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Chocolate Cake Roll

 Chocolate Cake Roll
This delectable dessert features sweet whipped cream and moist chocolate cake rolled up and dusted with powdered sugar. A family favorite, it winds up any special meal in festive fashion. -Cris O'Brien, Virginia Beach, Virginia
12 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + standing Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for
  • 30 minutes. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed until
  • light and fluffy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until thick
  • and lemon-colored. Stir in vanilla. combine the flour, cocoa and
  • salt; add to egg yolk mixture until blended.
  • Beat egg whites on medium until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat
  • until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • at a time, Beating on high until stiff peaks form. Stir a fourth of
  • the egg white mixture into chocolate mixture. Fold in remaining egg
  • white mixture.
  • Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-n. baking pan with parchment
  • paper; greased the paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at

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Chocolate Cake Roll (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 350° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly
  • touched in center (do not overbake). Cool for 5 minutes; invert onto
  • a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off
  • parchment paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style,
  • starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire racks.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff
  • peaks form; chill. Unroll cake; spread with whipped cream to within
  • 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam down on serving platter;
  • chill. Dust with additional confectioners' sugar before serving.
  • Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 225 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 92 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.