Chocolate Cream Spiral Cake With Raspberries

Sponge cake is always a great choice when you're craving a nice, airy dessert, but what if you're also in the mood for a fancy, decadent cake roll? You're in luck, because our magnificent spiral cake with a rich chocolate cream and raspberries is the best of both worlds!

You'll Need:

For the sponge cake:

  • 1½ cups flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 6 egg whites

For the chocolate cream:

  • 2½ cups heavy cream
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar

To garnish:

  • almond slivers
  • fresh raspberries
  • chocolate shavings

Here's How:

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. To make the sponge cake, add the flour, egg yolks, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, vegetable oil, and water to a large bowl, and mix until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and fold them into the batter. Spread the sponge cake batter onto a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and bake for 18 minutes.
  2. For the chocolate cream, whisk the heavy cream, fold in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar, and mix until smooth.
  3. Spread an even layer of the chocolate cream onto the cooled sponge cake, making sure to hold some back for later. Sprinkle almond slivers on top of the sponge cake and press raspberries into the cream.
  4. Cut the sponge cake into 5 equally-sized strips. Roll the first sponge cake strip up tightly, making sure not to put too much pressure on the sponge cake as this will squeeze the filling out. Place the roll in the center of a large plate. Place the second strip at the end of the first one and wrap it around to continue the spiral. Repeat this process with the last 3 strips.
  5. Spread the rest of the chocolate cream around the edges using a palette knife. To create a pattern, move the palette knife back and forth at regular intervals. Sprinkle the rest of the almond slivers, raspberries, and chocolate shavings on top.

Wow, that looks delicious! If you're preparing this cake for a child's birthday party, you can make the number of cake rings in the spiral correspond to their age. And those of you who are feeling particularly ambitious may want to follow the same concept when making our spiral cake for grandma's next birthday – just make sure you have a big enough plate!


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