Childhood Memories Turned Into Pina Colada Cake Roll


“There are things that happen in a person’s life that are so scorched in the memory and burned into the heart that there’s no forgetting them.”

~ John Boyne ~


Pina Colada Cake Roll


Good morning, sweet friends!


I hope this wonderful Wednesday morning finds you well.


Today is a perfect day to go back my childhood & reminisce ….


…lately I have been doing lot of reminiscing …. bringing back my childhood memories & re-creating recipes behind these memories.

Today’s PINA COLADA CAKE ROLL is re-creaction of PINEAPPLE TORTE (Ananásová Torta) …. favorite Sunday dessert from my childhood.


Pina Colada Cake Roll


Growing up my mom used to take me at least once a month on Sunday to visit her sister who was also my Godmother.


It was mom’s time to catch up with her big sister & gave me time to hang out with my favorite big cousin Andrea.


I used to love those Sundays.


My aunt always made us girls to feel special by letting us join in during their coffee time.


It was the 70′ & early 80′ in Eastern Europe and “fancy” coffee was made using Italian Stove-top Percolator.


Also coffee was served in small dainty cups not like big giant mugs I enjoy these days.


My aunt always made us special White Coffee with little bit of decaf coffee & lot of sweetened milk. She served it to us in pretty little china cups. We felt so grown up drinking our “big girl” coffee with our moms.


Big part of our Sunday Coffee Time was my aunt’s PINEAPPLE TORTE  or as we called it Ananásová Torta. I loved this torte so much that my aunt always wrapped a piece to take home with me.


When I close my eyes I can still taste the PINEAPPLE TORTE & white coffee. It was such a magical & simple time in my life that I never want to forget.


I wanted to share this memory with my boys so last Sunday I re-created my aunt’s Pineapple Torte & turned it into PINA COLADA CAKE ROLL.


Pina Colada Cake Roll

Pina Colada Cake Roll


I treasure so many of my childhood memories, but our Sunday Coffee Time is one of the most special ones.


Do you have a favorite childhood memory? I would love you to share it in the comments with me. I love reminiscing.


Pina Colada Cake Roll

Pina Colada Cake Roll



Serves 12



  • 4 Eggs (room temperature & separated)
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut Extract (or 1Tbsp Malibu rum)
  • 3/4 cup AP Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

STEP1: Preheat oven to 375C. Line 17″x11″ jelly roll with wax or parchment paper. Grease.

STEP 2: In a bowl on a high speed beat together egg yolks and sugar until light a fluffy. While beating gradually add water and coconut extract.

STEP 3: Meanwhile in a small bowl using hand whisk whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.

STEP 4: On a low speed gradually fold in flour mixture until well combined.

STEP 5: In another bowl whisk together egg whites until they form peeks.

STEP 6: Gently fold the egg whites into the cake batter. Spread evenly onto jelly roll.

STEP 7: Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

STEP 8: Remove from the oven and turn onto a kitchen towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Remove wax paper and tightly roll cake with towel starting on a short side. Cool completely.



  • 14oz Crushed Pineapple (drained & juice reserved)
  • 1 1/2 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/3 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Clear Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Coconut

STEP 1: Sprinkle gelatin over reserved pineapple juice. Set aside.

STEP 2: In a bowl on high speed beat heavy cream until almost done. Beat in powdered sugar and finish beating until you have perfect whipped cream consistency.

STEP 3: On medium speed beat in pineapple gelatin that was set aside. Reserve about 1/2 cup of this filling for frosting.

STEP 4: Fold pineapple into the filling. Unroll cool cake and spread pineapple filling on top. Roll tightly.

STEP 5: Cover outside of the cake roll with reserved filling and cover with shredded coconut. Place into fridge for at least an hour before serving.


Pina Colada Cake Roll

Pina Colada Cake Roll


Pina Colada Cake Roll

Pina Colada Cake Roll



Don’t forget …. Keep Smiling …. Keep Cooking!





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43 Responses to “Childhood Memories Turned Into Pina Colada Cake Roll”

  1. Oh my gosh! This looks and sounds amazing! Going to have to try to make this! :)
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  2. LaVonne says:

    Bibi, that looks so yummy! I love the flavor of Pina Colada. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
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  3. Kungphoo says:

    I like rolls with jellies inside like this.. I have never seen the pina colada ones.. seems interesting and good to eat.

  4. Jacqueline says:

    This makes me want to get caught in the rain and gorge myself on a cake roll ;) I can almost smell this through the computer. My sweet tooth is now craving something lol.

  5. cococute says:

    That look so yummy, i gotta save this and have it on Sunday Family meal.
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  6. Rosey says:

    It sure does photograph pretty, and I bet it tastes good too!

  7. cindy b says:

    OMG this looks to die for! I love pina colada and I love cake but I never thought to mix the two! Can’t wait to try this out!
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  8. Bibi,
    This looks simply amazing!!!! We are holding off on my birthday until my son comes home from college for spring break. I just showed the recipe to my husband and asked him to make this for me.

    I think, maybe, he should make a practice cake first. Don’t you agree? :)

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  9. cristina says:

    Ok drool!! This looks to die for!!!
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  10. Heather says:

    I love how family recipes and traditions can make us think about our childhood fondly.
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  11. Jamie says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a cake roll but the folding scares me a lot knowing how messy of a cook/baker I am. =)

    This looks delicious though!
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  12. Jen says:

    Oh WOW! That looks delicious!! I love pina colodia so I’m sure I’d love this!
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  13. Sandra says:

    Wow great idea! I love, love pina coladas!!!
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  14. Thanks for the post. This looks so good.
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  15. Sarah says:

    OMG I would have never thought to make these! They look so delicious and you are so creative in the kitchen. And seriously perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Kisa says:

    Hmm, I like some things that are Pina Colada flavored, but I am not sure what all I do. ^_^;; This sounds like it’d be worth a try though!
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  17. Mistee Dawn says:

    That looks delicious. I love Pina Colada!

  18. I love how memories can be inspired by food and scents. This looks yummy!!
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  19. Wow, amazing caption and delicious recipe. I looks really delicious and that is one of my favorite bread. :)
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  20. Oh YUM! That sounds delicious, thanks for sharing!

  21. Mel Cole says:

    OMG! This look heavenly! I want to try this :)

  22. Oh my DELICOIUSNESS! I love coconut anything. I would so LOVE to try this. Looks really, really good!

  23. Amber Nelson says:

    Oh wow, that looks amazing. I may try this one.
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  24. Petro Neagu says:

    It does look like one of my childhood cakes too and it sounds so delicious. i like pina colada’s taste a lot but only if it’s alcohol free :)
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  25. Tory blum says:

    Oh, wow! I know what I’ll make for sunday funday! Looks really delish :)

  26. Raquel says:

    This looks amazing Bibi! Hope you are doing well! I am finally getting back into my routine. I am sharing this on my FB page today!
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  27. This seems amazing. I have never had a pina colada cake but it is one of my favorite flavors
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  28. Kris says:

    Oh, but you just brought back some wonderful memories for me. I can remember my mom making cake rolls! I can’t remember the filling for sure, but I think it was a jam type. Then dusted with powdered sugar. I will have to ask her what her recipe was. Thanks Bibi!
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    • FoodieBibi says:

      My mom used to make jam rolls as well. Kris. She wasn’t much of a baker so that was her extend of baking ;)

  29. Wow, that looks delicious!
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  31. Lexie Lane says:

    I love cake rolls! They melt in your mouth so easily! And yum! I love pina colada!

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