Dark Chocolate Peppermint Roll
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8-10
  • Dark Chocolate Cake:
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp white granulated sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 6 Tbsp canola oil
  • 9 Tbsp buttermilk (or milk with 2 tsp of lemon juice; let sit 10 minutes before using)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 8 Tbsp dark cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • Peppermint Buttercream:
  • 12 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 5 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Chips, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Chocolate Glaze:
  • ⅔ cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp warm water
  1. DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE: Pre-heat oven to 350˚F. Grease & flour a jelly roll pan. I like to grease & flour the edges & place a piece of parchment on the bottom. Prepare a kitchen towel to roll the cake in, by heavily dusting it with powdered sugar.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat eggs, sugar & salt until frothy & pale. Add the oil & buttermilk until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl sift the flour, cocoa, & baking powder, twice. Add to wet ingredients & mix until just incorporated. Pour batter into the prepared jelly roll pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until the cake springs back when touched; alternately check doneness with a toothpick, that when inserted in the center, comes out clean.
  4. Let the cake cool for 2 minutes. Then flip it out onto the powdered sugar dusted towel, remove the parchment (if you used some), & then roll it up in the towel while it's still hot. Allow to cool completely.
  5. PEPPERMINT BUTTERCREAM: Combine all ingredients & beat until you reach a smooth, spreadable consistency. Set aside until ready to use.
  6. CHOCOLATE GLAZE: Heat chocolate chips, heavy cream & vanilla in a bowl in the microwave until melted & smooth when stirred, about 30-45 seconds. Don't let it burn though! Add powdered sugar. Stir. Add warm water until desired pouring consistency (I like to keep mine semi-thick still.) Set aside until ready to use.
  7. Unroll the cooled cake. Spread Peppermint Buttercream on the inside of the cake, leaving a light coat where the end of the roll will be.
  8. Tightly roll cake into a spiral. The tighter you can get it, the better it will look. Place filled cake roll onto a wire cooling rack that has been placed inside of a baking sheet. Pour Chocolate Glaze over the top of the cake. I start on one end, & let it gather up & naturally drip over the edges as I slowly work my way towards the other end. Sprinkle extra peppermint chips on top while the glaze is still wet.
  9. Allow the chocolate to set before slicing & serving. You can store this at room temperature or in the fridge, whichever is your preference.
Recipe by Love Grows Wild at https://lovegrowswild.com/2013/12/dark-chocolate-peppermint-roll/