Thursday, January 15, 2015



Ingredients for the cake
6 extra large eggs ...
1 cup of caster sugar
70 grams of sifted cocoa powder
1 tablespoon of sifted cocoa powder to sift on baking parchment paper
Ingredients for the filling
250 ml / 1 tub of fresh whipping cream
1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
2 tablespoon of icing sugar

Method for cake .
Have two bowls ready , separate your yolks from your whites , one bowl for egg yolks and one bowl for the egg whites .
Add the caster sugar to the egg yolks and beat with electric beater for 5 minutes . Put one side .
With clean whisk attachments you whisk the egg whites till light and fluffy and shiny - about 4-5 minutes .
Now fold in your cocoa powder with the egg yolk mixture .
Next you take a spoonful of the egg whites and fold this into your egg yolk and cocoa mix , repeat this with another spoonful .
Next fold all the egg white mix into the egg yolk mix - folding with a spatula or spoon , ensuring you don't mix the air out .
Take baking paper and place on a Swiss roll sheet pan , no need to grease .
Pour cake batter on baking paper and lightly spread the batter out evenly .
Bake in a preheated oven at 170 deg C -, for a fan oven 150 deg C .
For 20 minutes only . Remove from oven , allow to cool .
Now take another long piece of baking paper and dust with cocoa powder , turn the cake, cake side down on this baking paper with cocoa powder on it ,
now peel off the baking paper from the top of the cake .
You will feel now the cake is cold , springy and light .
To make the cream filling simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk till stiff peaks form .
Next take the vanilla cream and spread out evenly over the cake , lift the parchment paper and press gently the edge of the cake over ,
now roll the cake till it forms a Swiss roll relying on the baking paper to guide you and keep the roll together -
press gently at the end of rolling the cake to ensure it's a nice round shape .
You may serve immediately or keep covered for later the day .

The filling can be caramel cream , strawberries and cream or even Ganache with raspberries





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