CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

Light and festive Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe. Bake and cool the cake, add the cream, berries, and roll. Beautiful for holiday entertaining! WATCH THE VIDEO!

CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

Friends, I found this post from 7 years ago and made a video to show you how easy it is to make a rolled angel cake!

This is the perfect dessert for the holidays, a Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake! You may also want to try this White Chocolate Peppermint Bark Ice Cream Cake or Chocolate Peppermint Flourless Cake for holiday entertaining!

CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake

How to make a rolled angel cake

Line the bottom of a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

Spoon the batter into the pan and bake. There will be cracks in the cake!

How to make CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

Place a clean towel on a work surfac, and with a sifter, lightly sprinkle powdered sugar onto the towel.

Loosen the edges of the cake with a spatula; immediately invert cake onto sugared towel.

Remove pan and waxed paper.

Starting with long side, roll up the cake in the towel, and cool the cake!

How to make Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

How to assemple the angel food cake

To assemble cake, carefully unroll the cooled cake, and remove the towel.

How to make Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake

Spread whipped cream evenly over cake, leaving 1/2-in border.

Sprinkle raspberries over whipped cream. Roll cake, jelly-roll fashion (cake may crack).

Place 2 spatulas under roll, and transfer seam side down, to long platter. Store loosely covered in refrigerator at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.

When it’s time to serve, sprinkle the rolled cake with sifted powdered sugar and garnish with raspberries. 

BEST Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

 Years ago my sisters and I would rotate houses for our “sister Christmas dinner.” It was special because ever since our Mother passed away, we told each other we’d still give small gifts to each other. 

CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe - tinker bell

We still celebrate our “big” birthdays and Christmas with something litte, a reminder of our love for one another. (Above, growing up in Central Point, Oregon with our first dog, Tinker Bell.)

CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe - sisters

Our Mom loved to give gifts, and she always picked out just the right thing for us, too. My last gift from my mom was a simple, but large, white serving platter. I still use it a lot, and think of my mom. (Above in Medford, Oregon.)

So our giving, in a sense, is a reminder of our Mom, too.

I’m thankful for my sisters, and today I’m sharing one my sis Di’s specialty desserts that she makes for Christmas, a classic Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe.

Tasty CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

This recipe is a good one because it serves at least 12!

You’ll see how light and simple the recipe is, and elegant, too. Raspberries on the inside and just a few for color on the serving platter. Beautiful!

ENJOY!

 

Easy Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe

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Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake

Light and festive cake perfect for a holiday dinner party.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 16oz pkg angel food cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 Tbls cocoa
  • 2 Tbls powdered sugar for dusting
  • 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 2 Tbls powdered sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh raspberries

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Line bottom of pan with waxed paper.
    Prepare cake batter as directed on package using water (add cocoa). Spoon batter into lined pan.
    Bake at 350 for 17-22 minutes or until golden brown and cracks in cake appear dry.
    Meanwhile, place clean towel on work surface. With sifter, lightly sprinkle powdered sugar onto towel.
    Loosen edges of warm cake with spatula; immediately invert cake onto sugared towel. Remove pan and waxed paper.
    Starting with long side, roll up cake in towel, cool on wire rack for 45 minutes or until completely cool.
    Meanwhile in large bowl, beat cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
    To assemble cake, carefully unroll cooled cake, remove towel. Spread whipped cream evenly over cake, leaving 1/2-in border.
    Sprinkle raspberries over whipped cream. Roll cake, jelly-roll fashion (cake may crack).
    Place 2 spatulas under roll, and transfer seam side down, to long platter. Store loosely covered in refrigerator at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
    To serve, sprinkle roll with sifted powdered sugar and garnish with raspberries.

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Notes

Originally posted on RE December 2011

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16 comments on “CLASSIC Chocolate Rolled Angel Cake Recipe”

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  2. I love it very much. How I’m supposed to make it for a party with my friends. I’m taking it to my list so I can have option to choose.

  3. I made this cake for New Year’s Eve and it turned out quite well. I have never rolled a cake before, and I didn’t have any problems at all. :)

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  5. My daughter (10yo)and I made the chocolate rolled angel cake for our Christmas Eve dessert, and it was perfect! Fun to make, pretty for serving, and not a crumb left for breakfast ;)

  6. I use a chocolate sponge cake recipe from my ever faithful orange Betty Crocker cookbook (circa 1979) for chocolate cake roll. It is the most often-requested dessert for our Christmas birthday boy. I’ll be we’ve had it at least 12 of his 24 years and it’s on the menu again!

  7. What a beautiful tradition! Thanks for the recipe. I printed one of your recipes for a gift for my kiddos’ teachers. They were all so excited to get it and make it. Thank you for your blog. I am always so inspired. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Love,
    Christy
    (my friend and I were so busy this fall we didn’t have a chance to start Balcony Girls again. The girls are asking and anxious. January will be a perfect time to start fresh!)

  8. Mmmm… that dessert looks delicious and is exactly what I wanted to make for getting together with friends Friday night. Thanks for posting!

  9. We take a break after dinner also before digging into dessert. Usually we clear off the table, load up the dish washer, maybe play a game or two together and then have dessert and presents. This works best for us.

  10. Looks delicious! The relationship you have with your sisters is exactly what I hope to cultivate among my four kids. You give me hope! :)

  11. What a beautiful post, Sandy, and what a beautiful group of women! I can’t imagine life without my sisters. That cake looks amazing, by the way!

    Here’s wishing you a blessed Christmas!

  12. Looks like the most wonderful kind of get together. The cake does look nice and light! A very Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  13. What a beautiful family gathering! So nice that you keep up a tradition your mother loved. I like to wait and serve dessert at a later time as well. Gives the meal a chance to settle, and then we can enjoy dessert in a bit more casual setting as well.

  14. Just love it.My mom died a year ago and we are a number of 6 sisters(4 brothers) and we are very determined to keep up Moms traditional Christmas All of being together.I know over the years some will not make it .But we will always have Christmas dinner (with presents too) and as many as we can just being together. What a special time it is! Merry Christmas!

  15. After a big meal, in fact after an everyday meal, we have dessert with our tea or coffee about an hour (if not more) after the dinner. This gives the hostess a chance to clear some things (with help from sisters) from the dining room and relax a bit before serving dessert. It’s usually in the living room and dessert is laid out on the coffee table or sofa table – help yourselves, relax and enjoy.

  16. Pinning the recipe- love the noel on the music stand- =) and what a wonderful tradition.
    Merry Christmas

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