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Mint Chocolate Swiss Roll

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 16 servings (2 swiss rolls)
Calories: 602kcal
This mint chocolate Swiss roll is filled with a creme de menthe filling and finished with a rich chocolate glaze for a delicious baked dessert that the whole family will love!
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Equipment

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Cake Roll

  • 6 large eggs 300 grams
  • 15.25 ounces Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Devil's Food Cake mix 432 grams (1 box)
  • ½ cup water 114 grams
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil 50 grams
  • 2-4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 11-21 grams

For the Crème de Menthe Filling

  • 8 ounces Mascarpone cheese or cream cheese 227 grams, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream 454 grams
  • 4 tablespoons Créme de Menthe liqueur 57 grams
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar 113 grams

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • cups heavy whipping cream 341 grams
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips 340 grams

For Topping

  • 4-6 tablespoons Crème de Menthe liqueur 57-85 grams, optional
  • Crème de Menthe baking chips optional, for garnish

Instructions

For the Chocolate Cake Roll

  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line the bottoms of two 15x10x1-inch jelly roll pans with parchment paper. Spray the pans and parchment with nonstick spray with flour. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on high speed until thick and lemon-colored, about 6 minutes. Add the cake mix, water, and oil. Beat on low speed until incorporated, about 30 seconds, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Set speed to medium and beat an additional 1 minute. Spread half the batter (about 2¼ cups) evenly into each pan.
    6 large eggs, 15.25 ounces Betty Crocker Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Devil's Food Cake mix, ½ cup water, ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • Bake until cake springs back when lightly touched in the middle, about 10-12 minutes.
  • While the cake bakes, sprinkle two clean kitchen towels with cocoa.
    2-4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Remove the cakes from the oven and loosen cakes around the edges of the pans with a knife. Handling one cake at a time, carefully, and quickly, turn the cake upside-down onto the cocoa-covered towel. Remove the parchment paper and immediately roll up the cake and the towel together from one of the narrow ends. Place the cake, seam side down, on a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes. Immediately repeat the process with the other cake.

For the Crème de Menthe Filling

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whisk together the mascarpone and cream until light and smooth.
    8 ounces Mascarpone cheese or cream cheese, 2 cups heavy cream
  • Add Crème de Menthe and salt. Whisk 1 minute.
    4 tablespoons Créme de Menthe liqueur, ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Add powdered sugar and whisk until filling is smooth and creamy.
    1 cup powdered sugar
  • Cover and refrigerate the filling until the cake is cooled and ready to fill.

For the Chocolate Glaze

  • Make the chocolate glaze while the filled cakes set in the fridge.
  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, heat the cream, at 50% power, just until small bubbles pop at the edge of the bowl; stir.
    1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • Add the chocolate chips and stir briefly. Let the chocolate and cream sit, stirring periodically, until the chocolate melts. Let the glaze sit 5-10 minutes or until slightly thickened and still pourable.
    2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

To Fill and Glaze the Swiss Roll Cakes

  • Cut 2 pieces of waxed paper or aluminum foil just a tad smaller than each rolled cake. Place the cut pieces on a wire rack. Set the cut pieces far enough apart so the cakes, when glazed, don’t touch.
  • Slowly and carefully unroll cakes. Be careful not to press the tighest, narrow end flat.
  • Brush each cake lightly with 2-3 tablespoons Crème de Menthe.
    4-6 tablespoons Crème de Menthe liqueur
  • Spread each cake to (½–inch of the edges) evenly with 1 cup of the Crème de Menthe Filling.
  • Reroll the filled cakes and wrap in plastic wrap. Being sure the seam is centered on the bottom, place the cakes, seam side down, on a cookie sheet and refrigerate 30-60 minutes.
  • When the cakes are set, remove from the fridge and set each cake, seam-side-down over one cut piece of the prepared waxed paper or foil. Set the wire rack with the cakes on the cookie sheet.
  • Stir the chocolate glaze and, if it is too firm, warm it in the microwave at 20% power just until the chocolate is pourable. Pour half the glaze over each cake to cover evenly. Garnish with Crème de Menthe baking chips, if desired.
    Crème de Menthe baking chips
  • Refrigerate the cakes 30-60 minutes or until chocolate is completely set.
  • Keep in the fridge, loosely covered, until ready to slice and serve.

Notes

  • Makes TWO 15x10x1-inch cake rolls.
  • I used a stand mixer to mix the cake batter. You can also use a hand mixer or do it by hand, but it will take a little longer.
  • The cake should be fully cooled before adding the Creme de Menthe filling, or it will slide out when you roll it.
  • Chill the Swiss roll before glazing it with the chocolate.
Storage: Store mint chocolate swiss roll in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 602kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 347mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 1077IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3mg