Sunday, December 11, 2016

Hot Chocolate Cake #Recipe @PegCochran #Christmas Week

What's Christmas without something chocolate?  I saw this recipe online on a couple of blogs and thought it was so cute.  I used a chocolate cake recipe I've been using for years that originally came from Land of Lakes butter.  Then I combined that with the filling for another cake.  A delicious combination!

Cake Ingredients

4 egg whites (reserve two yolks)
1 cup sugar 
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Spray 15x10x1 inch baking pan (jelly roll pan) with cooking spray.  Line bottom of pan with parchment paper and spray paper with cooking spray.

Beat eggs whites until they form stiff peaks (don't over beat or they will be dry) 

Combine 2 egg yolks, sugar, butter and vanilla and and beat until creamy.

Add rest of cake ingredients and beat until well mixed.  Fold in approximately 1/3 of the egg whites and incorporate into batter (this will lighten the batter.)  Fold in rest of egg whites gently.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes until cake pulls away from sides of pan and top springs back when gently touched in the center.  

Loosen sides of cake by running a knife along them.  Let cake cool 10 minutes.

Sprinkle a dishtowel liberally with powdered sugar and a bit of cocoa.  Invert cake onto dishtowel and carefully and slowly peel away the parchment paper.

Lightly spray another piece of parchment paper the size of your pan and place sprayed side down on top of cake.

Starting at the short end, roll cake up in the towel.  (Cake should still be slightly warm or it won't roll.)  Place seam side down and cool completely--about 30 minutes.

Carefully unroll cake, remove parchment paper.  Spread filling evenly over the cake.  Roll cake up starting with the shorter end.  Place on a cake dish seam side down.

Filling Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip (in the tub)
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and smooth--about two minutes.  Add marshmallow fluff and beat until combined.  On low speed, beat in Cool Whip just until combined.

Scrape down sides of bowl and fold in mini marshmallows.

Spread filling on unrolled cake then roll up again.

Drizzle chocolate sauce over cake and decorate with mini marshmallows.


From our house to yours --wishing you the very 
best this holiday season!

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  1. What a delicious sounding recipe! I haven't made a "jelly roll" in years. I'm definitely making this one!

    1. It was a big hit at the party we took it too--none left! Which is good or I would be having it for breakfast...!

  2. Oh, so interesting. The marshmallow fluff and marshmallows makes that filling into a mousse. I have to try that!

    1. The combo of marshmallow and cream cheese is surprisingly good!

  3. This looks like a fun must do. The kids would love it. I had not thought to do a roll with anything but my pumpkin spice roll. Funny how we get used to one something and forget there are others you can do with too. I can see I need to broaden out some. Thanks for the reminder and the recipe. Della

  4. Della, I do a pumpkin spice roll, too! My first attempt at a rolled cake was a disaster (although we still ate it) but then I discovered some better recipes and now I love making them!

  5. The recipe looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.

  6. On the ingredients list it list 1/4 cocoa, I'm sure it's 1/4 cup, but just wanted to make sure ~

    1. You're absolutely right! Fingers were flying too fast I guess!

  7. Looks really delicious, but pretty tricky to make.

    1. It does take some time to get the hang of it, but roll cakes are actually easier than you'd think.

  8. Nicely done.
    I have to admit that I have a knee-jerk response to "cool whip". It strikes me as spun plastic.

    1. I can understand that! I imagine you could substitute real whipped cream instead. The dominant flavor though is cream cheese and marshmallow.

    2. Cream cheese and marshmallow? Oh I can live with that taste!

  9. I have to try this! It looks amazing, and I'm a sucker for anything that has hot chocolate in the title. I love you Santa mug! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!