Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll {#EatMoreBites #shop}

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Are you looking for a new dessert to bring to your Easter gathering? Have I got one for you! Light whipped cream is studded with MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites and drizzled with milk chocolate caramel sauce, then rolled up in a chocolaty flourless sponge cake, covered with a chocolate ganache truffle frosting, and drizzled with more milk chocolate caramel. You are sure to impress with this MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll.

Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll

Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #EatMoreBites #cbias #shop #glutenfree #dessert

I’ve loved to cook and bake and make fun desserts for a long time. As a kid, I made that ubiquitous bunny cake for Easter many times. You know the one – you make two round cakes, one is the head, and the other you cut out ears and the piece that is left is a bowtie. I used those squeeze tubes of colored frosting and jelly beans to make the bunny face. I really felt like I graduated to the big time when I started frosting it with homemade whipped cream. Then at one point I added Dirt to the dessert table, layering pudding, whipped topping, and crushed sandwich cookies in a plastic flowerpot and sticking in some fake flowers. These were always hits, but as an adult and now as a food blogger, I like to get a little more creative. Last year I didn’t make anything since I had an 8 day old baby, but the year before my trifle was an epic fail. My poor guinea pig family.

This year I though I should test out my dessert before Easter. Guess what? Winner!

Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #EatMoreBites #cbias #shop #glutenfree #dessert

The Bug and I were spending the day together, so after a little outing, we stopped at Walmart for inspiration, which came in the form of the candy aisle staring right at us, and nearly empty shelf of MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites. Well if it’s almost empty, they must be good, right?! Right! So I grabbed couple bags, and we headed home.

Milky Way Caramel Bites in Wal Mart Collage

I have to say, I didn’t get right to work. I decided to consult my Facebook friends. I knew I wanted to make a cake roll, but wasn’t sure how I wanted to fill and frost it. So I took a poll…

And didn’t listen to anything that my friends a family said. Kidding! Truth be told, I put out a few choices, and then decided that I didn’t like any of them, and rethought the entire dessert. And I am so glad that I did, because seriously, people, this is about as close to heavenly perfection as it gets.

Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #EatMoreBites #cbias #shop #glutenfree #dessert

Don’t let the cake roll scare you. It’s really easy. Now there are several components to this dessert, but none of them is especially time consuming or difficult. Make the cake, while it bakes and cools make the ganache and caramel sauce, whip the cream and ganache, and put it all together. Easy peasy!

Simply Caramel Cake Roll Preparation Collage

And for someone like me with two kids on two schedules who only has small pockets of time to work, I don’t mind a recipe that has several different parts that individually don’t require much time. And when all of these components come together, and you sink your fork into this slice of cake roll goodness, you’ll know it was worth every second of time and ounce of effort. Bliss! Pure, utter, and absolute bliss!

Truth be told, I probably could have rolled this up a bit miter and more carefully, but whatever. Do you really care about visual perfection when it looks (and tastes) this amazing?

This MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll is decadent, but surprisingly light. The cake is moist and spongy, the ganache is deep and rich, but with only a thin coating, it doesn’t overpower the light, fluffy whipped cream that is studded with chunks of MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites to give just enough chewy texture to contrast the cloudlike consistency of the rest of the dessert. Add some milk chocolaty caramel made form even more of the MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel, and you have the most creamy, dreamy Easter dessert that will leave your friends and family swooning.

Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #EatMoreBites #cbias #shop #glutenfree #dessert

Now that I have you drooling, how about heading to the store to pick up some MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites to make yourself a cake roll or cupcakes or, you know, just pop some in your mouth straight from the bag. And to tempt you even more, here are some coupons to save $0.75 off (2) 2.83 oz. bags or $3 off (2) 6 oz. bags or larger.

MARS Bites Coupon

Thanks to #CollectiveBias for the opportunity to create and share with you this awesome dessert! Now it’s time for you to #EatMoreBites!

What are you making for Easter dessert?

