Monday, July 16, 2012

Chocolate Roll Cake

A few weeks ago I went home to run the Boilermaker, one of the largest 15K road races in the country.  It's an enormous event in my hometown, with about 11,000 runners participating in the 15K and thousands of others participating by volunteering or being spectators along the course.  It's a fun race and one that ends with free beer courtesy of Saranac Brewery.  Needless to say that bit of fun is lost on me as they don't have the Bard's Tale Beer available (which is produced at the brewery as a contract brew).  I was happy but not ecstatic with my time (about 67 minutes); after having gone out too fast in the first mile I faded in the following two.  Hopefully next year I'll be able to demolish that time.
After the race my parents threw a barbecue for some of my dad's running friends and, as luck would have it, one of the invitees had a great gluten free recipe she wanted to put to use.  For those of you following my Instagram account you have already seen the beautiful photo to the left... and here it is again in all its glory.  And if you aren't following me on Instagram - why not?  My username is GlutenFreeways and I try to keep a good log of particularly delicious gluten free meals.

Anyway, I've included the recipe for the Chocolate Roll Cake below.  I've already asked my sister to make me one when I next visit her in Philadelphia.

Do you love it or do you love it?
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Chocolate Roll Cake
Chocolate Roll (Gluten Free)
5 eggs
3 T baking cocoa
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
Whipped cream filling
½ pt. whipping cream
1 t vanilla
1-2 T confectioner’s sugar

(1) Butter a jelly roll pan (10 x 14 x ½ in.)
(2) Butter wax paper on both sides to fit pan.
(3) Heat oven to 350.
(4) Separate 5 eggs.
(5) Beat whites till stiff.
(6) Mix cocoa and sugar by hand and beat into whites a little at time.
(7) Beat yolks in a separate bowl till thick without cleaning beater and fold
into whites.
(8) Spread batter evenly in pan and bake 20 minutes.
(9) Sprinkle linen dishtowel with confectioner’s sugar and turn cake over
onto dishtowel and peal off wax paper.
(10) When cool, spread whipped cream on top and roll.
(11) Sprinkle confectionary sugar on top.


Alaine @ My GF & DF Living said...

This looks delicious! I will have to try it without eggs, but I am excited about this! Anything chocolate is great in my book!

Nancy said...

Very delicious! Great post. I love eating Chocolate Roll Cake this is my favorite because it has Gluten-free. Thanks for the info!

Nancy Olson said...

Amazing chocolate Roll. It's been so long since I ate chocolate rolls, well it's time to make one.

Thanks for sharing.