Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Raspberry Roulade

 I love sponge cakes, they are so soft , fluffy and light. The French call this a Roulade, the English a Swiss Roll and we Americans, a Jelly Roll. This roulade has a raspberry cream filling and would be a perfect Valentines Day dessert.  To Read More, Click On Recipe Title .

You can use frozen raspberries or raspberry jam in this recipe. I used frozen raspberries. The sponge cake is so easy to make , the baking time is only 8 minutes. Although this filing is raspberry cream, let your imagination go wild and fill this with whatever you want to. I was wondering what Nutella and whipped cream would be like in this! YUM!!

Raspberry Roulade


Sponge Cake:

1/3 cup (33 grams) sifted cake flour
3 tablespoons (25 grams) cornstarch (corn flour)
4 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
1/2 cup (100 grams) plus 1 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated white sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Raspberry Whipped Cream:
1 cup (240 ml) heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated white sugar
1/2 cup (120 ml) lightly sweetened raspberry puree (recipe follows) or 1/3 (80 ml) raspberry jam

Raspberry Puree:
1 - 12 ounce bags (340 grams) of frozen raspberries (unsweetened)
1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (optional)
Fresh Raspberries

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C) and place oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with Pam, a 17 inch (43 cm) x 12 inch (30 cm) baking pan, line it with parchment paper, and then butter and flour the parchment paper (or spray with Baker's Joy). Set aside.

While eggs are still cold separate two of the eggs, placing the yolks in one large mixing bowl and the whites in another bowl. To the two yolks, add the additional yolk, and the two remaining eggs. Cover the two bowls with plastic wrap and allow the eggs to come to room temperature before using (about 30 minutes).

Meanwhile, in a small bowl whisk together the sifted cake flour and cornstarch. Set aside.
Once the eggs are at room temperature, place the egg yolks, along with 1/2 cup (100 grams) of granulated white sugar, in your electric mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on high speed for five minutes, or until thick, pale yellow, and fluffy. (When you slowly raise the beaters the batter will fall back into the bowl in slow ribbons.) At this point beat in the vanilla extract.
Sift half the flour mixture over the egg yolk mixture and fold in gently with a rubber spatula, just until the flour is incorporated. Sift the remaining flour mixture into the batter and fold in.

In a clean mixing bowl, with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the remaining one tablespoon (13 grams) granulated white sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold a little of the whites into the batter to lighten it, and then add the rest of the whites folding just until incorporated. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, evenly spreading the cake batter with an offset spatula or knife.

Bake for about 7 minutes or until golden brown. A toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean and the cake, when lightly pressed, will spring back.
Immediately upon removing the cake from the oven invert the sponge cake onto a clean dish towel that has been sprinkled with confectioners sugar. Carefully remove the parchment paper, sprinkle lightly with confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, and roll up the sponge, with the towel, while it is still hot and pliable. Place on a wire rack to cool.

Meanwhile for the Raspberry Puree (if using): Thaw the unsweetened frozen raspberries in a large fine meshed strainer suspended over a large bowl. (This may take a few hours.) Once the berries have completely thawed, force the juice from the berries by gently pressing the berries with the back of a large spoon. All that should remain in the strainer is the raspberry seeds. Throw away the raspberry seeds and, to the strained juice, stir in the lemon juice (if using) and 1/4 cup (50 grams) of white sugar (add more if needed). The puree can be stored in the refrigerator for a week or frozen for up to a year.

For Raspberry Whipped Cream:

In a large mixing bowl place the whipping cream, vanilla extract, and sugar and stir to combine. Cover and chill the bowl and beaters in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. When chilled, beat the mixture until soft peaks form. Then add the sweetened raspberry puree or raspberry jam, a little at a time, and beat just until stiff peaks form when the beater is raised. Taste and fold in more sugar or puree, if needed.

To Assemble:

Remove about 1/2 cup of the raspberry whipped cream to use as garnish. Then unroll the sponge, spread with the remaining whipped cream filling, and re roll. Transfer to your serving platter. Place the remaining whipped cream in a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip and pipe rosettes down the center of the sponge. Place fresh raspberries on the rosettes, if desired. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for a few hours or overnight. (You can serve this cake immediately but chilling it for a few hours, or even overnight, sets the filling and makes it easier to slice.) Just before serving, dust with confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar.
Serves 6 - 8 people.


Reeni♥ said...

What a beautiful cake, perfect for Valentines!! I love the raspberry filling,yummy nummy!

Meg said...

I am impressed. I have always been afraid of assembling roll cakes!

jillian said...

Beautiful cake! It looks light ad creamy!

MaryBeth said...

Ohhh, yum. This looks amazing. Great job.

Elra said...

Such a beautiful roulade, I like the pink color for the filling. Delicious.

