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Rolling in Flavor: Crafting a Delicious Fruit Roll Cake

Hey there, fellow dessert enthusiasts! Today, we're diving headfirst into the world of delightful desserts with a twist - the Fruit Roll Cake. This sweet creation combines the freshness of fruits with the elegance of a roll cake, resulting in a treat that's not only delicious but visually stunning.

I stumbled upon this fantastic recipe on Cotta, and I couldn't wait to share it with you. So, grab your apron, and let's roll into the world of this fruity delight.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

- 3 large eggs

- 1/2 cup granulated sugar

- 1/2 cup cake flour

- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

For the Filling:

- 1 cup whipping cream

- 1/4 cup powdered sugar

- Assorted fresh fruits (strawberries, kiwis, and blueberries work great)

- A pinch of love (optional, but highly recommended)

Instructions:

1. Preheat and Prepare:

- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 10x15-inch (25x38 cm) baking sheet with parchment paper. Ensure that the parchment paper overhangs on all sides for easy rolling later.

2. Whisk the Eggs and Sugar:

- In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and granulated sugar together. Beat until the mixture is pale and fluffy. This should take about 5 minutes.

3. Sift and Fold:

- Sift the cake flour into the egg mixture in batches, gently folding it in with each addition.

- Add the melted butter and fold until everything is well combined.

4. Bake the Cake:

- Pour the cake batter onto the prepared baking sheet. Use a spatula to spread it evenly.

- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cake is set and slightly golden.

5. Roll It Up:

- As soon as you take the cake out of the oven, gently roll it up along with the parchment paper. This will create the initial shape and prevent cracking when you fill it later.

- Let it cool in this rolled-up position for about 20-30 minutes.

6. Prepare the Fruits:

- While the cake is cooling, wash and slice your fresh fruits. Get creative with your choices!

7. Whip the Cream:

- In another mixing bowl, whip the whipping cream and powdered sugar together until it forms stiff peaks.

8. Unroll and Fill:

- Carefully unroll the cooled cake.

- Spread a generous layer of whipped cream evenly over the cake, leaving about half an inch at the edges.

9. Add the Fruits and Roll:

- Place your sliced fruits on top of the whipped cream layer.

- Now, it's time to roll the cake back up. Use the parchment paper to help you roll it tightly.

10. Chill and Slice:

- Place your Fruit Roll Cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to set.

- When it's ready, remove it from the fridge, slice, and serve.

Tips:

- Be gentle when rolling and unrolling the cake to avoid cracks.

- Experiment with different fruits and flavor combinations. The possibilities are endless!

This Fruit Roll Cake is a fantastic way to showcase the beauty and taste of fresh fruits while indulging in the comfort of a moist, tender cake. It's a dessert that'll brighten any table and leave everyone asking for more. So, go ahead and roll in the flavor!

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