Caramel Apple Cake Roll Filled With Cinnamon Cream
When most people think of apple desserts, their mind immediately jumps to apple pie. But if you haven't had apple cake, you've really been missing out. But this is no ordinary apple cake – it's a Swiss cake roll filled with sautéed apples, cinnamon cream, and caramel sauce that will have you begging for more!
For the cake roll:
- 5 eggs
- 1 egg yolk
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch of nutmeg
For the filling:
- 4 Granny Smith apples
- 2 tbsp sugar
- ¼ stick butter
For the cinnamon cream:
- 1⅔ cups heavy cream
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- caramel sauce
- sheet pan
- wooden skewer
- dish towel
1. Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare the cake roll batter. Add the sugar, eggs, egg yolk, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to a bowl and mix with a hand mixer for about 5 minutes until frothy.
2. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, and nutmeg into the batter and gently fold into the mix.
3. Pour the batter onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper, smooth it out, and cook for 14 minutes.
4. Lay down a clean dish towel and sprinkle a little sugar on it. Flip the cake onto the towel, remove the parchment paper, use the towel to roll up the cake, and let it cool down.
5. Peel and chop the apples into small pieces. Add the butter and sugar to a pan over medium heat and sauté the chopped apples for 4-5 minutes. Set the apples aside and let them cool down a bit.
6. For the cinnamon cream, add the cinnamon and powdered sugar to the heavy cream and whip it with a hand mixer. Unroll the cooled cake roll and spread the cinnamon cream over it.
7. Spread the caramelized apples over the cream and drizzle caramel sauce on top. Make sure to leave about a 2-inch apple-free edge on the long side of the cake.
8. Roll up the cake.
9. Spread the rest of the cinnamon cream over the cake roll.
10. Drizzle caramel sauce in strips over the cake roll and use a wooden skewer to draw lines through the sauce for a pleasing design.
You can find the recipe for the Giraffe Swiss Cake Roll featured in the bonus video here.