It was one of my co-worker's birthday and for some reason when I was trying to decide what to make to bring him I decided on a Swiss Roll. Usually I wouldn't bring something to share with people that I haven't tested before hand but I took the risk this time. Even though the only other time I tried to make a roll it did not go well. Spoiler Alert! This time I had much better luck.
I found the recipe on The Kitchenthusiast. You can find it here. It is a KitchenAid blog so there is some product placement in the recipe but I'm sure you don't actually have to use a KitchenAid mixer to make this.
None of the various pieces are hard to make. It did not seem like I had enough cake batter to spread over the entire pan but I spread it thin and managed it. The edges were not as thick as the middle and I had to cook it longer than the recipe said so the edges got a little crunchy but I was still able to roll it up without much problem. But then you have to wait.
You can make the filling while it cools but I was done with the filling before the cake was cool enough to frost. You add some heavy cream right at the end and beat it a lot. I did have to add a little extra powered sugar because it was too soupy. But once I did it turned into a light and fluffy delicious filling. I wanted to eat it by the spoonful. When I rolled it back up after putting in the filling the edges were not exactly lined up and since the edges were thinner it didn't look that neat on the ends. Next time I think I will trim the edges just to make it look a little nicer. But I was just happy that I got it rolled up without it cracking up on me.
The finished product was seriously good. The recipe says to use dark chocolate for the glaze, so I did, even though I'm not really a fan of dark chocolate. And I'm glad I did. The filling is really sweet and if I had used a sweeter chocolate I think it would have been too much.
I was a little disappointed because it did not come out round. As you can see it was oval. The cake could not support its own weight and ended up slouching. I don't know why. I wonder if I did something wrong. But I didn't worry about it for long. Because it didn't affect the taste. Which was awesome. Just the right balance of everything. Nice moist fluffy cake and creamy filling. All the guys at worked loved it. And I already have a request to make this for another birthday. This one is a keeper. It is a little time consuming but it is worth it.
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