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Story of Giant Pancake & Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

 

 

“I live in my own little world. But its OK, they know me here.”

~ Lauren Myracle ~

 

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

 

Wonderful Wednesday Morning, my sweet friends!

 

Isn’t it glorious to be alive?

 

Sun is shining ….. my hubby is finally home …. boys are excited …. everything is good in the world again.

 

Yesterday morning Little Peanut & I got up early & drove to the airport in Kelowna to pick up my handsome hubby.

 

Since it was 9am when hubby arrived breakfast was in order before the drive back home ….

 

We usually have few regular places we visit when in Kelowna, but this time we decided to go for Dutch Breakfast & stop at De Dutch Pannekoek House.

 

giant pancake

 

Over the years I heard many conflicting reviews so I never really had the need to see for myself, but Little Peanut wanted PANCAKES.

 

Long story short ….. the pancake arrived …. the whole 12 inches of it …. Little Peanut got so excited …. & yes, he ate it all ….. that’s my child.

 

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

 

By the time we came home hubby was exhausted & he spent most of the day dozing off on the sofa which gave me time to make him delicious home cooked meal & of course a dessert …..CHOCOLATE MINT CAKE ROLL .

 

I made this CHOCOLATE MINT CAKE ROLL few weeks ago for St.Patrick’s Day & since my hubby loves CHOCOLATE & MINT I knew this would be a real treat for him.

 

This CHOCOLATE MINT CAKE ROLL was inspired & adapted from Mint Chip Cake Roll from Dorothy at Crazy For Crust.

 

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

 

CHOCOLATE MINT CAKE ROLL

Yield: 12 Slices

 

Ingredients:

 

For the Cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp brewed coffee (or water)
  • 1 tsp Mint extract
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup AP flour

For the Filling:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Mint extract
  • 6 drops green food coloring
  • 4 oz white chocolate

 

STEP 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a jelly roll (10×15”) pan with foil or wax paper and spray with cooking spray.

STEP 2: In a bowl beat eggs at high speed for 3 minutes. Beat in sugar, coffee and mint extract.

STEP 3: In another bowl whisk together cocoa powder, flour, baking soda and salt. Stir into wet ingredients just until blended.

STEP 4: Spread evenly into prepared pan.

STEP 5: Bake for 9-11 minute.

STEP 6: While the cake is baking set a clean kitchen towel out on a large work surface. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar. As soon as the cake comes out of the oven turn it onto kitchen towel. Remove foil or wax paper.

STEP 7: Working from the short end roll the cake into the towel tightly. Let it cool completely.

 
Prepare Filling:

STEP 1: In a small microwavable bowl slowly melt white chocolate. Set it aside to cool.

STEP 2: In a large bowl beat whipping cream with electric mixer while slowly adding powdered sugar until you have almost perfect form. Beat in melted chocolate, mint extract and green coloring.

 
Assemble Cake:

STEP 1: Unroll the cake. Spread the filling leaving 1″ from each end. Leave some filling to frost the cake. Re-roll the cake.

STEP 2: Frost the cake with think layer of leftover filling. Cover with chocolate sprinkles. Allow it to cool for at least an hour in the fridge before serving.

 

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

Chocolate Mint Cake Roll

 

 

Don’t forget …. Keep Smiling …. Keep Cooking!

 

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34 Responses to “Story of Giant Pancake & Chocolate Mint Cake Roll”

  1. Keep it up, Bibi!!! My son’s birthday is in June. He asked me to find a good chocolate mint cake recipe. You did it for me. Thanks so much!!!
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  2. This looks so yummy and easy to make
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  3. OMG that looks amazing! I love anything chocolate and mint. Pinning this one for later :)
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  4. Jessica says:

    That mint cake roll looks sooooooo good! Also, the picture of your son look like he is thinking “seriously, I am expected to eat all that” and apparently he did.
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  5. Leelo R says:

    OMG I want that chocolate mint roll. I love chocolate mint and desserts with it!
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  6. Aunt Bee says:

    Oh gosh, I can not tell you what I would give for a slice of that right now!!! HAHA! Looks so great! <3

  7. Mharms says:

    Hello! Yes it is glorious to be alive!
    Looks like this cake is going to become one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing.
    I’ll do my best to make this for on my wedding anniversary.

  8. Michele says:

    I’ll have a slice or 4 of that Chocolate mint cake roll please. I love the combo of mint and chocolate! As for that pancake–YIKES–but I guess it is no more then eating a stack of them the way Diners serve them. Looks really good as well.

  9. My rolls never come out as pretty! Guess I’m gonna have to try your recipe!
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  10. Katie says:

    Wow! this looks amazing. I love mint & chocolate together–I am going to have try this!
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  11. I love this style of cake! I make a Yule Log similar to this at Christmas. Yum! Will have to try yours.
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  12. Rosey says:

    How funny that he ate it all! My 2nd oldest used to see how big he could make pancaked at home on the griddle w/o them breaking. :)

  13. Pamela says:

    THATS a HUGE pancake!!! I’m pinning the roll recipe–my daughter loves to bake and Hubby loves “roll” desserts.
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  14. Wow! I’ve never seen a pancake so big! I’m sure my husband would love it!

  15. Kungphoo says:

    we have a place around here that serves you 2 of those and really thick.. i got through 25% of it before i was ready to pass out..

  16. Felicia says:

    Wow, these cake rolls look amazinggggg!! I wish I was more of a baker!
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  17. Petro Neagu says:

    So many great things are happening at your house. I’m happy you’re all finally reunited, as a family should be.
    I love the rolls, they look pretty and delicious. I so envy your son, I want that pancake too, the bigger the better :)
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  18. Triplezmom says:

    What an enormous pancake – wow. The chocolate mint roll sounds delicious!
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  19. Elisebet F says:

    Is it hard to roll? I’ve never tried to make a cake roll before. I get intimidated with cakes, but I do love to bake.
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  20. Michelle F. says:

    That cake roll looks so good. I love the combination of chocolate and mint.
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  21. Mistee Dawn says:

    It looks so good. I will definitely have to try to make this.
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  22. Sandra says:

    That looks yummy!!! you make it seem easy and I know its not!
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  23. that looks yummy, love the touch of sprinkles on it and the pancake is ginormous!
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  24. I want chocolate mint cakerolls! I’m definitely going to try this out after Easter when I can eat gluten again. This looks absolutely yummylicious!
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  25. Amber Nelson says:

    That mint roll does look delicious. I have never made one of these.
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  26. Sheila says:

    by looking at that huge pancake makes me hungry for some ihop. and also that chocolate roll looks delectable. kids will definitely love the sprinkles on that roll. Thanks for sharing the recipe
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  27. This looks so good! I need to try your recipe!

  28. Kris says:

    So glad your hubby is home! I can only imagine how happy you all are! And how happy he was to enjoy this dessert :)
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