Chocolate Roll with Chocolate Sauce – SINFUL!

chocolaterollThis recipe is easy to make and everyone will think you’ve spent hours and hours in the kitchen.  I like to sprinkle mine with powdered sugar and then drizzle chocolate sauce over each piece when cut.  During the Thanksgiving holidays I make one of these with pumpkin.

5 eggs, separated

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon flour

2 tablespoons cocoa

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 cup whipping cream

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of salt

Beat egg yolks and sugar together the mixture forms a ribbon – in other words beat really well.  Add flour and cocoa and mix. 

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites, adding salt and cream of tartar as the egg whites thicken, beat until very stiff.  Fold whites into chocolate mixture until whites no longer show.  Pour batter into a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 pan that you have greased and lined with greased wax paper.

Bake 350 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes.  Immediately turn cake to a dampened dish towel.  Pull the wax paper off immediately.  Trim any crusty edges.  Roll the cake and towel together (lengthwise) and refrigerate until cool. 

Take the cake out of the refrigerator, unroll, spread with whipped cream that has been flavored with t tablespoons powdered sugar, vanilla and a tiny pinch of salt.  Reroll carefully – without the dish towel.  Refrigerate.

When ready to serve, slice and either top with chocolate sauce or sprinkle the entire roll with sifted powdered sugar.

Chocolate Sauce

2 squares unsweetened chocolate

6 tablespoons cream

1/2 cup sugar

dash of salt

3 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt chocolate in cream over low heat.  Add sugar and salt.  Take off heat, add butter and vanilla.  Stir constantly until cooled.  Makes 1 cup.

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2 Comments

Filed under Cakes, Celebration, Dessert, Holiday

2 responses to “Chocolate Roll with Chocolate Sauce – SINFUL!

  1. I made this recipe for my family on Christmas Eve. I have never made anything like this. Despite all the ingredients, it is very easy to make, and it literally MELTS in your mouth!
    GREAT Recipe!

    • pattiadleybryan

      Kristie, thank you for trying this recipe and I’m so glad you made it for a family celebration-great memories. It does melt in your mouth and who doesn’t like chocolate!

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