This red velvet cake roll with cream cheese filling is sweet, soft and just perfect for Valentine’s day.
Very easy to make, I made it in less than 1 hour.
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How was your weekend?
Mine was nice, I got to try some great food at the game party I went to.
And a side note – the weather is horrible here. Snow, snow, snow…
But I’m back with a dessert recipe today and a very exciting Valentine’s Day Giveaway!
Cake rolls take a lot less time to make than baking a cake and always look impressive.
Take it to a party or serve to your guests or a loved one.
With pretty much everyone is in Valentine’s Day Mood, (including ME, too!) I decided to experiment and bake a red velvet cake roll. The result was this fluffy red velvet roll with creamy and tasty cream cheese filling. I should have made this one for Christmas, right?
To be honest, I had the most trouble when choosing a recipe for the actual cake layer, because cream cheese frosting – I have a favorite recipe I always use.
I tested two different recipes one with 3 eggs and another with just one, and decided to go with the second one. The cake was fluffier for some reason and paired well with the frosting.
I also happened to have about 1/3 of the cream cheese frosting left, because when filling the roll, I felt that it was too much. Well, I guess it wasn’t doing to be too much and you can go ahead and use the whole amount of frosting. Will do it next time.
When baking a cake roll, it is very important not to over bake the cake layer, because the roll will end up with a lot of cracks and will be chewy. On the other hand – I almost always have cracks in my cake rolls, but they either get hidden when I add the filling or I just sprinkle powdered sugar or cocoa on top. The truth is – my rolls are not perfect and I’m ok with it. As long as they are delicious, it is all good!
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- ¾ cups flour
- 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp liquid red food coloring
- 8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
- 4 oz unsalted butter at room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 F (177 C). Spray a 10x15 inch jelly roll pan with cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper and lightly flour it. Set a side.
- Generously sprinkle a thin kitchen cotton towel with powdered sugar.
- In a bowl sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set a side.
- In a cup, whisk together buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment cream butter for 2 minutes, until fluffy. Add sugar and beat for 2 more minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl. Add egg and beat on low speed until incorporated.
- With the mixer on low, start adding dry ingredients alternating with the buttermilk in three additions.
- Add the red food coloring and mix until incorporated.
- Transfer batter to the prepared pan and bake for 18-23 minutes, until cake springs back when touched. (I baked it for 19 minutes)
- Immediately loosen cake and turn onto prepared towel. Peel off parchment paper. Starting with the narrow end, roll up cake and towel together. Let it cool completely.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment beat together cream cheese and butter, until well combined for about 4-5 minutes. Add powdered sugar and beat until incorporated. Add vanilla and mix until evenly distributed.
- Once cake roll has completely cooled, carefully unroll. You might have some of to stuck to the towel and tiny cracks, but this is ok.
- Spread cream cheese over the surface of the roll.
- Roll cake up again and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, before serving.
- Dust the top with powdered sugar. Slice and enjoy!
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