Chocolate Roulade with Cheesecake Filling

A few days ago, I was epecting this post to be a gloomy one. You know the kind… that type of post where all I do is complain about the fact that my blog wasn’t working for me. But guess what: it’s all fixed now!!!!

I couldn’t be happier now, so picture me dancing akwardly in my pyjamas around my room.

 


So it’s all obvious that this is a celebration post, and let’s get it straight: this roll couldn’t be any more perfect to celebrate stuff. Aren’t this kind of desserts so so christmassy?? Absolutely. Christmassy stuff is yet another thing to be excited about. And the new Bruce Springsteen album, I’m so so so looking forward to having in in my hands. I adore that man, more than I like chocolate rolls and well, that’s a lot to say! Don’t kill me now because I’m going to say something that you guys really don’t want to hear, so stop reading if you really really like Christmas ok? ….

 

 

As much as I love love love Christmas (because I really like it, it’s my favorite season ever!), I’m super looking forward for it to end, NOT BECAUSE I’M A SOULLESS MONSTER (except for those times when cookies are near and I don’t want to share), but because I have a race coming up in January (10 km., they wouldn’t let me take part in the half-marathon because I’m just 17 *cries and stuffs her face with chocolate to make up for it*), and Bruce Springsteen is releasing his new album and so is You Me At Six (they were my favorite band a few years ago and I’m still quite fond of them… I mean, they’re so cute. Almost as cute as Thumbprint cookies, that is)… January is going to be FABULOUS, guys. I love it when I have so many things to look forward too: Christmas, cookies, new music to run to, races, a trip… and exams oh well. But please, let’s go forget about those and have another piece of this beautiful roll.

Because it is worth having seconds. And thirds. Not that I did or something.

 

 

Oh well, I actually did, but don’t tell my brother. He’s still wondering where did that last slice go… mmm, I’m not one to blame, ok?

This roll will have you fighting over the last piece. I mean, it’s a dark chocolate sponge cake filled with a creamy, luscious cheesecake filling and then covered in a decadent milk chocolate ganache… you’ll be able to punch someone in the face to get the last slice.

But please, don’t. Christmas is not about punching people. At least not that I know of…

 

 

I wish I could have sent this roll to my beautiful friend Dolega. I know I’ve already told you about her, but she’s been the one who has helped me sort out the technical problems of the last few days and I’m super thankful for her help. I should sent her cookies again hmmmmm. She deserves all the cookies in the world, no joke.

Back to the roll: this is certainly not the easiest recipe on the blog. It left my kitchen covered in ganache and although that might sound nice, it’s not. Having to clean the counters, fridge door and floor is never fun, oh I loathe it. But besides the mess it leaves behind, it’s not actually that hard to make.

 

 

Chocolate Roulade with Cheesecake Filling
Serves 14
Dark chocolate sponge filled with cheesecake cream and then covered in milk chocolate ganache.
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For the cake
  1. 3 large eggs
  2. 80 grams light brown sugar
  3. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1 tbsp. milk
  5. 1 tbsp. light olive oil
  6. 60 grams all purpose flour
  7. 3 + 1/2 tbsp. cocoa powder
  8. a pinch of salt
For the filling
  1. 100 ml. heavy cream
  2. 225 grams cream cheese (I used light)
  3. 100 grams sugar
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  5. 2 gelatine sheets
For the ganache
  1. 110 gr (4 oz.) milk chocolate
  2. 100 ml. heavy cream
  3. 2 tbsp. salted butter
Instructions
  1. Start by making the filling, because it has to be really cold before you spread it into the roll, so it doesn't melt.
  2. Whip cream and sugar until stiff. Add softened cream cheese and mix until combined.
  3. Soak gelatine sheets in cold water for 5 minutes. Squeeze extra water and dissolve them in 1 tsp. boiling water. Stir so no lumps remain and add it to the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Let filling cool in the fridge.
For the roll
  1. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla for 7-8 minutes minutes until super light in color. They have to double their volume.
  2. Carefully fold in oil and milk. Sift salt, cocoa and flour and add them to the mixture.
  3. Grease a baking sheet very well and line it with baking paper.
  4. Spread batter on top.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until cake springs back when touched.
  6. Dust some baking paper with cocoa and turn out the cake onto it as soon as it's out of the oven. Remove the paper form the back of the roll and start rolling it tightly. Let it cool completelly before you add the filling.
To assemble
  1. Spread filling onto the cake and roll it again. Freeze it so it's cool enough when you pour the ganache.
For the ganache
  1. Boil cream. Add chopped chocolate and butter and stir to dissolve.
  2. Let it cool before pouring it on the cake.
  3. Pour ganache over the cake. Freeze until you plan to serve it and enjoy!
Adapted from Delicieux
Adapted from Delicieux
earthly taste http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/

I have a lot of really cool plans for this weekend. Oh, just kidding… I’ll be doing homework all the time. But tell me: what are your plans? Christmas shopping? Decorating the house? Baking cookies? I hope it is the cookies, please.

Have a great weekend!

