Chocolate Roll Cake

Chocolate Roll Cake

For the cake you will need;
1/3-cup cake flour
1/3-cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2-tablespoons cornstarch
1/2-teaspoon baking soda
1/2-teaspoon baking powder
1/3-teaspoon salt
4-large, separated
1-cup granulated sugar, divided
confectioners' sugar

For the filling you will need;
1-8 ounce container frozen whipped topping, thawed

To make the cake;

Step 1...Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15x10 inch jelly roll pan
with waxed paper. Grease and flour lined pan; tap out any excess flour.

Step 2...In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda,
baking powder and salt. Mix well. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer set
at medium speed, beat the egg yolks and 1/4-cup of the granulated sugar until fluffy.

Step 3...In a small bowl, using clean beaters, beat the egg whites on high until
foamy. Gradually add 1/2-cup sugar, beating until stiff, but not dry, peaks form.

Step 4...Fold 1/3 beaten egg whites into egg yolk mixture. Alternately fold in
remaining whites and flour mixture. Pour batter in the jelly roll pan, smooth to top.
Bake until toothpick comes out clean, should take about 15 minutes. Do a toothpick test
to be sure.

Rolling and filling the cake;
Step 1...Dust a clean cloth with remaining sugar. Turn cake out on to this cloth,
remove the waxed paper. Trim the edges of the cake.

Trim Cake

Trim edges

Step 2...Starting at the long side, tightly roll the cake with the cloth.
Transfer, seamside down to a wire rack to cool.

Roll cake

Roll cake in cloth

Step 3...Unroll cake; remove cloth. Spread whipped topping over cake
to within 1/2-inch of the edges. Re-roll cake; place seam side down on a plate.
Dust with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Spread filling and reroll

Spread with filling and re-roll

Serving tips;
1...Place a slice of this cake over a pool of chocolate sauce.
Serve with a sprig of mint and some fresh raspberries.

Creative idea #1

2...Chocolate lovers serving tip;
Chocolate and coffee are an unbeatable duo, add cooled melted
chocolate and instant coffee granules to the filling.

creative idea #2

3...Add mini chocolate chips in the filling before spreading on the cake.

4...Turn this cake into a frozen treat by filling with ice cream.
Spread softened ice cream over cake. Roll as directed and wrap well.
Freeze cake, seam side down until firm. Slice and serve with chocolate sauce.

5...For a sweeter cake, try using jelly, canned pie filling or pudding as a filler.

6...Fresh berries or chopped fruit mixed into the cream filling add a great touch.

For a special touch, pipe a name or a message on the side of the cake.

Kitchen tip;
For easier slicing, place cake in freezer 20 minutes before you're ready to serve.
Then use a large serrated knife and a gentle sawing motion to slice the cake cleanly.