I have had this recipe for several years and have longed for an excuse to make it. Birthday cakes are always around at Christmas time, so there hasn't been an opportunity - until this week-end!
CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT ICE CREAM ROLL
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
4 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 quart softened peppermint stick ice cream
Grease and flour a jelly roll pan. Stir the first four ingredients together in a small bowl. Set aside; beat egg yolks and vanilla on high speed five minutes. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, beating another five minutes.
Beat egg whites to soft peaks; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold egg yolk mixture into whites.
Sprinkle flour mixture over eggs, folding until combined.
Spread batter into pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Turn out onto a powdered sugar covered towel; roll up cake; cool on rack. Unroll; spread softened ice cream over; reroll. Wrap; freeze at least four hours before serving. Slice ice cream roll; place slices on dessert plates, garnishing with chocolate sauce and candy canes.
It was certainly tasty, and there is a little left for our first "wave" of Christmas "company" on Wednesday.:-)
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