Friday, September 20, 2013
Butterscotch Cream Roll-up
I know you'll be thinking... woah! Hazel! It's National Cupcake Week and you're posting another cake? Well yes, I am but it's the 20th folks and that means it's time for a Cake Reveal... The reveal of this cake.
A Butterscotch Cream Roll-up.
The Cake Slicers September choice has to be, hands down, my favourite cake I have baked from our book Vintage Cakes, so far.
OH. MY. WORD.
There are not enough words in the English language to describe to you how wonderful this cake is. It is light and fluffy. Moist and sweet, creamy and indulgent and oh so unbelievably good that all you will want is a second, nay, a third slice.
The cake itself is incredibly light. It is very soft and airy and just melts in your mouth. How I imagine clouds to taste.
It has this whisky butterscotch sauce that is to die for. It is that good. It's cooled in the fridge and then mixed in with the whipped cream filling to give the cake this incredible... omnomnom... taste! It's sweet but whisky-ey if you can follow my drift. But not overpoweringly drowned in alcohol. It's perfect.
The original recipe called for toasted almonds to be sprinkled into the inside of the cake but no one in the Cupcakery household likes nuts, except me, so if I put them in the cake, I would have had to have eaten all by myself... wait a second... dang!? Opportunity lost!
I had butterscotch sauce left over so I drizzled it over the top and then as usual, I was obliged to run my finger inside the bowl and lick, until it was gone.
The cake pan I used was a fraction smaller in dimensions than the pan the baker herself used in the book and this led to it being a little awkward in the rolling up. It's not done like a traditional swiss roll, but rather by cutting out four strips and layering them around each other. My layers were just that little bit shorter, resulting in my cake being a little bit smaller.
I figured also, seeing as it was wrapped on it's side, it would make cutting the cake a little hard so I firmed it up in the fridge before serving and it cut through just fine. I served the cake to friends on games night and within minutes it was eaten and teeny second slices were had! It was an amazing hit. Everyone loved it!
A firm favourite and one I will definitely be making again... even if it's just the cream! Perfect! The linky below allows you to view the other Cake Slicers versions of the cake... be sure to pop by and have a look around!
Have a great weekend.