No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps & Leftover Buttercream

This easy no-bake Swiss roll is made with leftover stale cake scraps and leftover buttercream frosting! A delicious, decadent & fudgy dessert!

No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps And Leftover Buttercream

Because I try many recipes for my blog, I sometimes have cake scraps leftover. I don’t like to throw food away. So, in the past, I’ve turned stale cake into Cake Crumb Pie Crust, used cake crumbs to make naturally colored polka dots for my Polka Dot Cake Without A Cake Pop Maker, made 1930s Strawberry Dessert and Pink Strawberry Marshmallow Cake Pops – Colored With Beetroot. And one of my favorite uses for stale cake so far were my Edible Moss Balls: The moss balls are chocolate peanut butter cake pops covered with edible moss that I dyed naturally green with sunflower seeds!

But this time I also had buttercream frosting leftover. So I came up with this delicious vanilla no-bake Swiss roll. This no-back Swiss roll is easy and fast to make if you have unexpected guests coming over!



No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps & Leftover Buttercream

Ingredients for 12 slices:

Cake Crumbs Dough

  • 4 cups cake crumbs
  • 2 cups buttercream frosting


  • 2 cups buttercream frosting
  • optional: strawberries or other fruit


No-Bake Swiss Roll Use Up Cake Scraps And Leftover Buttercream



Cake Crumbs Dough

Combine cake crumbs and buttercream frosting in a bowl. Knead with your hands until combined.

No-Bake Swiss Roll

On parchment paper, roll out the cake crumbs dough into a 1/2-inch (1cm) thick rectangle.

Spread buttercream evenly over the cake. Add strawberries or other fruit if you want.

Then roll the cake up. Serve the no-bake Swiss roll immediately or put in the fridge to firm up.


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No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps And Leftover Buttercream

20 thoughts on “No-Bake Swiss Roll With Cake Scraps & Leftover Buttercream

  1. This looks amazing! I want to thaw all the left over cake and buttercream that are in my freezer right now and eat the whole thing. But since that is exactly what I would do… I’ll have to wait. 🙂 It sounds amazing though! 🙂 Good idea!

    Here from the Wise Woman Link Up. I linked up several Valentine printables I painted. Hope you check them out. 🙂


  2. i was running out of ideas for cake scraps. cake pops, cheesecake bites. but now i have another choice. thank you for this new application.

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