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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chocolate Sponge Cake(Swiss) Rolls & EP's 300th Post !!!!

Hi friends,
Am very happy to reach this milestone of 300 posts today,as its quite a big number to me.I had never thought blogging would be so much fun.Its a thrill to learn & develop my culinary skills viewing many newer recipes and tips as well as develop my photography skills to some extent,I feel:-).The most exciting and learnt experience in my blogging is the baking section where I have tried and succeeded in baking many recipes(which otherwise I would never have attempted).All this had been possible with my blogger friends support,encouragement and inspiring comments which drove me all the way long.Also,I would like to thank my family who have tasted & accepted each of these recipes(new or old) wholeheartedly and are my best critics too.My sincere thanks to each one of my readers,my blogger friends,my other friends and my family.Am truly inspired and obliged by your gesture who dropped at Erivum Puliyum space and hope you will continue to do so in my coming posts too..:-)

Coming back to today's recipe,I  have celebrated all my happy moments with a sweet and so do this post too.Chocolate swiss rolls or chocolate sponge cake rolls,always admired and liked from bakeries or stores.I happened to try these at home and was a successful one.I had earlier tried the Sponge cake rolls sometime back but this was a long awaited demand from my kids and so am very happy that I could make them their favorite swiss rolls.And the biggest surprising part in these rolls is that this doesn't have any flour in it and no baking powder or soda,only eggs.Though the looks seem to be complicated but the recipe is a simple one which anyone could give a try !!

eggs 6 large
semisweet chocolate 6 oz(120g)
sugar 1/4 cup(50 g) + 2 tbsp(30g)
for filling
heavy whipped cream 1 cup
powdered sugar 1/3 cup
vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

- Pre heat oven to 35o degrees F,butter or spray with vegetable oil a 17* 12 " sheet pan.Then line it with parchment paper and butter the parchment paper lightly.(refer notes)
-Separate the egg yolk and egg white and place in different bowls when cold.Then,leave it to reach room temperature before using(30 minutes)
-In the meantime, melt the semisweet chocolate chips using double boiler method or microwave.(I microwaved it for 45 secs on high).Leave aside to cool slightly.
-Using a hand mixer or electric stand mixer,whisk the egg yolks along with 1/4 cup sugar until thick,and fluffy on high speed(It took abut 5 minutes,refer notes for the pattern)
-Add in the vanilla extract and the melted chocolate.Beat just to combine and leave aside.
-In another clean bowl,whisk the egg white until foamy.Beat at medium high speed until soft peak forms.Then,add the remaining 2tbsp of sugar and beat again until stiff peaks.

-Gently fold in the egg white in small amounts in the whisked egg yolk mix using a spatula.Fold in rest of the egg white until incorporated.(Don't over do this step as the air bubbles will deflate)
-Spread the batter in the prepared pan and with the help of spatula or back of a spoon spread until the corners.

-Bake until the cake is puffed and springs back when gently pressed about 15-17 minutes.(mine got ready at 15 minutes)
-Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool.
-Cover it with a clean slightly damp kitchen towel.
-In the mean time,in a separate bowl whisk the whipped cream until soft peaks.Then add the vanilla extract & sugar,whisk again until stiff peaks.

-Once the cake is cooled completely,spread the whipped cream and gently roll the cake,peeling the parchment paper as you roll.
-Place in the refrigerator for half an hour to set.Then cut in pieces and serve with a cherry on each slice!!!

Servings ~ 15 pieces

* The buttering of tray and the parchment paper is done for easy removal of the sponge cake.
* The whisked egg yolk mixture should fall back in slow ribbons once you raise the beater.
* You can also add flavor to the plain whipped cream by using any fruit preserve.

Sending this to I love Baking


Priyanka Verma said... Best Blogger Tips

wow !! looking very tempting and nice dressing of cherry.

Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie one your 300th post....Great going :)
Swiss rolls looking yummy...can't resist from having it and good clicks :)

jasna varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Great recipe for 300th're so productive ;-)

Mahi said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a cute roll! Congrats on your milestone n happy blogging Julie! :)

divyagcp said... Best Blogger Tips

Swiss rolls looks delicious.. Love it..
Congrats on the 300th post.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your great milestone....Wow-300 posts, good job. love the beautiful choco=swiss rolls!!

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie! Wish U Many More Hits in future....This Chocolate Sponge cake Swiss roll looks so delicious n tempting, real treat for the occasion...Great Work dear!
Thanks for this great recipe with detailed pictures n explanation..will try it sometime!!

