Turkey Roll Cake

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Turkey Roll Cake
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 20
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This chocolate cake roll is filled with marshmallow frosting and decorated with colorful marshmallow pop feathers.
Updated May 3, 2017



  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Cake Mix Milk Chocolate
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Dusting Sugar

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder

Marshmallow Filling

  • 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Hershey'sFrosting Cookies and Crème
  • 1 tub (7 oz) marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • 1 tub (16 oz) Betty Crocker™ Hershey'sFrosting Milk Chocolate
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate jimmie sprinkles
  • 10 oz light cocoa candy melts, melted
  • 30 marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup yellow sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange sugar
  • 1/2 cup red sugar
  • 9 lollipop sticks
  • Black food coloring marker


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375° F and line two 10 x 15-inch baking pans with non-stick tin foil or parchment paper.
  • 2
    In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs with an electric mixer on high speed until thick and lemon-colored, about 6 minutes. Add cake mix, milk, sour cream, and oil. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds, then on medium speed for 1 minute.
  • 3
    Spread half of the batter into each of the two pans.
  • 4
    Bake for 10-12 minutes. To tell if the cake is done, press a finger on top of the cake, and the cake should spring back.
  • 5
    While the cakes are baking, sprinkle cocoa powder over two clean kitchen towels. Remove cakes from oven and immediately flip one onto each kitchen towel. Peel away tin foil or parchment paper.
  • 6
    While cake is still hot, carefully roll up cake and towel from narrow end, and allow cakes to cool for 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Beat Betty Crocker™ Hershey's™ Cookies ‘n’ Cream Frosting with marshmallow cream. Add whipped topping, and unroll cakes and spread half of the filling over each cake.
  • 8
    Roll cakes up into logs.
  • 9
    Spread chocolate frosting over the outside of each cake roll. Sprinkle chocolate jimmies over cakes.
  • 10
    Dip 9 marshmallows in water, dab dry with paper towels, roll in yellow sugar. Repeat by dipping 9 marshmallows in orange sugar.
  • 11
    Cut one marshmallow in half, and another into thirds. Dip these pieces and 9 other marshmallows in red sugar. Skewer 1 red, 1 orange, and one yellow marshmallow onto 5 lollipop sticks.
  • 12
    Create two skewers with a 1/3 red marshmallow and a red, orange, and yellow marshmallow. Then create two skewers with 1/2 red marshmallow and a red, orange, and yellow marshmallow.
  • 13
    Set cake rolls on serving dishes. Arrange 9 marshmallow pops into a half circle around the top part of the cake rolls using the larger pops at the base of the half circle.
  • 14
    Pipe candy melts into two 4-inch circles and 4 wings onto parchment paper. Freeze for 5 minutes until set.
  • 15
    Pipe 4 feet and sprinkle while wet with orange sugar. Pipe 2 wattles and immediately sprinkle with red sugar.
  • 16
    Cut a marshmallow into two triangle beaks. Roll in water, dab in paper towels, and roll in orange sugar. Cut the final marshmallow in half, and draw pupils onto each marshmallow using a black food coloring marker.
  • 17
    Attach 2 eyes, 1 beak and 1 wattle to each chocolate head using any remaining candy melts or frosting. Then attach the head, two wings and two feet to each turkey.
  • 18
    Cut cakes into slices to serve.

Nutrition Information

540 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 88g Total Carbohydrate, 61g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 5 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • This chocolate cake roll is filled with marshmallow frosting and decorated with colorful marshmallow pop feathers. If you’re looking for a really fun Thanksgiving dessert to serve this year (one that might even get a few laughs) you've got to make these Turkey Roll Cakes. With their colorful marshmallow tail feathers, they look like they jumped right out of a cartoon! These turkeys were inspired by The Decorated Cookie’s Chocolate-Dipped Marshmallow Turkey Cake. The brightly-colored sugar-coated marshmallow pops are simple to make and add just the right splash of color to the chocolate sprinkle-covered cake rolls. Each recipe creates two cake rolls filled with whipped cookies and cream marshmallow filling. So decorate one or both and bring them along to your Thanksgiving dinner. Your people are going to love them! If you've never made a cake roll before, the most important step in the process is rolling the cakes immediately as they come out of the oven, so be sure you have everything set up and ready to go because the cakes bake very quickly.
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