Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I haven't done a post regarding any type of food for quite a while. So, since I was having a craving for chocolate, but I am trying really hard to stay half-way away from large quantities of calories, I chose this recipe from Cooking Light.

FYI: I honestly would much rather have homemade Angel Food Cake and make my own whipped topping but for the sake of this recipe, I purchased the products that the recipe called for. It actually did taste just fine.


3 TB.unsweetened cocoa
1 pkg. angel food cake mix
Cooking spray
1/2 C. powdered sugar

2 (1 ounce) bars unsweetened baking chocolate
1 (8 ounce)block 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 C. powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) container frozen fat free whipped topping, thawed
1 ts. unsweetened cocoa

To prepare the cake, combine 3 tablespoons cocoa and cake mix in a large bowl. Prepare the cake mix with added cocoa according to package directions. Coat a 15 x 10 inch jelly roll pan with cooking spray; line bottom with wax paper. Pour batter into pan.

Ladies, if you haven't purchased one of these new beater blades for your Kitchenaid,,, oh you must! It is quite the treat when mixing. It is like a new best friend!!

Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool the cake in pan 5 minutes.

Loosen cake from sides of pan, and turn out onto a dish towel dusted with 1/2 cup powdered sugar; carefully peel off wax paper. Cool the cake 1 minute.

Starting at narrow end, roll up cake and towel together. Place, seam side down, on a wire rack, and cool completely (about 15 minutes).

To prepare the filling, place baking chocolate in a glass bowl; microwave at high 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring after 1 minute. Cool. Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Gradually add the melted chocolate and 1 cup powdered sugar, beating mixture well (mixture will be very thick). Gently stir 1/2 cup whipped topping into the filling, and gently fold in the remaining whipped topping.

Carefully unroll cake; remove towel. Spread filling over the cake, leaving a 1/2 inch border around outside edges. Re-roll cake, and place, seam side down, on a platter.

(this was my idea.. I rolled a plastic cutting sheet around this roll, put rubber bands around it, then chilled).
Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon cocoa. Cut the cake into 10 slices. Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired.

Yield: 10 servings

O.H. S.O. G.O.O.D!!!!! chocolate crave cured!!!


  1. Oh my how yummy this looks. You have left me with my mouth watering here.

  2. I came over to answer your question about the hand hammered copper piece. It doesn't have any markings. No maker, signature or date. It is a mystery. xo Joan

  3. Hey Lori!
    I put a Big THANK YOU on my blog, for the award! You are such a Sweetie!
    The cake looks amazing... I could eat the whole thing! { and feel good about it!}
    About the 113 year old cake... I had to keep my eye on it, for a while, so my son, Justin, didn't sample it...
    Barb C.

  4. oh my goodness....i've been on the chocolate kick too. is it the weather??? this cake looks awesome and i think i could make it....thank you!!! (wiping the drool off now)

  5. I am getting caught up on your blog too, Lori! The cake looks delicious and your vacation a blast!

    Stay Cozy, Carrie

  6. Oh I'll need to try this - it looks amazing! Thanks for thinking about all of us weight watchers!!

  7. Hey Lori!
    I still am teary eyed, after seeing Don.... Thanks for stopping by my blog! And did you see my BIG THANKS to creative little you! For the Award! You are an Angel...
    Barb C.

  8. I have looked all over today for your blog having no idea where I'd find it for this very recipe. Just found you at Main Street Memories. It's not often that I remember something seen in the sidebar, but this cake roll was remembered...just not easily enough. Your idea for using the plastic cutting sheet is great. If I make this, I'll try to remember that. Must be having a chocolate craving, but it sure looks delicious.

  9. Sounds wonderful and I need a dessert for Saturday. Thanks. I still haven't made your noodles and some other items but I know I can trust you when you post it! So your header makes me think you are ready for spring!

  10. Well it may have cured your chocolate craving but it just started mine! :) Wow that looks good! Good thing you don't live by me or I'd be over there now for a piece! Maybe 2 pieces :)

  11. Looks yummy! I don't eat storebought cakes anymore. Homemade is always best. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

  12. Looks great. I'll keep it in mind for the future.