- This cake would be called a rolada in Polish.
- The baking of this is simple – the hardest part is adding the filling and rolling it back together.
- You can make many versions of this with different fillings.
- Here I have used a sour cherry jam layer and a sweet curd or cream cheese layer on top.
Ingredients – Cake
- 2 eggs
- 75g caster sugar
- 50g Plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 25g cocoa powder
- extra sugar for rolling
Ingredients – Filling
- Sour Cherry Jam & a little water
- 150-200g yoghurt cheese or cream cheese
- 1-2 tablespoons of soured cream
- Icing sugar to taste
Method – Cake
- Pre-heat the oven to GM 7 – 220°C.
- Grease and line a 24 x 34cm baking sheet.
- Have ready 2 more sheets of baking paper.
- Lay one of these flat and sprinkle with caster sugar.
- Whisk the eggs and sugar until light, pale and fluffy.
- Mix the flour, baking powder and cocoa together till uniform.
- Fold in the flour mixture with a metal spoon.
- Spread the mixture over the prepared tin with a spatula –
- Getting to all the edges as nearly as possible.
- Bake for 7- 8 minutes.
- DO NOT OVERBAKE or it will crack later.
- Take out the cake and tip it onto the sugared paper.
- Peel off the paper which was under the cake.
- Using a metal spatula can be helpful.
- Put the third sheet of baking paper on top of the cake.
- Roll up the cake from the narrow end with the paper inside.
- Leave the cake to cool completely.
Method – Filling
- Use a small saucepan to thin down the jam by adding a little water, mixing and heating it gently.
- Leave to cool completely.
- Mix the cheese ingredients to taste.
- You want a soft spreadable mixture.
Assembling the cake
- Unroll the cake gently and flatten a little.
- Spread on the jam over the whole cake.
- Spread on the sweet cheese mixture over the jam.
- Roll up the cake again.
- Leave in a cool place for about an hour before serving.
- Serve as thick slices
- Can taste even better the next day as the jam seeps into the cake.
- Served on Royal Doulton – Flirtation from the late 1970s.
You can try this with a variety of options with different jams and flavours for the sweet cheese.