Black Forest Roulade

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 8
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 200g - Dark chocolate, chopped coarsely
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml)- Hot water
  • 1 tsp - Instant coffee powder
  • 4- Eggs, separated (room temp)
  • 1/2 cup (110 gms) - Caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp - Caster sugar extra
  • 3/4 - 1 cup - Thickened cream
  • Cherry filling
  • 425gm - Seedless black cherries can
  • 3 tsp - Corn flour.

How to Make Black Forest Roulade

  • Preheat oven to 180 C.
  • Grease 25 cm/30 cm Swiss roll pan and line the base with baking paper.
  • Combine chocolate, water and coffee in large heat proof bowl and sit the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  • Now stir until the chocolate melts and remove bowl from fire.
  • Beat egg yolks & sugar in small bowl with an electric mixer until thick & creamy; for 5 mins.
  • Now fold in the egg mixture into the warm chocolate mixture.
  • Beat the egg whites in a bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.
  • Now gently fold the egg whites into the chocolate mixture, in two batches.
  • Spread the mixture into the prepared pan.
  • Bake in preheated oven about 10 mins.
  • Now, place on a large sheet of baking paper on a board and sprinkle with extra sugar.
  • Then turn the cake onto the sugared baking paper.
  • Remove the lining paper and cover the cake loosely with a tea towel.
  • Cool cake to room temperature.
  • Now beat the cream in small bowl with an electric mixer until firm peaks form.
  • Spread the cake evenly with cooled cherry filling and spread the cream over the cherry mixture.
  • Roll the cake onto a serving plate.
  • Dust with cocoa powder.
  • Now cover the roll and refrigerate for 30 mins before serving.
  • You can also dress up the roulade with cherries or by piping some cream on top.
  • Cherry filling:
  • Drain cherries, reserving 1/4 cup (60ml) of syrup.
  • Chop cherries coarsely.
  • Blend the corn flour and reserved syrup in a saucepan.
  • Add cherries and stir over heat until the mixture boils and thickens.
  • Remove from heat and cool.