February 12, 2017
Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays so I didn’t want to miss out on sharing a Valentine’s Day recipe with all of you! I have seen different patterned cake rolls all around Pinterest, one of my favorites is this one! I decided to make a conversation heart cake roll! I love how it turned out, it is not perfect but this is the first time I have made one, so I plan on making an even better one next time! I have also been loving making Youtube videos for all of my tutorials! Make sure to check out my channel and watch the video for this tutorial, it will be linked below.
This recipe requires three parts, the pattern batter that you will pipe the pattern on with, the cake batter, and the cream cheese whipped frosting.
Pattern paste batter:
Printed Conversation Heart Pattern
1 egg white
6 Tbs. sugar
1 cup flour
4 1/2 Tbs. softened butter
5 different colors of food coloring (I used these ones Kelly green, Cornflower blue, Lemon Yellow, Violet, and Red)
5 piping bags
Roll Cake Batter:
4 egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 melted butter
3/4 cup flour
11×17″ baking sheet
Red food coloring
Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. Cool whip
4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
How to for Pattern:
Print out conversation heart pattern and piece it together on the baking sheet. Place a piece of parchment paper over the pattern. Mix egg white, flour, sugar and butter together until combined. Divide batter into 5 different bowls. Make 5 different colors using the food coloring. Make sure to add a little bit at a time since we are going for a pastel look like the original conversation hearts. Put the colored batters into 5 different piping bags and cut a tiny hole in the tip. Start by piping the red words onto the pattern. Make sure to follow the pattern and pipe them backwards so that they will end up the right way in the end. Once all the words are piped, place baking sheet in the freezer for one hour so that the batter will harden.
After one hour take it out of the freezer and pipe colored hearts with the remaining batters. Place in freezer for one hour for the hearts to harden.
How to for the Cake Roll:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whip egg whites into stiff peaks. Once stiff, fold in flour, sugar and melted butter. Using the red food coloring dye the batter a light pink. Pour over hardened pattern and spread evenly to all edges. Bake for 7 minutes. This cake bakes very quickly, if it starts to brown around the edges, take it out. Once out of the oven, flip pan over onto another pan with parchment paper then peel the parchment off the top to reveal the pattern. Flip it over again, pattern side down and roll it up using the parchment paper. This is a really good part to watch the video, it gets a little bit confusing! Let the cake cool in this rolled up position for about 20 minutes. While it is cooling make the whipped cream cheese frosting.
How to for the whipped cream cheese frosting:
Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla together. Beat with a hand mixer until combined. Fold in 8 oz Cool Whip then add some colorful sprinkles as a final touch.
Once the rolled up cake roll has cooled, unroll it and spread on the cream cheese frosting. Once fully covered, carefully roll it back up. Cut off the ends to clean it up! All done! Make sure to watch the video if this part gets too confusing!
Once fully covered, carefully roll it back up. Cut off the ends to clean it up! All done! Make sure to watch the video if this part gets too confusing!
And that’s it for this tutorial the possibilities for patterned cake rolls are endless! Hope everyone has a Happy Valentine’s Day!