How to Make a Crunchy and Sweet Honey Pecan Cake Roll

Soft, crunchy, and sweet, this Honey Pecan Roll will get a smile from everyone. It’s made with a simple cake batter combined with pieces of pecans and cream from just two ingredients, then topped with more pecan nuts and drizzled with a chocolate ganache. It’s a guest-pleasing dessert, that will only seem as if you spent all day baking…but you know the truth 😉

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You will first need to cook (or buy) Dulce de Leche for the cream. Dulce de Leche is boiled Sweet Condensed milk.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans (unchopped)
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), Softened
  • 1 can of cooked condensed milk Dulce de Leche  

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To Make a Honey Pecan Roll at Home

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  • Add in honey – you would want to use the honey that you like the taste of. 
  • In a small cup, combine 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice together. Once it foams up, add to the mix.
  • Turn the speed down to the lowest and sift in ¾ cup of flour.
  • Chop pecans, then using a spatula, mix in the pecans into the flour mix.

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  • Spread the batter onto the prepared baking sheet.

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  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. (Time may vary depending on your oven.)
  • Roll into a clean towel and let it cool down. Unroll it and remove the parchment paper.

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How To Make Cream with Just Two Ingredients

  • Using a hand mixer, beat unsalted butter in a large bowl until smooth. 
  • Add in one can of dulce de leche to the bowl and combine.

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Putting the Cake Roll Together

  • Unroll the cake and spread the cream over it in an even layer.

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  • Roll the cake back into a roll.
  • Cover the roll with the remaining cream.
  • Decorate with ganache and chopped pecans. Enjoy!

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Can I Use Other Kinds of Nuts? 

Yes, you can use another kind of nuts. It will change the flavor of the roll a little bit. The type of nuts I would suggest to substitute would be Walnuts or Almonds.

Other Cake Rolls You May Like: 

Walnut Roll

Strawberry Cake Roll

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Equipment I Used

Honey Pecan Cake Roll

Honey Pecan Roll

Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Servings 10
Calories 355 kcal


  • 4 large eggs
  • ¾ cup cane sugar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup pecans chopped
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened, 2 sticks
  • 1 can of cooked condensed milk Dulce de Leche


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a full size baking sheet.
  • In an electrical mixer, beat 4 large eggs and 3/4 cup sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add in 1 Tablespoon of honey.
  • In a cup combine 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice together. It will foam up, add to the mix.
  • Turn speed to the lowest, sift in 3/4 cup of flour.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll
  • Chop 1 cup of pecans, then using a spatula mix in the pecans.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll
  • Spread the batter on to prepared baking sheet.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll
  • Bake at 350F for 15 minutes until toothpick comes out clean (time may vary depending on your oven)
  • Roll into a clean towel, let it cool down. Unroll it and take off the parchment paper.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll


  • Beat 1 cup of softened unsalted butter, until smooth.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll
  • Add in 1 can of dulce de leche.
  • Unroll the roll and spread the cream all over evenly.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll
  • Roll it back into a roll.
  • Cover the roll with remaining cream and decorate. I decorated it with ganache and chopped pecans.
    Honey Pecan Cake Roll


Nutrition Facts
Honey Pecan Roll
Amount Per Serving
Calories 355 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 114mg38%
Sodium 83mg4%
Potassium 80mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 668IU13%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword cake, cake roll, dessert, dulce de leche, ganache, honey, lemon juice, pecan, pecan roll, rolls, russian cake, russian dessert
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  1. This honey and pecan roll looks incredibly delicious.. I definitely can see myself making the recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

  2. Is it baking soda or baking powder?? You say power in the ingredients list but powder in the recipe….

  3. I cannot thank you enough for this recipe! I’ve made this roll several times already, and it comes out perfect every single time. And I’m not even a baker! So, thank you!

  4. Hello dear , I made this cake and it was sooo delicious, I just want to ask you is it possible to make it like a cake not a Swiss roll?
    Thank you for this delicious recipe

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