Balvinder said... Best Blogger Tips

You are going very fast, My friend!
Swiss rolls are my favorite cakes that I made in my home. Yours look lovely.

hotpotcooking said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats!!!! Julie for 300th post. Best wishes for more milestones. Nice recipe too

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations on your 300th post!! and love the rolls, soft and delicious

Shylaja said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your 300th post. Cake looks absolutely delicious

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks yum yum. nice step by step explanation and congrats on your 300th post.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

just mind-bowing cake.. congrats dear on your milestone..

turmericnspice said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks abßolutely gorgeous !!

PACHANTI said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect, looks so delicious n yum :-)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow.....can't believe on my eyes. So perfection in swiss cake roll. Irresistible one, excellent!!! said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats on your 300th post...keep going....wishing u all the success...choclate swiss roll is yummy....

Princy Vinoth said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie and keep going!what an apt way to celebrate a 300th post :)

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

looks so perfect!! awesome julie!!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made swiss rolls.Yaa,your chocolate seems real dark which gives it kind of exotic pattern..Yummy.And hugs on your 300th post ! Cheers !

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie on 300th post, appreciate your dedication to ur space, wishing u many more years of happy blogging..cake looks fabulous :)

Radhika said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie. These rolls looks super duper delicious.

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so delicious n congrats on ur 300th post dear

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Swiss rolls look awsome Julie! am just drooling out here! I loved the red cherry on top! it looks so juicy :)

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips

congratulations on ur 300th post!!!! this cake roll is mouth-watering... and i want to try it.... whenever i made swiss roll, the cake broke when i tried to roll it and it was a disaster... i'll try ur method of using a damp cloth to cover the baked cake.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats on your 300th post and happy blogging with more recipes...chocolate spong cake looks super delicious...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Can see the real talent!! Very well made!! Impressive..

Supriya's Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie congrats on the 300th Post may you post 1000 and 1000nds of recipes. The cake looks amazing.

Charu Srivastava said... Best Blogger Tips

wow swiss roll came out perfect....i wanted to try this recipe for long but always a bit wil try it very soon !!!

Santosh Bangar said... Best Blogger Tips

gr8 recipe .rools are beautifully designed

Ola said... Best Blogger Tips

Congartualtions on your 300 posts!
what a nice idea for serving this cake!

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Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on reaching the 300 mark Julie...Hoping to see many more wonderful recipes from you..

These swiss rolls look absolutely delicious and it's a wonderful recipe very well explained

Anisha said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Juile... 300 posts is awesome... the swiss rolls look great...

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie on your milestone! Keep rocking always :)


vini said... Best Blogger Tips

this is fanatabulous.... oru titani odum ente vaayel!!!

Rekha said... Best Blogger Tips

congratulations... its a great achievement!!! cakes are too yummy and tempting!!!

Shabbu said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie for your 300th post..Yummy,nice treat for kids..

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Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats.. congrats.. and those swiss rolls look very very tempting... sathyam paranja kothi varunnu

Swetha Sree said... Best Blogger Tips

Brilliant! you seem to be on a roll! :). Looks sssoooo yummy and pretty! way to go!

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

looks awesome and so glossy, love it

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear,keep rocking!
rolls look awesome Julie.wish I could have a slice.

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, that is a masterpiece! Looks so professional & perfect! Congratulations Julie on your 300th post .... Keep rocking :)

Az said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations! That's a great milestone! The swiss/cake rolls looks utterly delicious!

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

congratulations for the milestone dear... the cake is super tempting, super duper gorgeous..

Annisa Mulia Razali said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahh the cherry makes the cake more fabulous.. Must be so delicious :D

Prabha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great!!Congrats on your 300th post..Keep rocking :)

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on ur 300th post Julie, keep on going gal. Thise rolls looks super elegant,pretty addictive.

Divya A said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow cake looks awesome and perfect for celebrating your 300th post.. Congrats Julie.. Keep rocking :)
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Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on your 300th post, wishing many more posts. This chocolate swirl cake looks awesome perfect.

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratlations! You got there to post no 300 in such a chort time! I love your photos in this post; they have inspired me to make my own egg-free version. Here's to many more posts from you :)

Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats for crossing 300 rolls look delicious and yummy!

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

Congratulations !!!

for your 300 th post :))))(((((:

Looks Delicious...

Neat presentation:))

Keep on Dear ..

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Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations dear, perfect recipe to celebrate. Loved the presentation

Ganga Sreekanth said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats julie....adipoli

Katerina said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a great way to celebrate the 300th post Julie! Congrats!

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so pretty.. and yummy...

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats Julie. These look professionally made. I am bookmarking these.

Madhavi said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats :) And this rolls looks hummm..yummmmm :)

Kurryleaves said... Best Blogger Tips

looks perfect and delicious.....

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Absolute stunner! Could you parcel me few :D