Milky Way Simply Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll
 
Light whipped cream is studded with MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites and drizzled with milk chocolate caramel sauce, then rolled up in a chocolaty flourless sponge cake, covered with a chocolate ganache truffle frosting, and drizzled with more milk chocolate caramel.
Author:
Serves: 8
Ingredients
For the chocolate sponge cake:
  • 8 large eggs, separated
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp + 2 Tbsp + ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp brewed cold coffee (leftover is fine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the milk chocolate caramel sauce:
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • About ½ cup (about 17-18, or about half of a 7 oz. bag) MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites
For the chocolate ganache frosting:
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ⅔ c semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
For the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • About ½ cup (about 17-18, or about half of a 7 oz. bag) MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites
Instructions
For the chocolate sponge cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Coat a rimmed baking sheet (jelly roll pan) with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. Spray the parchment with more cooking spray and dust with 1 Tbsp cocoa powder.
  3. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg yolks and granulated sugar on high speed until thick and pale yellow.
  4. Add 2 Tbsp cocoa powder, salt, coffee and vanilla, and beat in.
  5. With clean beaters and a large clean bowl beat the egg whites to form stiff peaks.
  6. Gently fold about about a quarter of the egg whites into the egg yolk mixture.
  7. In three additions, fold in the remaining egg whites.
  8. Spread the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. It will slowly spring back when lightly touched.
  9. While the cake is baking, sprinkle ¼ cup cocoa powder over a clean kitchen towel.
  10. After removing the cake from the oven, cool for a few minutes,and run a knife around the edges of the cake.
  11. Invert the cake onto the prepared kitchen towel and remove the parchment paper that is now on top of the cake.
  12. Carefully roll the cake in the kitchen towel and allow to cool completely.
  13. While the cake is baking and cooling, prepare the milk chocolate caramel sauce (it will have to chill in the refrigerator), chocolate ganache frosting (it will have to cool to room temperature), and, just before you are ready to assemble the cake, the whipped cream.
For the milk chocolate caramel sauce:
  1. Combine the heavy cream and MILKY WAY® Simply Caramel Bites in a small saucepan over low heat, and gently melt the Bites, stirring until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and cool in the refrigerator until thickened slightly.
For the chocolate ganache frosting:
  1. Combine the heavy cream and chocolate chips in a small bowl and gently melt in the microwave or on the stove over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Stir until completely smooth, then stir in the vanilla.
  3. Let cool to room temperature. Just before you are ready to frost the cake, using a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip the ganache until it is a spreadable, but thick consistency.
For the whipped cream:
  1. Place the Bites int he freezer for a short time until slightly firm, then coarsely chop. Set aside.
  2. If you have the time, chill your bowl and whisk attachment or beaters in the refrigerator.
  3. In a large bowl using your stand mixer or hand mixer, whip the heavy cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  4. Fold in the Bites.
Assembling the cake:
  1. Carefully unroll the cake in the towel.
  2. Gently spread the whipped cream mixture over the top of the cake, spreading to about a half inch from the long side, and and inch or two from the short sides.
  3. Drizzle about ¼-1/3 cup of the milk chocolate caramel sauce over the whipped cream.
  4. Roll up the cake from short end to short end. Place seam side down.
  5. Take a small amount of the ganache frosting to gently coat the cake with a thin "crumb coat". This must be done carefully, as the cocoa powder on the cake will keep the frosting from sticking to the cake at first.
  6. Now use the remaining frosting and evenly frost the cake.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 1-2 hours before slicing. Slice off the unfrosted ends, if desired.
  8. Drizzle with milk chocolate caramel sauce, reserving additional for serving, if desired.
Notes
Adapted from Simply Gluten Free's Gluten Free Flourless Chocolate Toffee Roll.

Enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    You know, I have all of the stuff to make this. I’m feeling like I definitely need to make this soon. It looks soooo good! #client

  2. Sondra says

    I’m pretty sure I need this in my life right now.
    This is perfect! We just had to switch to gluten free for my daughter and I’ve been languishing over what to do for a birthday cake! This is just the ticket! Thank you so much!

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