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Tie Dye Cake Roll

We're talking about how to make cake roll with box cake mix. This vanilla swiss roll recipe is so simple. it's a great vanilla cake roll!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword roll cake
Servings 12 slices


  • jelly roll pan (10.5” x 15.5”)
  • cloth


  • 1 white cake mix including ingredients in box directions 6 neon food dye colors
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoon milk


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Prepare a jelly roll pan with shortening and flour. This step will ensure that your cake does not stick. Set aside for later
  • Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
  • Prepare cake batter according to the box directions.
  • Separate batter evenly into 6 bowls.
  • Add a color of food dye to each bowl and mix until the colors are uniform throughout.
  • Transfer batter into 6 resealable bags.
  • Cut a small corner off of each bag.
  • In a diagonal pattern, squeeze strips of each color until the pan is filled. If you have batter remaining, you can go back and fill in as needed.
  • Gently shake the pan to even out the cake batter.
  • Using a toothpick, draw swirls in the batter to create a tie dye look.
  • Bake for 18 minutes or until the cake is set. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Place a towel on a flat surface and sprinkle flour on it.
  • Flip the cake out of the pan and onto the towel.
  • Sprinkle a small amount of flour on the top side of the cake and cover it with another towel. Starting on one end, roll the cake up with a towel on each side. Try to keep it as tight as possible.
  • With the cake tightly rolled, set it aside to completely cool.
  • When cool, gently unroll it.
  • To prepare frosting, beat butter and vanilla together.
  • Add powdered sugar.
  • And enough milk to reach the consistency you desire.
  • lace frosting on cake, almost to the edge.
  • Spread on the frosting, covering the top of the cake.
  • Begin rolling the cake from one end, using one towel to help guide you.
  • When the cake is completely rolled, wrap the towel tightly around it to help hold its form. Place cake roll in the freezer for 4 hours.
  • Remove from freezer and cut into slices.
  • Serve and enjoy!