Chocolate Cake Rolls

09 Nov
1-1/2pkg.  (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate (6 oz.), divided
6 Tbsp.  butter
1 cup  granulated sugar
4 eggs
1 cup  flour, divided
1/2 tsp.  baking soda
2/3 cup  water
4oz.  (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup  powdered sugar, divided
3 cups  thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided

Make It

HEAT oven to 350°F. SPRAY 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Line with waxed paper; spray with additional cooking spray. MICROWAVE 3 oz. chocolate and butter in medium microwaveable bowl on High 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add granulated sugar; mix well.  Beat eggs in large bowl with mixer on high speed 3 min. or until thickened.  Blend in chocolate mixture.   Add 1/4 cup flour and baking soda; beat just until blended. Add remaining flour alternately with water, beating well after each addition. Spread evenly into prepared pan. BAKE 15 min. or until top of cake springs back when touched; sprinkle with 1/4 cup powdered sugar. Immediately invert cake onto clean towel; remove pan. Carefully peel off paper. Starting at one short side, roll up cake and towel together; cool completely on wire rack. BEAT cream cheese and remaining powdered sugar in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. UNROLL cake carefully; remove towel.  Spread cream cheese mixture onto cake, completely covering top of cake. Roll up cake; place, seam-side down, on platter. MICROWAVE remaining chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 min.  Cool  2 min.; spread onto cake.  Refrigerate 1 hour. I love cake rolls–pumpkin with cream cheese, chocolate with ice cream, yellow with meringue, yule log  …… you get the picture.  One of the reasons I am a frequent flyer at Weight Watchers..   I love the look of them, the moist texture and how nice they are to make ahead of time.  But I hate making them.  Every time I try to do it they crack or stick to the towel and they never look like the pictures in the recipe books.  I was reading a foodie blog the other day (smitten Kitchen) and she had a recipe for a chocolate cake roll the her family called the “S – -T” cake as it was what her mom said every time she tried to roll it up.  Well that is my feelings also, until I ran across this nifty little invention at Sur La Table.
It is a nifty silicone pan just the size for  cake rolls.  No more powdered sugar and messy kitchen towel.  Bake it right in the pan and roll er up!!!!!  Worked like a charm.  Highly recommend it if you like cake rolls.
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