Delicious Flourless Chocolate Roll Recipe

Light, chocolaty, and delicious. Great dessert to end a gourmet meal!chocolatecakeroll

Ingredients

-  7 eggs
-  1 cup granulated sugar
-  ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
-  1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-  1 teaspoon almond extract
-  1 ½ cups whipping cream
-  confectioners sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease bottom of 15 ½ by 10 ½ by 1 inch jelly roll pan. Then line the bottom only with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Separate egg yolks into one bowl and egg whites into another.
  3. At high speed with electric mixer beat egg whites just until soft peaks form when beater is slowly raised. Gradually and slowly beat in 1/3 cup of sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Meringue will be shiny.
  4. With same beater, at high speed, beat egg yolks for a minute. Gradually add remainder of the sugar. Beat until thick and lemon colored- 4-5 minutes. At low speed gradually beat in cocoa and extracts just until combined.
  5. With wire whisk or rubber scraper, gently fold egg yolk mixture into egg whites until well combined.
  6. Turn into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake 12-14 minutes, just until surface springs back when gently pressed with finger.
  7. Meanwhile, onto clean towel, sift confectioners in a 16 x 11 rectangle.
  8. When cake is done, immediately run knife carefully along edges. Then turn out the cake onto the sugar surface of the towel.
  9. Starting along the long edge, roll up cake in towel, jelly-roll fashion. (Cake tends to crack slightly when rolled, so be careful). Place seam side down, until cool, at least 1 hour.
  10. When ready to fill, beat whip cream. Once stiff at sugar to taste.
  11. Gently unroll cake. Fill with whip cream and re-roll.
  12. Sprinkle top with sifted powder sugar.
  13. Place seam side down on serving plate. Cut off ends at an angle.
  14. If you like you can decorate top with additional whipping cream and chocolate curls*.
  15. Refrigerate at least 1 hour

*To make chocolate curls: Let square of chocolate warm to room temperature. With vegetable parer, scrape along chocolate to make thin curls or shavings.

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One Response to Delicious Flourless Chocolate Roll Recipe

  1. Madame Jessica says:

    An absolutely delicious recipe!

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