This Carrot Cake Roll is a perfect spring dessert. Perfect for Easter or any occasion. The cake has no oil or butter and is lighter and healthier than traditional Carrot Cakes. It is also gluten-free. Cream cheese filling is lightened up with Greek yogurt or Skyr.
Line standard half sheet rimmed baking pan (11x16-inch) with parchment paper, spray with oil.
Add the eggs, sugar and salt to a large bowl. Using a hand-held (or stationary) mixer, whip the eggs for about 6-8 minutes. Mixture will become pale yellow, fluffy and will triple in volume.
When the eggs have tripled in volume, add vanilla, rum and mix for 30 seconds to combine.
In a small bowl combine the cornstarch (or regular all-purpose flour), breadcrumbs, almond flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and mix well.
Fold in the flour mixture into eggs trying not to deflate mixture.
Mix in the shredded carrots.
Make sure that batter is still fluffy, but flour is fully incorporated.
Pour the batter into the prepared baking sheet and spread. It'll be thin.
Bake for 12-15 min depending on your oven. My oven takes full 15 minutes.
While the cake is baking take a clean kitchen towel, lay it on the kitchen table and sprinkle it with icing sugar, it'll help prevent cake from sticking to the towel.
Turn the baked and still warm cake onto the icing sugar towel and roll like sushi. Rolling it while cake is still warm will keep it from drying out and cracking when it's ready to be filled. Keep parchment paper on.
Let the cake cool for about 30-45 minutes until it is no longer warm.
For the light cream cheese filling
While the rolled up cake is cooling, make the filling. In a medium bowl, using a mixer whip the cream cheese and icing sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the Greek yogurt, rum and vanilla if using and whisk for a few more minutes until the filling is light and fluffy.
When the cake is cooled, unroll it, take the parchment paper off, evenly spread the filling and re-roll while removing the kitchen towel.
Let the cake cool and set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.