Chocolate Strawberry Cake Roll Blog Post
I will be the first to admit that this is something of a special occasion cake. It’s a bit tricky to make and takes a gentle hand at times, but you shouldn’t let that stop you. Because this cake roll is worth all the time and effort it takes to make. Tender chocolate sponge cake, creamy strawberry cheesecake filling, all drizzled with rich chocolate ganache. It looks like a million bucks and it tastes like it too.
Cake rolls are tricky to make at the best of times. Even when using conventional ingredients like flour and sugar, they have a tendency to crack and break easily. Taking them gluten free and sugar free means they are even more fragile because you can’t rely on gluten strands to hold everything together. But they are so pretty and I had loads of fresh strawberries from our local farmer’s market. I can’t ignore that kind of inspiration when it strikes!
In the grand scheme of things, this was quite a successful cake roll. It cracked a tiny bit around the edges as I rolled it up (and unrolled, and then rolled it up again) but there were no major cracks in the cake. And all the cracks can be nicely hidden with the drizzling of chocolate ganache. So even if you are a novice baker, I say give this one a go. It’s fun and it’s a great way to use up some of those summer strawberries! And worst comes to worst, you can always turn it into a trifle…