Saturday, April 27, 2024

Strawberry and Mascarpone Cream Cake Roll Recipe

Roll into strawberry season with this picture-perfect summer dessert made with fresh strawberries blended in a delicate mascarpone cream and wrapped in a soft, spongy cake

Strawberry season, here we come! 
Today I present you with a strawberry dessert that is gorgeous and refreshing and is sure to satisfy and impress your guests.  
This roll cake is quite perfect for your next summer dinner party, or why not?!? To celebrate your mom this coming Mother's Day.  
Strawberries and cream is one of my favorite summer flavor combination. For sure it's a match made in heaven especially when served up in a stunning, light, and airy beautiful cake rool shape. 

The first step to make this cake is to cut the strawberries into small pieces and place them in a medium mixing bowl with the lemon juice and powdered sugar. Let the juicy strawberries marinate in the lemon juice so they will make all the sweet and flavorful juice that will be used to soak the spongy cake. 
The second step is to make the sponge cake. For this part, you will need a 10x15-inch baking tray (or 1-inch deep baking sheet). Make sure to line the pan with parchment paper. 
This step only takes a few minutes to mix and less than 15 minutes in the oven.  Make sure to mix at high speed the eggs well until light and fluffy. I do recommend using a hand-electric mixer for an easier job, but you can also mix by hand. And as for any cake, remember to not overmix the batter once you add the flour. 
The batter is relatively thin so it will be easy to spread on the prepared baking pan. 
Important: to make sure the cake turns out flat and even, make sure that the pan lays perfectly flat in the oven.  Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden on top. 
When baked, invert the cake immediately onto another sheet of parchment paper. Gently remove the paper from the top (the one the cake was baked on) and roll the cake onto itself when still warm (and without the filling). Cooling the cake in its rolled-up shape will make sure that it won't break or crack when rolling later!
The third step is to make the mascarpone cream. In a large bowl, beat the whipping cream to soft peaks, add the powdered sugar and softened mascarpone cheese. 
Finally to make the cake, remove the juice from the strawberries. Unroll the cake and soak it with the juice. Mix the strawberries with the mascarpone filling and layer on top of the cake. Roll it back up and let rest in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Not bad ah?!? So worth the effort. Take a look!!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when making this Strawberry and Cream Swiss Roll Cake:

Use the correct size pan. This recipe is written for approximately a 10 x15-inches pan. A 13x9-inch pan would be the closest alternative, but in this case, you end up with a little thicker cake layer. 

Parchment paper: you will need two sheets of parchment paper. One to bake the cake and one to roll it up once baked.  Not all parchment paper is created equal, make sure to use good quality, thick paper. If too thin or low quality it might wrinkle when moist, and the wrinkles will show up on the roll.

Use the correct amount of flour:  As always I recommend weighing the flour if possible or measuring correctly (pour and level method) if using a cup. Too much flour will result in a denser cake. And lastly, don't overmix the batter once you add the flour to it. 

Storage: Since the cake contains cream, it's essential to store it in the refrigerator. Place the cake in an airtight container or cover it tightly with plastic wrap to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any odors from the fridge.

If you want to store the cake for an extended period, you can freeze it. However, keep in mind that freezing might slightly alter the cake's texture, especially the cream filling. To freeze, wrap the cake tightly in plastic wrap, followed by a layer of aluminum foil, to prevent freezer burn. Thaw the cake in the refrigerator when you're ready to enjoy it again.

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