I love cherries, and whenever it’s available in the market I tend to add it to just about any dessert or cake I make. This chocolate cake roll is perfect for cherry and chocolate lovers – it’s easy to make and absolutely delicious.
Chocolate Cake Roll with Cherries
Servings 30 cm long cake roll
For chocolate cake roll:
- 3 large eggs
- 100 grams (1/2 cup) sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- 70 grams (1/2 cup) all-purpose flour
- 30 grams (3 tbsp.) cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking powder
For whipped chocolate ganache:
- 250 ml. (1 cup) heavy cream
- 200 grams dark chocolate coarsely chopped
- 100 ml. (a little less than 1/2 cup) heavy cream
- 100-150 grams pitted fresh cherries
- Whole cherries
- Whipped ganache
Prepare the roll: preheat oven to 175c degrees and line oven pan with lightly greased baking paper.
In a mixer bowl with whipping-attachment put eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt and beat on very high speed for 4-5 minutes until the mixture is fluffy and light.
Sift in flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and fold until mixture is smooth.
Transfer the mixture to pan and spread to a thin layer.
Bake for 6-8 minutes or until springy to the touch set.
Cool completely before filling.
Whipped chocolate ganache: in a small pot put 250 ml. of cream and heat to a simmer.
Pour the cream over the chopped chocolate, wait a minute, and whisk until uniform and shiny chocolate ganache is formed.
Cool the ganache in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours, until it is completely cold.
Transfer the cool ganache into a mixer bowl, add 100 ml. of cold cream and whip until creamy and stable. Be careful of overbeating, which may break the ganache.
Fill the roll with a generous layer of ganache (about 3/4 of its amount) and spread it evenly in a thin layer.
Spread the cherries and roll tightly.
Transfer the remaining ganache into a piping bag fitted with large serrated piping tip and drizzle mounds of cream on top of the roll. Add whole cherries and serve.
- Keep the cake roll in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
- You can use strawberries or raspberries instead of cherries.