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Recipe for family meals :

Party Chocolate Jelly Roll Cake

This recipe comes from  which is one of the recipe groups at It was submitted by Bella whose address is

Bella said:

"A lovely dessert cake made with plums, which is tempting also to the chocolate lover. It reminds me of the classic Sacher Torte from Vienna, Austria, and it gets better if it's allowed to stand for one day before enjoying it with a cup of strong coffee! ".


Chocolate creme:
1 1/2 dl (2/3 cup) whipping cream
25 g (good 3/4 oz) butter or margarine
300 g (10 oz) dark chocolate

3 eggs
1 1/2 dl (2/3 cup) sugar
2 tbs potato starch or cornstarch
2 tbs flour
3 tbs cocoa powder
1 tsp instant coffee powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 dl (good 3/4 cup) firm plum marmalade/jam


Melt the chocolate over a waterbath - make sure the heat is not too high, or the chocolate will become "grainy", and the result won't be as glossy.

Simmer cream and fat for a few minutes. Beat the cream-butter mixture with the melted chocolate until well blended. The more you beat, the lighter in color the creme will get. Allow to cool in room temperature.

Heat the oven to 250ºC / 475ºF. Beat the eggs VERY fluffy. Add sugar and beat for a few more minutes. Sift in all dry ingredients and gently stir them into the egg foam.

Cover a roasting pan with baking paper (standard-sized roasting pan will probably do). Pour in the batter and bake for 5 - 8 minutes. Unmold on a towel and allow to cool slightly. Spread the marmalade/jam on top and roll the cake up from the long-side. Allow to cool completely, rolled up in the towel.

Spread the chocolate creme on the roll. You can make a nice pattern if you make wavy lines in the melted chocolate with a fork.

Serve room-tempered, not too cold, or the chocolate creme will crumble instead of being smooth and nice (i.e. do not store in the fridge, but in a cool place).


Makes 20 pieces