Chocolate Apple Cake Roll

When you hear the ingredients apple and cinnamon, you know fall is on the way. But why stop there? We think chocolate belongs in most desserts, so for this delicious cake roll, we're adding creamy chocolate cheesecake cream to the mix. Light and fluffy cake, rich and creamy chocolate, deliciously tangy apples – what more could you ask for? This cake roll is so epic, you won't even be sorry to see summer go!

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the apple filling:

  • 6 apples
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts

For the chocolate cheesecake cream:

  • 1½ cups cream cheese
  • ¾ cup Nutella

For the cake roll:

  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1⅔ cups flour
  • powdered sugar for the topping

Here's How:

1. For the apple filling, chop the apples and stir them together with the sugar, cinnamon, corn starch, and lemon juice. Heat the apples in a pan on the stove until all of the liquid is cooked off. Transfer the cooked apples to a baking tray coated in parchment paper and let them cool.

Apfelmischung für Biskuitrolle

2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. For the cake batter, beat the egg whites together with the sugar and salt until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Gradually stir in the vegetable oil, milk, and flour, alternating between the 3 ingredients. Once everything is combined, pour the cake batter over the apples spread it evenly over the baking tray. Transfer the baking tray to the oven and bake the cake at 325°F for 30–35 minutes. Once the cake has baked, let it cool completely, then flip it over onto a new piece of  baking paper. Remove the baking paper on top of the cake so that the apples are facing upwards.

Biskuitteig mit Äpfeln, nach dem Backen

3. Beat together the cream cheese and Nutella until combined, then spread the chocolate cheesecake cream over the surface of the layer of apples. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top of the chocolate layer, then use the baking paper underneath to help roll the cake into a snug log. Once it's rolled up, transfer the cake roll to the refrigerator and let it chill for 2 hours.

Biskuitrolle wird geformt

4. Once the cake roll has chilled, sprinkle powdered sugar on top to serve.


Forget what you know about apple desserts, this creamy chocolate apple cake roll is making things serious. We're positive it will become your new fall favorite! 


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