Back in the 80’s the chocolate Swiss roll cake was a big deal. When I was four, I remember poring over my mom’s food magazines and dreaming of a chocolate roll filled with sweetened whipped cream (I was also a bit obsessed with the Martha Stewart cookbooks, perhaps foreshadowing what was to come later in life!).
My mom brought in a chocolate Swiss roll cake for my preschool Christmas party and I proudly told all my friends that my mom made the decadent cake.
Last week I decided to go back in time a bit and make my childhood dream cake. It was a huge hit with my kids! I was so pleased when they “oohed” and “ahhed” over it and asked me to make it on Christmas day.
It’s very simple to make and you can flavor the whipped cream however you want – orange liquor, almond extract, peppermint or maybe a splash of amaretto. A dusting of powdered sugar or cocoa provides the perfect flourish.