Friday, February 22, 2013

Chocolate Cherry Roll

I've been dying to try something new with maraschino cherries, the color is just so pretty! So I added cocoa powder to my G-Mom-B's Jelly Roll Cake and used cherries in this Cream Cheese filling. This Chocolate Cherry Roll really turned out to be a great tasting cake!

A simple dusting of powdered sugar to make it pretty...

And my lovely assistant Earl is supposed to be saying if you really want to take it over the top 
use either a chocolate ganache glaze like Bloggy Buddy Cathy did here
or a thick glaze that uses the cherry juice for flavor and color...
But he seems a bit... preoccupied...

Chocolate Cherry Roll
Cake:
4 eggs
3/4 C sugar
3 Tblsp cold water
1 tsp vanilla
2/3 C A/P flour
1/3 C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt if desired-I don't use this
  1. Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper. A standard jelly roll pan is 10"x15".
  2. Beat eggs well.
  3. Add sugar and mix until eggs are a lighter color (just a couple minutes).
  4. Add water and vanilla, mix.
  5. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt, add to wet and mix well.
  6. Pour into the wax paper lined jelly roll pan.
  7. Bake at 350 until set, when touched with your finger it will bounce back and not be sticky, about 13-20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven. let sit for 5 minutes, either turn out onto a powder sugar covered dish towel and remove wax paper or peel the wax paper off the sides of the cake and roll it up like that. (I have a full tutorial HERE).
  9. After cooled, carefully unroll and trim the edges if desired.
Filling:
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature 
1 C powdered sugar
1 10 oz jar maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped (minus a cherry or two:@)
  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth, gently fold in the cherries.
  2. Spread filling over cake.
  3. Carefully roll back up, add glaze if desired and chill for several hours or until firm.
  4. If you didn't use a glaze you can add a light dusting of powdered sugar before serving.
Oh, and Ma, guess what we're having with coffee tomorrow:@)

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22 comments:

  1. This came out great! I think I'm going to use the towel method for rolling next time. Enjoy with weekend!

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  2. I always love the look of cakes like these - they feel like such a special treat!

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  3. Oh, what a beautiful dessert! And the snowflakes are the prettiest! Your recipes are always just perfect!

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  4. This looks so creamy and delicious. I just don't think I could ever roll up a cake. I should try.

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  5. I'm with Earl! That looks so good and pretty, too. How'd you get the pretty snowflake design? My youngest son would love this, because he's a maraschino cherry lover!

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    1. I picked up some cookie/cupcake stencils at Christmas Tree Shops a couple years ago. I see them at Michael's sometimes too:@)

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  6. That is beautiful,I know it was out of this world delish.I love maraschino cherries,perfect!not mention chocolate..O' I just did! move over Earl

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  7. That is gorgeous - and my kind of cake! lol

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  8. This looks like a party cake. The snowflake is a great idea.

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  9. This is so pretty. I like adding the cherries making it so colorful! I am feeling guilty just looking at it. I love the snowflake decoration too. You must have a party right away.

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  10. I love the cherry filling in your chocolate roll, Lynn. That's something I have never tried. Don't you love how versatile a cake roll is? There are so many delicious variations. Thanks for the link.

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  11. This dessert is not only yummy looking, but also very pretty!
    xxoo

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  12. this is beautiful - I can only imagine how scrumptious this was!
    mary x

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  13. That looks so good!
    I baked tons of cookies to bring down when we went to the funeral. Lots of kids so I thought it would be the best thing, plus easy to transport for the long ride.
    Problem is, if I bake, I eat it! :(

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  14. Oh, this does look good! I love chocolate and cherries together. :)

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  15. Your cake roll is beautiful Lynn, inside and out! I love the snowflake dusting of sugar!

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  16. Oh this looks delicious and is beautiful as well! Happy Sunday from the enchanted oven!
    xo,
    Lisa

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  17. This looks so tempting! I love maraschino cherries and can eat hten=m right out of the jar..lol!

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  18. Wow. This looks amazing.

    I'm sending this recipe to my sister. These are her two favorite flavors!

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  19. What a beautiful cake roll.
    Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  20. this looks amazing, I lost you for a bit, you disappeared off my blog list but I tracked you down!!The pink crocheted pig with googly eyes is so cute!

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