Swiss Roll Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe: #FamilyDollarMore4Less Recipe Challenge Sweepstakes

Update! Guess what? I won honorable mention in the Family Dollar More for Less Challenge! I got to meet & cook my cake with Pat Neely in Memphis!
This cake won honorable mention, so easy to make too! Swiss Roll Cookies & Cream Cake!

It’s that time, finally! I was invited to take the $15 Family Dollar recipe challenge and now I get to share my creation! This is a sponsored post and a Family Dollar Gift Card has been provided for me to take the challenge.  The goal was to create a $15 or less recipe using ingredients at Family Dollar. After a long thinking process, I came up with this Swiss Roll Cookies and Cream Cake. It just so happens it was around my beloved Hubby’s birthday, so he got this chocolate lovers treat on his big day.  Let’s say he was a happy camper!

Now, here is the best part for me and for YOU! If my recipe wins, I totally get to fly out to meet, shop and cook with Celebrity Chef Pat Neely. What? AWESOME! But, you… my lovely friends and readers get a chance to win something pretty amazing too. Here’s the deal:

{Sweepstakes ended}When you vote for your favorite recipe, you will be entered to win a year’s worth of FREE groceries from Family Dollar!

Easy Swiss Roll Cookies and Cream Cake. Professional looking cake for under $15!


Now, I won’t be hurt if you don’t vote for me, because my bloggy amigos really stepped up their game. Competition is as thick as a Swiss Roll. :)  You’ll find scrumptious savory recipes and mouthwatering sweets too. The awesome perk is that each of our recipes costs under $15 when you shop for ingredients at Family Dollar. That is something to smile about!
Easy Swiss Roll Cookies and Cream Cake. Professional looking cake for under $15!

For years I’ve been creating cakes like these for friends and family. Lining a cake with fun things like Swiss Rolls, Cookies, Lady Fingers and things like Pirouettes are such a great way to make a fancy cake at a fraction of the cost. Such a money saver and is sure to always impress! Take my word for it! Toss your choice of crumbled cookies or candy on top for a final pro touch!

Swiss Roll Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe


  • 16.5 Devil's Food Cake Boxed Mix Prepared
  • 16 oz Can of Creamy Chocolate Frosting
  • 16 oz Can of Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • 3 Packages of 8 Count Swiss Rolls
  • Family Gourmet Chocolate Crème Sandwich Cookies (7 Cookies Crushed)


  1. Prepare the Devil's Food Cake Mix according to package directions using (2) 9" cake pans. Once completely cooled, trim your cakes so that they are both flat using a straight knife. Then, spread a layer of chocolate frosting on top of one cake, then place the second cake on top. Use the remaining chocolate frosting to cover the sides of both cakes. Use the vanilla frosting to cover the top cake. Use a round frosting tip to make a pretty design with the frosting or trim the corner out of a plastic baggy to pipe the frosting. You can also simply spread the frosting over the top if you like. Next, remove Swiss Rolls from packaging and trim the top off each cake, about 1/2 inch so that they line up just above your cake layers. Line the Swiss Rolls around the entirety of the cake by pressing the flat side onto the frosting. Tie a small piece of ribbon around the cake to secure it. Lastly, sprinkle the crushed Chocolate Crème Sandwich Cookies over the top of the cake. Voila! Now you have a professional cake at a fraction of the cost! Enjoy!


Will you take a sec and vote over here? XOXOXO! If you can, PLEASE also share a tweet (below)!

Don’t miss your chance to enter to win that FREE year of groceries from Family Dollar too! I can’t wait to see if one of you wins!


Are you a chocolate lover? What is your favorite chocolate loaded treat?

About Dawn Lopez

I love sharing ideas and inspirations to make life better. I'm a blogger, social media maniac, brand ambassador & food photographer wannabe living in Rhode Island. You'll find me doing crazy experiments & spending quality time with my hubby & son.

