402 – Spiderweb Swiss Roll Cake / كعكة ملفوفة
- 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
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.