The bolo-de-rolo (cake roll), is a Brazilian sweet, originating in Pernambuco, recognized as a state cultural heritage.
Considered as one of the typical specialties of Pernambuco cuisine, the bolo-de-rolo was derived from the Portuguese cake known as a "colchão de noiva", which was stuffed with almonds. In Brazil, the "colchão de noiva" went through changes and undergoing adaptations due to the lack of ingredients of the original recipes in the Northeast region.
The filling of almonds was eventually replaced by guava, preferably made at home. The dough began to be rolled up into ever thinner layers. In the end, the cake looked like a roll, hence the origin of its name.