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  1. Monica Cox says:

    I’m making this cake for my daughter’s graduation (Swiss Rolls are her favorite snack). Since it’s summertime, I’m making a cool version using chocolate pudding instead of icing and whipped cream on top. I may throw some chocolate chips or sprinkles on top. Thank you for sharing this inventive recipe!

  2. That looks insanely good. I think my husband might die if he saw that, lol.

  3. This is such am awesome challenge. I love ypur recipe, it looks so rich and delicious! Good luck!

  4. Wow this looks so good. I voted for you! I think I’d eat half of this cake! HA!

  5. OMG! I LOVE this cake! So pretty and it looks delicious too! I never would have thought of that… so glad you did!

  6. Oh my yum! That looks delish!! All the best Dawn!!
    My choc favorite would have to be brownies!

  7. Why have you not sent me a piece of cake yet?? That looks absolutely delicious.

  8. Wow that is beautiful! I bet it tastes amazing too!

  9. Looks amazing. I voted and tweeted for ya.

  10. I knew you would go for the sweets! And boy is this sweet! I love it! So delicious! I have to try this!

  11. Seriously, that is adorable

  12. Amazing! I love it! I can’t wait for the next time I have to take a cake somewhere because this is gonna be it! Great job! Could I use more exclamation points?!?!?!!!! :)

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      I hope you like it as much as we did! You can never have to many exclamation points, by the way ;)

  13. Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom says:

    Sooo excited.. you came up with an AWESOME recipe.. sooo excited.. I know you will win, there is no doubt about it and I can’t wait to make it for my family… YUMMM.. sugar rush here we come :-)

  14. That is the neatest recipe EVER! I love it! Looks absolutely wonderful. I think I voted right. I “LIKED” it, but it didn’t say “VOTE.” Let me know if I did it wrong and I’ll try again.

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      Awww thanks so much Nancy! That is absolutely how you vote, really appreciate your support! ;)

  15. shame on you — something that looks this good should be against the law! LOL – you are so creative – what a great idea!

    • Dawn Lopez says:

      I know, it really should! Too irresistible to be around! Luckily I had help eating it!

  16. There are no words for how much I want this cake right now!! I need to make up a fake birthday now just so I can make it.

  17. OMG!!!! I love this cake and plan on making one myself.I will vote for you!

  18. That Swiss Roll border is the cutest thing ever. Good luck!

  19. Your cake looks amazing! It’s great to make desserts for less! Family Dollar is a one of my favorite stores to shop in!

  20. OMG This looks amazing!!! I love how it is so simple and yet, I’m sure, so delicious. Might need to try this for my little brother’s next birthday. – Katy

  21. Oh my goodness, I want!!! Voting for you – good luck!

  22. Oh my. My husband would absolutely devour this.

  23. It’s like you looked right into my soul with this recipe!! Swiss Cakes are my FAVORITE Little Debbie snack cake, and while I try not to eat much processed food, every once in a while I buy a box of these and eat half of them in one day. LOL! This cake looks AMAZING!!! I am going to send it to my mom and tell her to make this for my birthday cake!

  24. I LOVE this! Such a fun idea! You did a fabulous job! :-)

  25. You really know how to speak directly to a heart. You did an unbelievable job, Dawn! Love this!

  26. I never knew these Swiss rolls could look so beautiful. This looks like something from a magazine!!! Very impressed, my friend. Off to vote!!!

  27. oh my goodness gracious. if that doesn’t look DIVINE. do you ship?

  28. I never even thought of doing that with swiss rolls. How amazing!! It really is a stand out cake.

  29. Oh my gosh, this cake looks AMAZING! You are so creative! Good luck!

  30. Wow, this looks amazing and I love the Chocolate Creme Sandwich Cookies on top! My husband loves those Swiss Rolls so I think he might enjoy this cake!

  31. Angela S says:

    I have said it before and I’ll say it again… that cake looks AMAZING! I adore the Swiss roll border.

  32. This is amazing! It looks delicious! My family would absolutely love this!! And the fact that it’s inexpensive is even better!

  33. Barbara Montag says:

    Was the RT the vote?