Japanese Roll Cake Recipe: 10 Surprising Health Benefits

Japanese Roll Cake Recipe is a dish eaten in many different countries worldwide, but it originates in Japan.

The Japanese Roll Cake Recipe can be a savory dish or a sweet dish, depending on how people want to prepare it. The Japanese Roll Cake Recipe is very popular for children’s birthday parties.

The Japanese Roll Cake Recipe is easy to prepare and delicious – it also offers many health benefits! Firstly I will write how to prepare this dish, and then I will list the health benefits of this dish.

How to prepare Japanese Roll Cake Recipe?

Preparation Time: 2 Hours

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Number of servings (yield): 10

Japanese Roll Cake Recipe
Japanese Roll Cake Recipe


  • Flour – 200 g
  • Sugar – 130 g
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Water – 150 ml
  • Oil – 50 ml
  • Butter – 100 g (melted)
  • Eggs – 3 pcs (slightly beaten)
  • Milk – 100 ml (heated)
  • Salt – 1 tsp (coarse) 

Directions for Japanese Roll Cake Recipe:

Step 1: Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to make the dough in a bowl.

Step 2: Add water and stir into a homogeneous mass.

Step 3: During this process, blend butter and oil.

Step 4: Mix eggs with the milk (heated) into the dough.

Step 5: Knead the batter and add it to a prepared baking tray.

            Note: Don’t use too much liquid  as it will result in a sticky batter

           Baking Time: 25-35 minutes (exactly depends on how large you make your rolls)

Step 6: Remove the tray from the oven, allow it to cool and then cut it in half

            Note: During the baking process, spread the melted butter on top of each roll

Step 7: Brush egg yolks on each roll (for golden color)

Step 8: Spread jam on top of each roll

            Note: You can spread Nutella on each roll for the amazing taste!

Japanese Roll Cake Recipe

Step 9: Roll up the dough and enjoy your meal  Bon Appetit!

Nutritional Facts about Japanese Roll Cake Recipe:

Calories171 kcal
Protein1.5 gm
Carbohydrates24 gm
Fat5.7 gm
Fiber0.7 gm
Sodium46 mg
Iron1.1 mg

10 Surprising Health Benefits of Japanese Roll Cake Recipe:

        1 . Rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B6 and D.

        2 . Rich Source of Calcium and Iron.

        3 . Rich Source of Riboflavin (B2) & Calcium.

        4 . This cake has a high concentration of dietary fiber (helps to make you feel fuller for longer)

        5 . It’s Low in Fat and Cholesterol.

        6 . High in Potassium (an essential mineral for your body’s functioning).

        7 . High in Protein & Low in Carbohydrates.

        8 . It Can help you lose weight.

        9 . Helps you to fight free radicals (harms your body cells due to cell damage).

        10 . Baked Japanese Roll Cake is a low Glycemic Index! (Glycemic Index of 55).

These surprising health benefits prove that the Japanese Roll Cake Recipe is a very healthy dish.

How does the Japanese Roll Cake Recipe make you feel?

When you eat this dish, you will feel happy. The taste of this dish is so good that it will make you very happy. The Japanese Roll Cake Recipe is a very tasty dessert. This is the perfect dish for children’s birthday parties!

How long should you eat this dish?

This depends on how large you make your roll. It is recommended to eat it after 35 minutes because it will help to avoid any health problems.

As you can see, the Japanese Roll Cake Recipe has a lot of good nutritional facts, which prove that it’s a very healthy dish.

How to store the Japanese Roll Cake Recipe?

It is better to refrigerate this dish after you cut it after it’s been in the oven.

Finally, I want to say that the Japanese Roll Cake Recipe has a lot of amazing health benefits. I hope this will inspire you as well! Don’t forget to store it properly, so that you can enjoy it whenever you want!

Is this recipe Vegan or Vegetarian?

This recipe is Vegetarian because it contains eggs. But you can make it Vegan by mixing vegan butter with egg.

The taste of this dish will not change as well! Japanese Roll Cake Recipe will be an amazing treat for all vegetarians, vegans, and every vegan. 

Is this recipe safe for a pregnant woman?

Yes, it is safe for a pregnant woman! But don’t forget to consult a doctor before you eat it!

Is this recipe gluten-free?

Yes, this dish is gluten-free. It will fit perfectly any diet and any diabetic diet.


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