These dessert egg rolls are filled with chocolate cake and cream cheese then dipped in a light sugar coating. Top with vegan whip for the most amazing dessert!
This post was created in partnership with JSL Foods, Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers, as part of their blogger recipe challenge. However, all opinions and recipes created are my own and brought to you for your “free-from” eating pleasure.
Remember last week when I made those vegan Tex Mex Egg Rolls? Well, JSL Foods sent me a huge package of their vegan Twin Dragon products (egg rolls, wonton wrappers, and dumpling wraps) and I happened to have some egg roll wrappers left so I knew I couldn’t let them go to waste. Instead of making another savory egg roll, I let my sweet tooth take over and decided to make some dessert egg rolls, Chocolate Cake Dessert Egg Rolls to be exact! 🎉
Have you ever heard of a dessert egg roll? You may not have, so let’s start with this one…. do you like chocolate cake? We’ll be friends regardless of your answer but one look at this blog and you’ll quickly realize that I am obsessed with all things chocolatey. In fact, I just made an allergy-friendly birthday cake using my favorite Chocolate Raspberry Cake recipe and can I just tell you, it was sooooo good. Now, although the recipe I’m sharing today isn’t an actual cake, per se, it came about as a result of making this adorable construction cake. Let me explain.
I always have a reason to make dessert…if not for the blog, it’s because we are hosting some get-together, celebrating a friends birthday or I’m making a special order treat for someone whose child has a food allergy. Therefore, there’s a lot of cake, cupcakes and brownies around here. The cake above needed some leveling and instead of throwing that yummy cake top away, I just put all the “scraps” aside, figuring that I’d make cake balls with them or something. But this time, I didn’t get that far. Instead, I looked at those extra egg roll wrappers, then the container of chocolate cake and a visions of Dessert Egg Rolls danced in my head. REALLY!
All I needed now was something creamy to balance out the chocolate. Thankfully I had an extra container of vegan cream cheese in my fridge (I made a lot of Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake this Thanksgiving) which was exactly what I was looking for! Then, like every Mad Scientist does, I went after it! Laying out the egg roll wrappers, spreading on the cream cheese then layering in the chocolate cake! My idea was coming together in a cute little wrapped package.
I know, I know…..making egg rolls can seem dauting and time consuming but once you try it, you’ll realize it’s not that hard at all!
And when you’re ready to make this recipe (and you really, really should) definitely watch the video below ⬇︎! It will show you just how easy it is to make, roll, and fry these chocolate cake filled, dessert egg rolls!
But let’s talk about how these things actually taste.
Um. Basically, they are a party in your mouth.
Crispy on the outside, warm, chocolate-y & creamy on the inside, topped with a coating of sugar– oh my goodness! I know the sugar adds a few extra calories, but it’s dessert people. And since we go big or go home around here 😂 I highly recommend serving these with whipped cream (vegan of course) and sprinkles, because who doesn’t want whip or sprinkles with their chocolate cake?!
Do yourself a favor and make these chocolate cake dessert egg rolls tonight. Not only will they make you happy, but these will bring a smile to the faces of everyone you share them with!
Who’s ready to dig in?
Dessert Egg Rolls (Chocolate Cake & Cream Cheese filled)
1 Chocolate Cake Recipe or Favorite Box Mix & necessary ingredients to prepare (oil and water) 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese 24 Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers Oil for frying 1/2 cup sugar Caramel Sauce (optional) vegan Whipped Cream (optional but totally worth it) Sprinkles (optional)
- 1 Chocolate Cake Recipe or Favorite Box Mix & necessary ingredients to prepare (oil and water)
- 1/4 cup vegan cream cheese
- 24 Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers
- Oil for frying
- 1/2 cup sugar
- Caramel Sauce (optional)
- vegan Whipped Cream (optional but totally worth it)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Prepare cake according to directions in 2 8×8 square pans. Let cool to room temperature, then cut the cake into 1 inch slices to make little rectangles or just crumble it all together (see video).
- Fill a shallow bowl with sugar and set aside.
- Heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F.
- Spread a tablespoon of cream cheese in the center of the wrapper then place a rectangle of cake (or an ice cream scoop full of cake) on top. Dab your finger in a little water and run it along the edges of the egg roll wrapper. Fold the bottom corner of the wrapper up and over the cake, then fold in the right and left sides. Roll the egg roll away from you to seal it up. Repeat with the remaining cake rectangles.
- Fry in the hot oil for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove the egg roll from the oil and place on a paper towel lined plate. While still hot, roll it in the sugar mixture.
- Serve with whipped cream and sprinkles for extra big smiles.
Filling Options: allergy-friendly chocolate bar and vegan marshmallows, prepared brownies, "oreo sandwich cookies mixed with cream cheese.
Air-fryer option: Prepare Dessert Egg Rolls through Step 4. Preheat air fryer to 370°F for 10 minutes. Allow the egg rolls to stand at room temperature while the fryer heats.
Place 4-5 egg rolls in the hot fryer basket. Fry for 5-7 minutes, or until the egg rolls are golden brown on top. Remove then repeat with the remaining rolls and coat with sugar.
Twin Dragon brand wrappers are the only Asian Wrappers that are:
- Manufactured with natural ingredients
- Include Won Ton Wrappers, Gyoza Wrappers (Potstickers), and Egg Roll Wrappers.
You can purchase JSL Foods Twin Dragon products at Walmart, Albertsons, Shaw’s, Von’s, Stater Bros, Lucky’s, Food Maxx, Fred Meyer, QFC, Cub Foods, Rainbow Foods, Safeway, Associated Stores, Price Rite, Shop Rite, Winco, Price Chopper and Gelson’s!
Have more questions about Twin Dragons Egg Roll Wrappers? Check out JSL Foods for more information about their products and brand! You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter! like to learn more about Twin Dragons and the different types of vegan wrappers they make, simply click here! #twindragonwrappers #wontons #eggrolls #potstickers
these sound AMAZING. I LOVE Twin Dragon, I just wish I could find them more readily available. so many times I want to make a roll… 🙂
keeping these in mind, definitely. I can almost taste them now…
Nicole Dawson says
The only place I can find them on hand is Walmart BUT they have a decent expiration date on them…so when you find them (or order them) stock up!
These look so fun!! I cannot believe I’ve never thought to make chocolate egg rolls. We’ve filled them with mangos, sticky rice, coconut, and even bananas. Sometimes drizzling with caramel or chocolate but these take the cake and I think my girls would love them!!
Alisa Fleming says
I’ve heard of dessert egg rolls, but I’ve definitely never had one! These are brilliant. And I didn’t realize Twin Dragon is an egg-free options – thanks for sharing this too Nicole.
These look so fun!!! This would make an unforgettable date night at home. Saving for next weekend 🙂