Monday, April 20, 2015

Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Roll or Hoho Cake Recipe

When it comes to baking, my 9 year old pastry chef wannabe is  fearless.  She is braver than me when it comes to that part in the kitchen.  I am not fond of baking,  maybe because I grew up  without an oven at our home so I have never done any baking when I was younger.  I am so glad that my daughter   is very interested in it.  My favorite dessert that she  makes  is the Chocolate Cake Roll or Hoho Cake.  
  • 1-1/2 pkg.  Semi-Sweet Chocolate (6 oz.), divided
  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4  eggs
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
  • 3 cups thawed cool whip, divided

  • HEAT oven to 350°F.
  • SPRAY 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Line with waxed paper and then spray with additional cooking spray.
  • MICROWAVE 3 oz. chocolate and butter in medium microwaveable bowl on High 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add granulated sugar and mix well. Beat the eggs in large bowl with mixer on high speed 3 minutes or until thickened. Blend in chocolate mixture. Add 1/4 cup flour and baking soda; beat just until blended. Add remaining flour alternately with water, beating well after each addition. Spread evenly into prepared pan.

  • BAKE 15 minutes or until top of cake springs back when touched.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Immediately invert cake onto clean towel and remove the pan. Carefully peel off paper. Starting at one short side, roll up cake and towel together; cool completely on wire rack.
  • Mix cream cheese and remaining powdered sugar in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP.
  • UNROLL cake carefully; remove towel. Spread cream cheese mixture onto cake, completely covering top of cake. Roll up the cake and  place it seam-side down on a platter.
The second  time she  made it, she added a ganache or chocolate icing on it.  Here's how to make the ganache:
  • Microwave the  remaining chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP (remember you have divided them from the start?) in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended.   
  • Cool for 2 minutes and  spread onto cake. Then you have to refrigerate the cake for 1 hour.
Do you see the little man's   excitement?  Anticipating for that yummy piece that he will get when the cake is ready lol.
This recipe is from but we  substituted the flour with the gluten-free flour that we got from Glutino.  The ganache is a great addition to hide the cracks from the cake when you roll it up but I like the one she made without the ganache.  The icing made it so rich.  

24 delicious comments:

Fiona said...

Oh yum, how delicious does that cake look. I love the fact that it's gluten free too!

Liz Mays said...

Wow that looks just like the store bought ones. This would have been a hug hit in my house.

Jessica Cassidy said...

Oh! that looks so sweet and delicious. Can I have a slice pretty please? This would be perfect for my hot cup of coffee in the morning.

Sara-Jayne Jones said...

Gluten free! My friend would adore this cake - and it looks amazing. I could enjoy a piece right now with my cup of tea!

Jennifer Juro said...

This looks amazing!! I just forwarded this to my girl friend her whole family is gluten free!

Adrienne P said...

That looks so good! I love the fact that it's gluten free and that your kids helped you to make it!

Chubskulit Rose said...

@Adrienne, she actually made it herself. I am not allowed to help, I can take pictures but not help during the process. The clean up part, that's where I come in lol.

Travis Williams said...

Wow! looks really yummy and sweet and I'm so glad that is gluten free!, I'd love to try this with my kids, they're really love to bake like this.

Felice said...

OMG I am in heaven. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe ♥ I've been looking for a hoho cake recipe for the longest time. Can't wait to try this lol! Hope I don't mess it up :)

Franc said...

This looks really delicious. I think the cheese mixtures give this a unique taste to make it more special.

nova hedges said...

soon enough she is going to be a pro baker and she did a great job, that cake looks good and delicious plus she also use a healthy kind of product that turns out to be even better.

Michelle Hwee said...

This looks so gooodd! :) I love chocolate roll cakes, not to mention its also gluten free with is pretty awesome! :)

papaleng said...

sounds appetizing. I think its about time that I buy my wife an oven. Hanggang pan-de-coco lang alam naming kainin eh.

Lauren Richardson said...

oh my yum! This recipe looks easy, fast, and fun to make! I really want to try it out!

Rebecca Swenor said...

This Hoho cake looks so delicious and I will have to make this for sure. The kids would love to help me make this and the best part would be eating it when done. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Codina said...

I love Glutino products! They're one of my fave gluten-free products, along with Udi's. This cake looks delish!

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

It looks like we are going to have to put our apraxic child on a gluten free diet. He loves chocolate cake. Thanks to you, he can still enjoy it!

Juliana said...

You daughter's penchant for baking at such a young age is commendable. Way to go, Rylie!

Erica Brooks said...

That cake looks delicious! My daughter would enjoying making and eating it! LOL

Carin Kilby Clark said...

Oh this looks so yummy! I'm definitely going to have to try this recipe. Thanks!

Stephanie Alo said...

I need this right now. I am pregnant and any type of cake is right up my ally.

Marie Moody said...

WOO HOO I'll bring the cold milk and glasses if you'll cut me a slice! That looks scrumptious! mmmmm

Maria Teresa Figuerres said...

Yummy cake! I know nothing about baking. You must be proud of your daughter for showing interest in it and for producing delicious baked goodies.

Mommy Levy said...

Enroll your daughter to a culinary school I think she has a good future in cooking/baking. The cake looks yummy!

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