402 – Spiderweb Swiss Roll Cake / كعكة ملفوفة

Jan 4, 2016 | Desserts

Prep time :

Cook time :

Serves :

4

Complexity :

Medium

Ingredients :

 

  • Batter for the pattern:
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoon (24 grams) sugar
  • 1/3 cup (42 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon (14 grams) butter (melted)
  • Orange food coloring
  • Batter for the Cake:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (63 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) dark cocoa powder

 

Directions :

 

Step 1 – Making the cake design batter:
1- First, let’s make the cake mixture that we will use for the designs. 
Melt the butter. 
2- In a medium bowl mix together flour, sugar, and 1 egg. Add the melted butter and continue mixing until you get a smooth batter.
3- Add the colorant of your choice – I am going for orange, it’s Halloween after all! 
4- Pour the batter in a piping bag and cut a small hole into the tip of the bag.

Step 2 – Making the design:
1- Now the fun part! Lay a design template onto the baking sheet and cover with parchment paper. I am going for spider webs, but you can go for scary cats… be creative! 
2- Following the template, pipe the selected design onto the parchment paper. 
3- Place the baking sheet into the freezer and start making the cake batter.

Step 3 – Making the cake batter: 
1- In a large bowl combine the eggs and sugar. 
2- Beat on high speed with an eggbeater for around 5 minutes until you get a thick whitish mixture. 
3- Sift 1/3 of the flour into the egg mixture and slowly fold within the batter using a spatula. Add a bit of melted butter. Mix. 
4- Sift the cocoa powder into the batter. Mix. 
5- And continue adding the flour and melted butter alternatively, mixing slowly until everything is incorporated into a smooth chocolaty batter.

Step 4- Baking the cake:
1- Remove the baking sheet from the freezer and take away the template. 
2- Carefully spread the chocolate batter over your design.
3- Bake in a pre-heated oven to 400 F / 200 C for around 8 minutes – the surface of the cake should not be sticky anymore. But be careful – do not overbake this cake.

Step 5 – Rolling the cake:
1- Remove the cake from the baking pan, and lay another piece of parchment paper on top of it. 
2- Flip the cake, and carefully remove the parchment paper where it baked. Check this out! Our designs look awesome! 
3- Now lay nother piece of parchment paper on top of the design and flip the cake again. 
4- Remove the parchment paper that was covering the lower surface. 5- Gently roll the cake with the latest parchment paper until you reach the end. 
6- Let the cake rest on your kitchen counter for 1 hour or so until it’s completely cooled down.

Step 6 – Making the filling: 
1- Now, let’s make the filling! All you need is some cold heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla paste. 
2- Beat on high speed with an eggbeater until you get a thick whipped cream.

Step 7 – Assembling the cake:
1- Time to assemble our cake. Gently unroll the cake, and with a sharp knife cut the edges of the longer sides of the cake to get an even shape. 
2- Spread the whipped cream over the inside of the cake. Starting from the edge, roll back the cake like a carpet. 
3- Wrap the cake in plastic and place in the fridge for at least 2 hours before serving.
Bon appetit!

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