Consuelo

 

 

67 Comments

  • Reply Marcie@flavorthemoments December 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    We’ve been making roulades at school a lot and they’re so fun! I love this one–chocolate and cheesecake filling is a great combination ! This cake and everything in January is definitely cause to celebrate!

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      So fun indeed! Thank you so much 😀

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven December 6, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    YAyyyy! Happy posts :) I learned to make rolls in my baking class last week! Will have to give this one a try :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks! Let me now what you think :-)

  • Reply Monica December 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    So glad your blog problems are over and that’s great you have so much to look forward to in the New Year! I’ve been toying with the idea of making a roll cake for Christmas dessert for years…it is such a show-stopper. I’ve made a layer version but still not the roll. Yours look incredible. Ganache is one of my favorite words in the English language. : )

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Awwh thank you so much Monica! Have an awesome weekend 😀

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens December 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I just love it that you already have so many things to be excited about, beyond December 25! Lots of people get all bummed out once Christmas is over and they’re staring down the doldrums of January. Your plan is infinitely much better! Schedule awesome stuff in January so you have tons of excitement ahead! My twins’ birthday is in January, so that gives us oodles to celebrate! Oooooh … and speaking of celebrating, lets talk about this amazing cake. Yeah – definitely it’s a celebration all on its own! Gorgeous, gorgeous (especially with those darling little snowflake sprinkles)! 😀

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Aww that sounds amazing! Thank you so so much! Aren’t the snokflakes lovely? 😉 x

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour December 6, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    Yay for your blog being fixed! I have been wanting to make a cake like this for a while..yours looks wonderful!

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks Meghan! 😀

  • Reply Ashley December 6, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Yay, I’m so glad your blog is fixed! At least you don’t have to worry about it now! And this roll … looks so delicious and decadent! I have to bake a ton of holiday treats tonight for our Christmas party tomorrow – so me and my kitchen will be having lots of together time this weekend : ) Happy Friday!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:10 pm

      The party sounds so fun! Good luck with the prep! And thank you!! x

  • Reply Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic December 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    This may not be the easiest recipe, but it certainly looks worth all the effort! I would totally want seconds (and thirds) too :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Bianca 😀

  • Reply Cindy December 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe they won’t let you run a half marathon because you are 17. Good for you for wanting to do it! With delicious looking desserts like this Chocolate roulade I’d need to be running one of those. I don’t think I’d be able to stop eating it. Great photos Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 6, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Yep it’s so unfair :–( Thank you so mcuh, Cindy! x

  • Reply Kelly December 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Hooray, so glad your blog problems are fixed :) So many wonderful things to look forward too and this chocolate roulade looks like the perfect way to celebrate! It looks so incredible and I can’t stop staring at that decadent ganache *drools*. Pinning and hope you have a wonderful weekend Consuelo :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 1:01 am

      Thank you so much, Kelly! I hope you have a fantastic weekend as well :-)

  • Reply Laurel y Menta December 6, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Madre mía Consuelo, qué maravilla es ésta… Tu “brazo” luce fantástico: chocolate y queso, mmmmmm, qué bien combinan!!! Nosotras solemos hacer uno para Nochebuena relleno de crema de turrón, y está muy bueno también.
    Felicidades por ese Enero tan “completito”, ja, ja, ja…
    Besitos y feliz fin de semana.

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 1:02 am

      Mmm qué rico que suena el vuestro *-* ¡Muchas gracias, chicas!
      Feliz fin de semana! x

  • Reply Kumar's Kitchen December 7, 2013 at 12:00 am

    wow….such a gorgeously chocolaty roulade and with cheese cake filling,terrific dessert…will be making this really soon…so craving for this delicious treat,thanks for sharing :-)

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 1:02 am

      Thank you so much Kumar! 😀

  • Reply shannon December 7, 2013 at 1:05 am

    This cake is beautiful. I have boring weekend plans as well, including working both days! Hopefully I will make a few lists and finally remember to pick up more flour and sugar so I can get to my holiday baking too

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 1:07 am

      Thank you so much Shannon! I hope you enjoy holiday baking :–) xo

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 7, 2013 at 2:11 am

    That chocolate ganache is calling my name and whispering sweet nothings, come here pretty roll! Looks amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      Thanks Pamela : )

  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) December 7, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Oh my – this looks so decadent and truly delicious! It’s also a really lovely presentation.

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

      Thanks Amy! c:

  • Reply thecupcakeconfession December 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Ahhhh so glad your blog’s working fine! :) I am going CRAZYYYYYYY over this roll cake!!! this is JUST PLAIN CHOCOLATE AND CHEESECAKE HEAVEN! So excited for your upcoming activities in Jan!!! YAAAAAY for that!!!!!! :) And your photos are just BRILLIANT !!!! Lovinggggg it!!!!!!!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      It’s plain heavenly indeed! Oh My – I love it so much! And thank you so much, you’re the sweetest! 😀

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life December 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Oh good, I am so glad everything is working in order again! What recipe plug in are you using, because I really like it! This roulade is making me want chocolate and cheesecake and ganache at 8:45 in the morning – everything about it looks amazing! Haha, I would be the one with ganache in my hair and my clothes and behind the stove – cleaning up after my baking isn’t so much fun:)

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      It’s the recipeCard one, I think?? Yep. I always crave chocolate and cheesecake haha! Thank you Mary Frances! 😀

  • Reply Trisha December 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    LOVE that photo of the chocolate ganache pouring down onto the roll. I think I am drooling. I want to make this for Christmas Eve with some red and green sprinkles on top! :)

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Thank you Trisha! I’m so happy you like it 😀

  • Reply caileejoy December 7, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    Wow!! seriously this looks amazing!! I’ve seen a lot of pumpkin rolls, but I love how you made it chocolatey!! YUM

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      Thanks Cailee Joy! x

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl December 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Wow, YUM!! Consuelo your photography gets better and better everytime I visit your blog. Where do you get your props from? I love them!

