Wednesday, December 12, 2012



This week's pick was a great one for the holidays and since I have a party this weekend I had every intention of freezing this roll and taking it to the party.  The only problem was every kid wanted a taste and decided they loved it (not the problem), but now I need to bake another one, which, as I think about it, really isn't a problem either.  However, I wanted to love this roll too, but I only liked it.  Maybe that's the problem?  Hmm, anyway, here's my break down on the glazed chocolate cream roll:

What I didn't love:  Cake rolls in general are spongy due to all the eggs in the batter that help it not brake when being rolled.  This one was no different and I'm not fond of the spongy texture.  

What I loved:  The marshmallow filling!  Hello, did anyone else eat spoonfuls of it first?!  It was so good! Spoonfuls good! I also love the look of cake rolls--very festive and yet easy.

What I changed:  Every time a recipe has called for bittersweet or unsweetened chocolate, I have always thought it a bit too bitter.  So this time I used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of the bittersweet chocolate.  It was a subtle change but just enough for me. 

What I will change next time:  Double that filling!  It was too thinly spread for my liking (even if it would have had those extra spoonfuls that I ate:)), I wanted more cream in my bite.  Also, was greasing the sheet pointless to anyone else?

Thanks, Michelle, for picking a great recipe that I can take to my family party this weekend!  You can get the recipe (and a gluten-free version) at Michelle's blog,  HERE


  1. I thought it was a bit lite on the filling as well. While the bittersweet wasn't too strong for me this time I still wished I'd done semi-sweet. Too bad I didn't learn like you did!

  2. Looks great! I love that some only loved the cake while others loved the filling! Good idea to double! I ended up using milk chocolate for my gaze - so yummy! :)

  3. I did semi-sweet too. I forgot to put that in my post! I was also not totally in love with the 'spongy-ness' of the cake. I wanted it to be denser almost more brownie like. I wonder if it would still roll well. Anyway, your cake looks lovely!