Heather said...

i'm totally amazed. i cannot make a roll cake without breaking it! i've tried, multiple times - but i did not inherit my grandmom's soft touch when making these.

yours looks lovely. i really like the pink color in the filling - it is making me excited for spring!

Jo said...

Lovely roulade and the filling sounds heavenly. I sometimes have problems rolling mine and it'll end up with cracks running along the side.

Ingrid said...

Sorry about your colds! Hope you guys feel better soon!

My mom would go gaga over this! I can't wait 'til she comes for a visit so I can make it for her. Growing up she loved those prepackaged jelly rolls that were filled with raspberry (her fave berry)jelly. I KNOW yours is waaay better!

Btw, after work tomorrow I'm gonna pick up a gift card & drop it in the mail. Thx, for the info!

Anonymous said...

Hi Bunny,
thank you for the compliments; I can
say the same thing about your fabulous creations!!! Beautiful and

Lisa said...

What a pretty cake! And yes it seems perfect for Valentine's Day. It is fun to think of what else you might use for a filling. That Nutella idea sounds fantastic.

Marie said...

Your roulade looks fabulous!! I could just dig in with my fork! I am sorry to hear you have been poorly! I hope you are feeling a lot better soon as well as Carol. This is the cold, sniffly nose, flu season. Drink plenty of fluids and wrap up warm!

Cristine said...

I hope you both start feeling better soon!

Your roulade looks amazing and it would make a wonderful Valentine's treat!

Theresa said...

Oh so heavenly, Bunny! Love your pics.

The Blonde Duck said...

That looks so cool! You're so talented. I hope you're feeling better!

Maria said...

STUNNING!! I love this cake!

HoneyB said...

It is a beautiful cake!

Dawn said...

How stunning. What a wonderful creation. I don't think I could roll that as good as you did though.
I haven't had a cold, yet, but last year I was slammed with one. I'm glad you are feeling better, but go slow and feed your immune system with healthy things so you don't get a relaspe.

Karen said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better! I love cake rolls - they always looks so fancy but are not a lot of trouble to make. The pink cream is just perfect!

Grace said...

i WILL make a cake roll this year--i vow it here and now. this one is GORGEOUS and perfect for the raspberry-lover in me. nicely done, bunny.

mikky said...

yum... yum... :)

Gloria said...

Bunny this look georgeous! I love it, so yummy!!! Gloria

Natalie said...

I love Jam Rolls (Over here in Australia that's what we call them!) and that filling looks great! They are so simple to make and the flavour combinations are endless.

Erin said...

Ummm...may I cast a vote for Nutella and whipped cream...then may I be so brazen to ask if I'd just substitute the raspberries for the Nutella? Hmmm...(oh, that was the sound of my brain turning on...don't mind it...)

pigpigscorner said...

aww that's such a sweet cake! Love the colours!

Ivy said...

Stunning presentation. Your sponge cake looks perfect and the cream must taste heavenly.

Jamie said...

I love making roulades filled with flavored whipped cream. This one looks so delicious and light. I almost always make a chocolate roulade, so I loved seeing this non-chocolate version. Mmmm!

Recipe Girl said...

Funny thing is, i tried to make a similar dessert, but when I rolled up my cake in the dish towel, it stuck to the dish towel and could not come off. I had to toss out the cake and towel both. I am so excited to give it another go using your recipe. Thanks for posting!!!!!

Lucy said...

Looks great, loving the filling & presentation.... Yummy!!

Jacque said...

I haven't had a jelly roll in ages! But you're making me want one right now.

Yum!! Looks fantastic!

Lisa said...

So pretty. This cakes makes me think of valentines Day.

Psychgrad said...

Your jelly rolls always turn out so well!

I hope you and Carol feel better soon. It's that darn computer just gets around. :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Very pretty and yummy looking. Whenever I make a roulade, I can never roll it without it breaking. If I make it, you can bet the outside will be covered with whipped cream to cover the breaks. ;-)

Erin said...

I just want to let you know I linked to you in a blog post. (Here: I love your blog...thanks for sharing your talents.

Dani said...

nice to hear you are feeling better!

blog looks excellent :)

Anonymous said...

ooo, yeah! Try Nutella! That sounds good! Hope you're feeling better :)

Amanda said...

Bunny that is so beautiful! You always cook such tasty treats, good thing my waistline doesn't live by you LOL!

Lori said...

Wow that looks amazing. I would sure love a slice of that. I am glad you are starting to feel better. It stinks to be hit with a cold and you just dont feel like doing anything.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

I'm impressed--that cake looks fantastic! This coming from a two-time rolled cake failure here, lol, so call me jealous, too! ;-)

Bellini Valli said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Bunny and well enough to share this dessert that would be perfect for Valentine's Day.