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Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake with Milky Way Frosting + #EidEats2018

Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake

Hello hello and welcome to Eid Eats 2018! Eid Eats is where blogging buddies and enthusiastic chefs share their Eid creations with us. It has to be neither fancy nor traditional, simply anything your heart desires! If you are a blogger participate by dropping your link a little below. If you are not then just use the hashtag #EidEats2018 on Instagram and we will check out your creations. Worried we will miss it? Tag any or all of us – Henna from @ChaiandChurros, Asiya from @ChocolateandChillies or me @FlourandSpiceBlog and we will see it and share it! Want more deets? Check this post out.

Now what did I bring to the party this year? A recipe for a Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake with Milky Way Frosting. This cake is pretty to look at with a moist chocolate sponge and an easy filling that is mind-blowingly good. The frosting has just 3 magical ingredients that combine to create what I can only describe as a frosting version of the Milky Way chocolate bar. The milk chocolate (Dairy Milk works best) combines with the Dulce de Leche to create a filling that is sweet and luscious and pairs beautifully with this dark chocolate roll. The cake itself has great flavour, the 2 tbsp of oil save it from the dry sponge of a typical roll cake, but it is still sturdy enough to roll with ease.  

Now with or without the patterning this is a delicious cake, but if you are up for a little fun then do try making a patterned roll cake! What exactly is that you may ask? Well, you see the design on the cake?

That’s cake batter!Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake

Yup, you pipe a design with coloured cake batter, smooth over your regular cake batter and beautiful things are born. I first came across this idea many years ago, but was far too intimidated to try it. Then Amisha from The Jam Lab shared her take, I tried it, and I was smitten. In fact in this recipe I use her recipe for the patterning to create mine.Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake

Speaking of patterns, will you laugh at me if I tell you I find drawing it out to be the hardest part? Well, I solved that on this round by tracing an adult colouring page – when I say I I really mean my poor husband did it for me. Here is what I have learnt after several tries at patterning.

  • Super fine designs don’t work, I pipe mine with a size 3 tip
  • The piping itself is therapeutic – don’t believe me?!? check out my Instagram highlights
  • In the final stages when flipping the cake you must dust the parchment with icing sugar to be safe!
  • Even simple designs like polka dots or hearts look beautiful, so do whatever floats your boat!

Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake

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5 from 5 votes
Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake
Patterned Chocolate Roll Cake with Milky Way Frosting
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: cake
For the pattern
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp softened butter
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • icing colours of choice
Chocolate Cake
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp oil
Milky Way Frosting
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 150 g milk chocolate (I prefer Dairy Milk)
  • 2 tbsp dulce de leche
  1. You will also need a 10 by 15 inch jelly roll pan, parchment paper, cooking spray and icing sugar.

For the pattern
  1. Whip the 2 egg whites for 3 minutes till they are nice and foamy, beat in the sugar then turn the mixer on low and add the flour and butter, mix till well combined

  2. Colour the batter according to the design - I divvied it into 4 

  3. Draw the design out onto a 10*15 piece of parchment paper 

  4. Trace over with an icing bag

  5. Freeze for 30 minutes

  6. Spray with cooking spray before adding the cake batter

Chocolate Cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

  2. Whisk the first four ingredients in a small bowl and set aside

  3. Beat the eggs and sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes

  4. Mix in the vanilla and oil

  5. Fold in the dry ingredients with a spatula till combined.

  6. Spread the cake batter over the frozen piped design after spraying it with cooking spray. 

  7. Bake for 9 minutes, check for doneness with a toothpick. Let is sit for 1-2 minutes

  8. Flip the cake on to a clean tea towel/parchment paper dusted with icing sugar

  9. Gently peel off the parchment to reveal your design 

  10. Now quickly dust a clean piece of parchment paper with icing sugar and flip the cake over so that the pattern is on the bottom

  11. Roll it up from the short end to create the roll shape and set aside to cool completely

Milky Way Frosting
  1. Break the chocolate into pieces and place in a medium sized bowl 

  2. Heat the cream till scalding and pour over the chocolate, stir until melted and smooth 

  3. Stir in the Dulce de Leche and refrigerate until cold

  4. Whip for 3-4 minutes on medium speed until the frosting is light in colour and pillowy.

  5. Gently unfurl the cake and spread all the frosting over the cake and roll it back up. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours then serve.

Recipe Notes

When I make this cake I like to do things in the following order

1.) Start the frosting by melting and combining the ingredients, refrigerate 

2.) Draw and Pipe the Pattern, Freeze

3.) Preheat oven

4.) Make the cake batter and bake

5.) Whip frosting

6.) Furl the cake into a roll by following the steps in the instructions

7.) Let the cake cool then fill and refrigerate.

6.) Fill + refrigerate 

Want to see what happened at previous Eid Eats? Here is Eid Eats 2016, Eid Eats 2015, and Eid Eats 2014.

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  • Reply

    Gosh Sarah! The pattern is just absolutely beautiful!!!!!! You did such an amazing job with the design and the pattern! I am inspired by you now to try a different pattern!!! Bravo girl 🙂 XO

    • Reply

      Thank you so much! You are forever inspiring and encouraging me!

  • Reply

    This cake is beautiful.

    • Reply

      Thank you so much!

  • Reply

    Thinking if I should just eat the leftover can of dulce de leche 😉

    • Reply

      do ittttt!

  • Reply
    Amir Jafri

    Is it food.. is it art? 🙂

    • Reply

      lol bit of both?!?

  • Reply

    This is almost too pretty to eat. But I’d eat it anyway. 😀 Delightful pattern and cake!

  • Reply

    This is so pretty. I definitely want to try this out.

    • Reply

      Thank you Kiran! It’s tons of fun to do!

  • Reply

    This is such a beautiful cake! Perfect for an Eid spread!

    • Reply

      Thanks friend!

  • Reply

    Very good article.
    Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

    • Reply


    Penny for your thoughts?