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Jubilee Chocolate Log

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Jubilee Chocolate Log
2010-01-15 Desserts
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A great make-ahead dessert--moist chocolate cake with a cream and cherry flavored filling.

  • Servings: 8-10

Ingredients:

Cake:
⅓ cup Cake Flour
⅓ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2 Tbsp Cornstarch
½ tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Baking Powder
⅓ tsp Salt
4 Large Eggs, separated
¼ tsp Cream of Tarter
1 cup Granulated Sugar, divided
Confectioners Sugar
Filling:
14.5 oz can Pitted Cherries
2 cups Whipped Topping
2 Tbsp Powdered Sugar
¼ cup Coffee Flavored Liqueur

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15 X 10 jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Grease and flour paper then tap off excess. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder and salt, then mix well. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg yolks and 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy.

In a separate bowl, using clean beaters, beat egg whites on high until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar and cream of tarter, beating until stiff, but not dry, peaks form. Fold 1/3 of beaten egg whites into egg yolk mixture. Alternate folding in egg whites and flour mixture. Pour batter in pan and smooth top. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle a clean towel with powered sugar. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan and turn upside down onto towel, sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove paper. Trim off stiff edges of cake, if necessary. While hot, carefully roll cake and towel from narrow end. Cool on wire rack at least 30 minutes. Combine cherries, powered sugar and liqueur is a small bowl. Let stand at least 5 minutes then drain liquid and spoon over cooled cake. Add whipped topping to cherries. Spread cherry mixture over center of cake and roll cake into a log. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more, even overnight. Garnish with whipped topping or chocolate syrup.

Helpful Tips:

My Jubilee Chocolate Log is a light and flavorful dessert. The soft chocolate cake and coffee liqueur blend in a subtle way to create the perfect end to any meal. The cake is luscious in appearance and easy to make. It's also a cook's joy because it can be made ahead.