Sift both the cake flour and cocoa together, but if you use a tea strainer for the cocoa, then there will be no lumps of cocoa when mixing with the eggs.
Make the egg white meringue. If you add in a pinch of salt at this point, then you can make a proper meringue. Mix with a hand mixer at a high speed for 3 minutes.
After mixing with the hand mixer at a high speed for 3 minutes, add in half the sugar and stir, then add in the remaining sugar once it blends in, and mix with a hand mixer until it turns into a meringue at a high speed for about 8 minutes.
Add the egg yolks to the properly mixed meringue, and mix at a high speed for 2 minutes. Turn down to a low speed for the last minute, and mix.
The mixture will thicken like shown in the photo after mixing in the egg yolks with the hand mixer. Start preheating the oven to 180°C at this point.
Take the mixed cocoa and flour and sift again into Step 5.
Use a rubber spatula to fold it into itself. It should take about 2~2 1/2 minutes to mix. The time it took to sift the cocoa powder will come in handy here.
After mixing the batter it shouldn't be too thick, but still hold. If you don't take care not to over mix it, then the bubbles in the meringue will pop.
Pour the batter from Step 7 evenly into a mold lined with paper, then lightly drop it on a counter to remove the air bubbles inside.
Bake at 180°C for 13~14 minutes. After baking, cover with another pan, or cover with plastic wrap after the residual heat has subsided, and let cool.
Cover the cooled cake with the chocolate cream. Pile it up into a little mound only at the front, and thinly spread it out elsewhere.
Roll it tightly only in the beginning, and then lightly roll the cream and sponge cake together. Do not do it too strongly.
Wrap the rolled cake in plastic wrap, let sit in the fridge for more than an hour, and it is done. You did it!
This is the sequel to recipe ID: 595990. The recipe for the chocolate from is in ID: 595990. Please take a look at it as well .
When making the meringue, putting it into a bowl like this and and tipping it while using the hand mixer will help push in lots of air, and reduce the amount of time it takes.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made this fluffy chocolate roll cake as easy to understand as possible, and added points that make it easy for me to roll it up. The time in the steps is how long it took me to make each one. I don't know if it will be a good reference or not!
- If you take shortcuts on the meringue, it will swell up. - Prevent the cake from drying out after baking. - Roll tightly at first, and then lightly towards the end, then place into the fridge to settle; doing this will prevent it from unrolling .