• 3 eggs
  • 170 grams (6.00 ounces) sugar
  • 170 grams (6.00 ounces) grated raw carrots
  • 100 grams (3.55 ounces) flour
  • 8 grams (0.30 ounces) baking powder
  • 0.3 teaspoons cinnamon / ginger
  • vanilla (a pinch)

Caramelized Pears

  • 3 pears
  • 70 grams (2.45 ounces) walnuts
  • 30 grams (1.05 ounces) butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar


  • 400 grams (14.10 ounces) cream cheese
  • 80 grams (2.80 ounces) powdered sugar
  • 100 milliliters (3.40 fluid ounces) cream (33-35%)


  • Mixing Bowls

    Use various sizes to keep your ingredients separate and organized. Stainless steel bowls work best for whipping cream and eggs.

  • Hand or Stand Mixer

    A stand mixer will save you time and effort, especially when whipping eggs to a fluffy consistency. If you use a hand mixer, ensure it has multiple speed settings.

  • Baking Sheet

    A flat, rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper ensures even baking and easy removal of the sponge biscuit.

  • Non-stick Frying Pan

    Perfect for caramelizing the pears and nuts. A non-stick surface prevents sticking and allows for easy stirring.

  • Spatula

    Essential for spreading the dough and the creamy filling smoothly and evenly. Silicone spatulas work best.

  • Clean Kitchen Towel

    Needed for rolling the sponge biscuit while it cools. Make sure it's clean and lint-free.


Step 1

Sponge Biscuit:

Step 2

    Step 3

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (356°F).
  2. Step 4

  3. Tip: Use room-temp eggs for better volume.
  4. Step 5

  5. Whip 3 eggs and 170 grams (6.00 ounces) of sugar together until the mixture becomes fluffy.
  6. Step 6

    A stand mixer will make this easier.

    Step 7

  7. Add 170 grams (6.00 ounces) grated raw carrots to the mix and stir well.
  8. Step 8

  9. In a separate bowl, sift together 100 grams (3.55 ounces) of flour, 8 grams (0.30 ounces) of baking powder, 0.3 teaspoons cinnamon / ginger, and a pinch of vanilla.
  10. Step 9

    Sifting helps to avoid lumps.

    Step 10

  11. Gradually combine the dry ingredients with the wet mixture.
  12. Step 11

  13. Continue to whip all the ingredients until the batter is smooth.
  14. Step 12

  15. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spread the batter evenly, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  16. Step 13

    Check with a wooden match or toothpick for doneness.

    Step 14

  17. Lay a new sheet of parchment paper on a towel, place the baked biscuit on it, and carefully remove the original parchment.
  18. Step 15

  19. Roll the biscuit gently with the towel and parchment paper, and let it cool.
  20. Step 16

    Rolling while warm helps to shape it nicely.

    Step 17

    Step 18

    Caramelized Pears:

    Step 19

      Step 20

    1. Wash and peel 3 pears, then cut them into cubes.
    2. Step 21

    3. Melt 30 grams (1.05 ounces) of butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
    4. Step 22

    5. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, 70 grams (2.45 ounces) of walnuts, and the pear cubes into the pan.
    6. Step 23

    7. Fry everything for 3 to 5 minutes until the pears are golden brown.
    8. Step 24

      Keep stirring to prevent burning.

      Step 25

      Step 26


      Step 27

        Step 28

      1. Ensure that the 400 grams (14.10 ounces) cream cheese and 100 milliliters (3.40 fluid ounces) cream (33-35%) are both cold.
      2. Step 29

      3. In a mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and cream together until smooth.
      4. Step 30

        Use mascarpone for a denser custard.

        Step 31

      5. Unroll the cooled biscuit and spread the custard filling evenly on it.
      6. Step 32

      7. Add the caramelized pears on top of the custard layer.
      8. Step 33

      9. Roll the biscuit back up and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
      10. Step 34

        Chilling helps the flavors meld together.

        Step 35

        Step 36

        Enjoy your delicious homemade pastry! This treat is sure to bring smiles and maybe even some promises to clean the room from your friends and family!


        Picture this: a sunny day, a cozy blanket, and your delicious Carrot & Pear Swiss Roll elegantly sliced and served on your favorite china. 🌞

        For a refined finish, sprinkle a light dusting of powdered sugar over the top and add a sprig of fresh mint for a pop of color. 🍃 If you're looking to indulge further, drizzle a bit of warm caramel sauce over each slice. The warm notes of the caramel beautifully complement the spiced carrot and creamy custard. 🥕🍮

        Why not serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for an extra layer of richness? 🍨 For a healthier twist, a side of fresh berries can add a zingy contrast to the roll's sweetness while making the plate look even more inviting. 🍓

        Hosting a brunch? Pair this delightful dessert with a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a pot of earl grey tea. ☕ Your guests will praise your culinary skills and possibly never leave! 😋


        Are you or your guests following a special diet? No worries! We've got you covered with these delicious alternatives.

        Gluten-Free Version 🌾
        Swap out the regular flour for an equal amount of gluten-free all-purpose flour. Make sure it's a blend that contains xantham gum or add 1/4 tsp separately to ensure the right texture. Your Carrot & Pear Swiss Roll will be as fluffy and delightful as the original!

        Vegan Version 🌱
        For a plant-based twist, replace the eggs with a flaxseed mix (3 tbsp water + 1 tbsp ground flaxseed per egg), and use dairy-free cream cheese and coconut cream for the custard. Opt for vegan butter when caramelizing the pears. Ensure your sugar is vegan-certified. Indulge without a second thought!

        These variations are so tasty, even non-vegans and non-gluten-free folks will enjoy them!


        • Can I use a hand mixer if I don't have a stand mixer?

          Absolutely! Just be patient and make sure to whip the eggs and cream long enough to get the fluffy consistency.

        • How important is it to sift the dry ingredients?

          Sifting helps to aerate the flour and ensures a lump-free, lighter batter. It’s a crucial step for the perfect texture.

        • Can I substitute honey for sugar in the recipes?

          Yes, you can use honey, but keep in mind it will alter the flavor and moisture content slightly. Use 3/4 cup of honey for each cup of sugar and reduce the liquid by 1/4 cup.

        • How can I prevent my custard from being too runny?

          Ensure all your custard ingredients are cold before whipping. If needed, chill the bowl and cream beforehand for better consistency.

        • What's the best way to store leftovers?

          Wrap any leftovers in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator. It should be good for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can freeze it for up to a month.

        • Can I use a different type of fruit for the caramelized filling?

          Absolutely! Apples, peaches, or even berries can be caramelized for this recipe. Just adjust the cooking time as needed.

        Nutrition facts

        Carrot biscuit roll with caramelized pears
        Recipe Yield:1 roll
        Calories:Per entire recipe
        Calories (Min - Max):2600 - 2800
        Total Fat:180g
        Saturated Fat:100g
        Total Carbohydrate:250g
        Total Sugars:160g