift together flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Set aside.
    3. In a stand-up mixer, beat the eggs, sugar, and vanilla until pale in color, about 5 minutes. Fold in the dry cocoa mixture; spread batter into prepared pan. It will be thin.
    4. Bake 5 – 7 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Flip the cake onto a clean dishtowel dusted with powdered sugar and remove the paper. Roll up cake with the towel from the short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
    5. Carefully unroll the cake spread about 3 cups of softened Mint Chip Ice Cream onto the cake. Re-roll the cake (without towel) leaving the seam-side down.
    6. Cover and freeze until firm.

    For the Frosting

    1. Whip the cream, cocoa, and sugar until soft peaks form.
    2. Trim off the edges of the cake, frost the frozen cake and attach the Cream Cheese Mints. Keep the cake frozen until ready to serve.

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    Nutrition Information:



    Serving Size:


    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 7g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

    Kim @ The Baking ChocolaTess

    Friday 12th of December 2014

    What a beautiful cake. Love all the embellishments on top! Yum! Visiting from The Pin Junkie!

    Karyn Granrud

    Wednesday 17th of December 2014

    Thanks! The Roses on top make a huge difference to the cake. I think it's a perfect girly cake!

    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner

    Friday 12th of December 2014

    I love this Karyn! This are being featured at Best of the Weekend on my blog tonight!

    Karyn Granrud

    Friday 12th of December 2014

    AWESOME! I always appreciate the feature :) Thanks!

    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Thursday 11th of December 2014

    This looks SO tasty!! Thanks for linking up with Show Stopper Saturday!

    Karyn Granrud

    Friday 12th of December 2014

    It was AMAZING! We loved it!

    Baby June

    Saturday 6th of December 2014

    Wow, that looks incredible! Certainly a show-stopper of a dessert :)

    Karyn Granrud

    Saturday 6th of December 2014

    Thanks! A show-stopped dessert always the end goal!

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