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you so much, you made my day!!
      The cups, jug and plates are from Maisons Du Monde, and I odn’t know where the silver tray came from, but I really like it! 😉

  • Reply Amy @ Swiss Miss in the Kitchen December 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Congratulations to your fixed blog dear!! The pictures look perfect and this roll… oh my… DELICIOUS!!! What an amazing christmas dessert! Love it :)
    xox and a wonderful sunday
    Amy

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Thanks for your sweet comments, Amy! You too have a perfect Sunday! :) xo

  • Reply Liz @ Life Made Sweet December 7, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve never actually made a roulade before but you make it look so amazingly delish I wil for sure to have to try! I am drooling right now and thankful it’s the weekend which means indlugence for me! Your pics are gorgeous too!

    • Reply Consuelo December 7, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you so much, Liz 😀 xo

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes December 8, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Consuelo, your photos make me swoon!! And no we don’t think you’re a soulless monster lol!! I totally understand, I am insanely looking forward to January for other reasons too!

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Its so exciting, right?? Thank you, Jessica! :)

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen December 8, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    What a relief to have your blog problems fixed! I say I’m going to make a roulade every Christmas season but I never get around to it. Yours looks so rich and decadent. I am drooling!

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      It’s a relief indeed! I hope you try it soon and love it! And thank you 😀

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth - May I Have That Recipe? December 8, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    So happy that your blog if fixed. It could be really frustrating. I so want a piece of your chocolate roll, it is snowing here right now and I could use a piece with a nice hot coffee.

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      It’s so cold here too :–( It makes me wish I had some roll left haha. Thank you!

  • Reply Claire @ The Black Cat Kitchen December 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Haha we are both on roulade this week! It’s so perfect for this time of year isn’t it! Yours looks so rich and yummy! Love the idea of a cream cheese filling – yum yum yum!! Love your new nutritional info section as well. Great idea!

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 12:59 pm

      I saw yours and I drooled, it looked so so nice! Glad to see you liked the caramel, yay. And thank you so much, Claire! xx

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry December 8, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    This is exactly what I want for Christmas dessert!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker December 8, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Oh! This looks absolutely divine. A perfect celebratory bake! Yum…

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks Jo! :)

  • Reply sprinklesandsauce December 9, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Love the cheesecake filling!

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Thank you! x

  • Reply anecdotesandapples December 9, 2013 at 5:22 am

    Hi love! I’m so glad that your blog is working…and I’m so glad that you shared this gorgeous roulade! Thank you! I’m hungry now!

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks sweetie! :-)

  • Reply Dolega December 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

    ¿Lo de hacer estos “post torturas” para las que estamos gordas es por algo en concreto? 😛
    Te perdono solo por lo rápido que carga el blog y por la nueva receta imprimible ¡Es preciosa! muchísimo mejor que la otra, con diferencia.
    Besazo hermosa

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      Muchas gracias, me alegro de que te guste el nuevo plug-in. ¡A mí me encanta!
      Besazo c:

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats December 9, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Oh man, blog problems are the worst…so stressful! I’m glad you got it all fixed :) Wow, this recipe sounds and looks amazing! Love that ganache top!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Amy! 😀

  • Reply Rachel @thedessertchronicles December 9, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Wow, this looks to die for! The cheesecake filling makes me want to go bake this right now :-).

    • Reply Consuelo December 9, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Thanks a million, Rachel! :-)

  • Reply blahnikbaker December 10, 2013 at 2:16 am

    I’ve only made on roll cake in my lifetime and it was to die for so I do understand the face punching that is necessary here. This looks so decadent and that FROSTING!!! Love!! I am excited for January too just so that Christmas can be over (bad person!! lol!). But with Christmas means crowded public places everywhere and fighting over candy in grocery store arghhh

    • Reply Consuelo December 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Hahaha Christmas is not quite as popular here, so there’s no fighting over candy and I like it 😉 Thank you so much, Zainab! x

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner December 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Haha. You’re so funny! I think you’re the only person I know that is looking forward to Jan. Usually everyone is depressed because the holidays are over and there’s nothing to look forward. I love your spirit and enthusiasm and that makes me want to look forward to Jan too!
    I’ve never made a roll cake before, but I simply must now after seeing this amazing beauty!

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com December 10, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Great minds think alike! I totally did a chocolate roll this week too–I mean, it is the season, right? I love the idea of a cheesecake filling–will definitely have to try that next time!

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