Log Roll Cake

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When I came across this recipe, I knew it would be perfect for our July box!  Our woodland sugars are so cute with this!  I had never made a roll cake before, but this one uses a box mix and was super easy!  It is delicious!  I will definitely be making this one for the holidays as well.  I changed the filling and used a different frosting recipe I had seen as well.  This recipe had so many great reviews I have been wanting to try it.  You may never try another frosting again!  I added some caramel sauce to mine which turned our great!  I love that the cake is chocolate, you can use so many fillings with this!  A raspberry filling would also be great!

You will need: 

Cake-

6 eggs

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

clean kitchen towel

Chocolate Frosting-
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (6 oz)
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

 

Filling-
5 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup butter (use real butter, no margarine)
1 cup granulated sugar (not powdered sugar, I used super fine baking sugar)

caramel sauce if desired

woodland and toad sugars to decorate if desired

Directions-

Heat oven to 375°F (350°F for dark or nonstick pan). Line bottom only of 15x10x1-inch pan with waxed paper; spray with baking spray with flour.  In large bowl, beat eggs with electric mixer on high speed about 5 minutes, they will be thicker and yellow.

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Add cake mix, water and oil; beat on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 1 minute, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour 3 1/2 cups batter into pan.  Bake 14 to 16 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center. Run knife around edges of pan to loosen cake. Turn cake upside down onto clean kitchen towel sprinkled with 1 tablespoon powdered sugar; carefully remove wax paper.

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While hot, carefully roll up cake and towel.  Cool completely on cooling rack, for about 1 hour.

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*Have extra batter, make cupcakes!

While cake cools make frosting and filling!

For frosting, in a medium bowl, microwave whipping cream uncovered on high for about 1 1/2 minutes or until it just starts to boil. Stir in chocolate chips and corn syrup; let stand about 1 minute. Whisk until smooth, then add in vanilla. Refrigerate for 30-45 minutes,  stirring about every 15 minutes until spreading consistency.  It will thicken up quite a bit.

For filling, in a small saucepan, whisk flour into milk and heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens. It will thicken up a lot, you want it thick!  Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. It must be completely cool before you use it in the next step. Stir in vanilla.

While the mixture is cooling, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy on high. I used my stand mixer.

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Add the cooled milk mixture and beat on high till it has a whip cream consistency.  I added a little bit of caramel sauce and mixed till fully combined.

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Once cake has cooled, unroll cake carefully, and remove towel. Spread filling evenly over cake.

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Roll cake back up, be careful when rolling or transferring as mine started to crack a bit.   Place on platter and frost cake with chocolate frosting. 

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Create lines in frosting with a fork to make look like a log, and add woodland and toadstool sugars.

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  Store loosely covered in refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature at least 30 minutes before serving.

Enjoy!

Log roll recipe courtesy of bettycrocker.com

Filling recipe courtesy of tastykitchen.com, click here to view original recipe

 

 

 

 

 

S’Mores Push Pops

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I love push pops!  They are so fun and there are so many things you can do with them.  We all know S’Mores can be pretty messy so I thought why not try them in a push pop?  They were delicious!  My boys helped make them, and they didn’t last more than a day!

You will need:

-Push Pop Tubes – included in our July box

-graham crackers- about 1/2 a package

-chocolate pudding – we used Hershey’s

-Marshmallow Creme- we used the whole 7 oz. jar!

-3 tablespoons butter

-bite sized chocolate for garnishing

Optional:

– foam or some type of stand to set push pops in

-Piping bags and tip

Directions:

Make pudding according to package directions and set aside.  We did not refrigerate since that will be done later.

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  In a plastic bag, or food processor crush graham cracker.  Melt butter and mix with graham cracker till crumbly.

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Assemble push pops, and put in stand so you can start filling them.  Start out with a layer of graham cracker and butter mixture.

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Press down with a spoon so it will create a crust.  Fill two piping bags, one with pudding and the other with marshmallow creme.  Pipe a layer of marshmallow creme, then a layer of pudding.

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Repeat with graham crackers, marshmallow creme and pudding till filled.  Garnish with chocolate bar.  Let set in refrigerator for about an hour for pudding to set.  Enjoy!!!

Keala with a Recipe for a Sweet Life made push pops but used brownies and her marshmallow frosting– yum!  Make sure to visit her blog here for her recipes!

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The possibilities are endless!  You can even use mini cupcakes!  Save your push pops for more recipes.  They can also be filled with candy for a fun party favor, or fill with confetti for your next celebration!!!!  If you need more push pops, they can be purchased here!

~Happy Baking!