Chocolate Cherry Cake Roll Recipe

Chocolate Cherry Cake Roll Recipe

Ingredients

4 eggs

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 cup cake flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

Confectioners’ sugar

FILLING:

1-1/4 cups reduced-fat whipped topping

3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

3 cups fresh or frozen pitted sweet cherries, thawed, chopped and drained

FROSTING:

1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping

2 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Additional fresh sweet cherries, optional

How to make it

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; coat the paper with cooking spray and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually beat in sugar; beat 2 minutes or until thick and lemon-colored. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture and mix well.

Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.

For filling, combine whipped topping and chocolate syrup; fold in cherries. Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter.

For frosting, combine whipped topping and chocolate syrup. Frost cake; garnish with cherries if desired. Refrigerate until serving.
Yield: 12 servings.