Chocolate Roll Cake- – A fun twist for your chocolate cake. Chocolate cake rolled up tightly with a fluffy whipped cream filling. A decadent chocolate ganache drenched on top gives it the perfect finishing touch.
If you haven’t made a roll cake before, fear not! They do take a few steps, but, with a little patience, you will be able to get this done in no time.
This is a chocolate roll cake with a whipped cream filling and a chocolate ganache topping. A great cake for the holidays!
Your Ingredients List:
- Flour + Salt+ Baking powder
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Eggs + Vanilla + Water
- For Filling:
- Whipped topping + powdered sugar
- For Chocolate Ganache:
- Chocolate chips + whipping cream + butter
How to Assemble a Roll Cake:
Make the cake batter. It will be thin. Spread the batter into a 10 x 15 inch flat rimmed baking sheet. Be sure to line the baking sheet with foil and grease the foil.
Take a clean dish towel and lay it flat on a larger flat rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the towel with a 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
When the cake is done, immediately turn the cake on to the towel coated with powdered sugar. Remove the pan and carefully peel the foil from off the back of the cake.
Starting at the shorter end, roll the cake tightly into the dish towel.
Let the cake cool (in the towel!) completely
When the cake is ready, carefully, unroll the cake and spread the filling. Re-roll the cake and refrigerate for about an hour before adding chocolate topping.
After the hour, make the chocolate topping and spread evenly on top of the cake. The chocolate ganache will firm up as it sets.
My Cake is Cracked! Don’t worry..the frosting will cover any blemishes. Just be sure to roll the cake while it’s still warm and take your time.
Sprinkles? Since the chocolate ganache frosting firms up as it sets, you will want to add any sprinkles right after adding the frosting.
Use Cocoa Powder: You can replace the powdered sugar on your dish towel with unsweetened cocoa powder. You will still have to use powdered sugar for the filling. 😉
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- dash of salt
- 3/4 cup flour
- powdered sugar, for rolling cake
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
FOR CHOCOLATE TOPPING:
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup whipping cream
- 1 TBSP butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15 x 10 flat rimmed baking sheet with foil, then, grease the foil.
- In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder and cocoa powder. Set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs until they are a dark yellow, about 3 minutes. Add in water, vanilla and sugar. Beat until combined. Add in flour mixture and beat until just combined. Your batter will be thin.
- Spread batter evenly into prepared baking sheet. Bake 10-15 minutes or until the middle springs back when touched.
- Take a clean dish towel and lay it flat on a large flat rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle the towel with a 1/4 cup of powdered sugar.
- When the cake is done, immediately turn the cake on to the towel coated with powdered sugar. Remove the pan and carefully peel the foil from off the back of the cake.
- Starting at the shorter end, roll the cake tightly into the dish towel. Let the cake cool (in the towel!) completely
- Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. When the cake is ready, carefully, unroll the cake and spread the filling. Re-roll the cake and refrigerate for about an hour before adding chocolate topping
- In a heat-safe bowl, add in chocolate chips and butter. In a saucepan, heat whipping cream until it simmers. Pour over the chocolate chips/butter. Stir until smooth. Then, pour over cake.
- The topping will firm up as it cools.
- Keep leftovers in refrigerator.
- adapted from crazy for crust
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 394Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 125mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g
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