Raspberry Roulade with Chocolate Ganache

Raspberry Roulade with Chocolate Ganache – What to try something new this Valentines Day? How about serving a vanilla bean roulade cake, filled with sweet raspberry cream and covered in thick chocolate ganache

Roulade - Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

It’s always fun to pull out a dessert that no one is expecting. Cookies or ice cream are easy standbys, but a Raspberry Roulade with Chocolate Ganache…

Now that is something special!

Roulade cakes are fairly common around the holidays, the heavy hitter being the yule log. But I always think of a roulade as more of a spring cake.

How to Make a Roulade - Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate


I know, I know. It’s not really spring yet.

But let’s face it, we’re all wishing for spring.

And Valentine’s Day seems like it’s walking-the-line between winter and spring. So I just went for it.

Making a Roulade - Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

Roulade cakes are made from a very pliable sponge cake batter. In fact the main liquid is egg, not oil or melted butter, so they really need the filling for moisture.

In today’s Raspberry Roulade with Chocolate Ganache, I started with a vanilla bean sponge cake, and made a thick raspberry filling to add flavor, moisture, and visual appeal.

Making Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

I made a dense raspberry paste over the stovetop, then beat it into a butter and sugar mixture for a thick cream that can stand up under pressure. Literally.

Then I rolled it into a roulade…

Easy Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

Like this.

Easy Roulade - Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

And doused the whole thing in rich decadent chocolate ganache.

Like this.

Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

The chocolate ganache counter-balances the light airy quality of the sponge cake and filling, for a marvelous treat anyone would be thrilled to taste.

Slice the Raspberry Roulade with Chocolate Ganache into whimsical pinwheels to serve your sweetheart or family.

Gorgeous Chocolate Ganache Covered Raspberry Cream Roulade Cake! #valentinesday #cake #spring #chocolate

Or if cupid did you wrong this year, pick the whole damn thing up with two hands like a giant raspberry filled hoho and get after it.

We won’t tell.

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27 comments on “Raspberry Roulade with Chocolate Ganache

  1. DessertForTwoposted February 12, 2014 at 7:59 am Reply

    bahahaha! If cupid did you wrong… I love that!

    This is a beautiful dessert. I really want to try it. I’d love to surprise my husband with a non-dessert for two. I think he gets a little tired of 4 bites. He wants a whole cake!

  2. Jenny Flakeposted February 12, 2014 at 7:59 am Reply

    What a perfect Valentine Dessert! That chocolate ganache is killing me!!! Mmm :)

  3. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted February 12, 2014 at 8:21 am Reply

    So pretty! I love the raspberry and chocolate combo!

  4. Megan {Country Cleaver}posted February 12, 2014 at 8:26 am Reply

    I’m just going to lay out under that cookie rack and catch all of that drippy ganache in my face. Don’t mind me.! This is divine Sommer, I’ve always wanted to try a roulade!

    • Sommerposted February 13, 2014 at 8:21 am Reply

      Bahahaha! I was tempted to do that myself!

  5. Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Livingposted February 12, 2014 at 8:30 am Reply

    What a cheery dessert! I haven’t made a rolled cake in years, but I remember how fun they were.

  6. Mariaposted February 12, 2014 at 8:52 am Reply

    Love this dessert!

  7. Heather Christoposted February 12, 2014 at 8:55 am Reply

    What an impressive and beautiful Dessert Sommer- my family would go bonkers if I served this up to them!

  8. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted February 12, 2014 at 9:24 am Reply

    Oh.my.word. Sommer, this looks amazing!! You’ve got mad baking skills girl!

  9. Sandy @ ReluctantEntertainerposted February 12, 2014 at 9:30 am Reply

    Heaven. I’d be in heaven, for sure. Great recipe, Sommer!

  10. Julie @ Table for Twoposted February 12, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    This is such a pretty dessert!! I love that pink filling!

  11. Angieposted February 12, 2014 at 10:08 am Reply

    What a cute Valentine’s day treat!

  12. Melanie @ Carmel Momentsposted February 12, 2014 at 10:15 am Reply

    How cute! I haven’t made a rolled cake in forever. This is perfect for V-day!

  13. Courtney @ Neighborfoodposted February 12, 2014 at 11:37 am Reply

    Chocolate ganache is my love language. I can’t resist anything that’s dripping with ganache. I think you nailed the winter/spring line here. Dark chocolate, raspberries, light sponge cake…it’s just perfect!

  14. Norma | Allspice and Nutmegposted February 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm Reply

    Oh my heart is actually fluttering when I look at the photo. Raspberry and chocolate is my favorite.

  15. Gabyposted February 12, 2014 at 4:44 pm Reply

    So pretty! Absolutely perfect!

  16. Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody)posted February 12, 2014 at 10:37 pm Reply

    Your roulade rolling skills are enviable, not a single crack. That ganache looks drinkable, yum!

  17. Tieghan Gerardposted February 12, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply

    It is perfect! Amazing job, Sommer! This look delicious!

  18. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted February 13, 2014 at 1:12 pm Reply

    I just might go the giant ho-ho route with this thing. SO YUM.

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  20. Christine @ Cooking with Cakesposted February 13, 2014 at 3:47 pm Reply

    a sweet roulade?! I love this!!!!! maybe sprinkle some chopped almonds on top? I’m a texture freak who always loves a little crunch :)

  21. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted February 13, 2014 at 3:52 pm Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, and so festive for V-Day! I love that pretty pink swirl. Makes me wanna have a tea party or something!

  22. Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventuresposted February 14, 2014 at 10:21 am Reply

    So beautiful and elegant! The raspberry filling is fabulous!

    Rating: 5
  23. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted February 14, 2014 at 9:47 am Reply

    This is so very pretty! And the flavors are killer. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!

  24. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted February 14, 2014 at 3:26 pm Reply

    Who could resist that raspberry filling and chocolate ganache?!

  25. Nutmeg Nannyposted February 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm Reply

    This is so pretty!! I would love to get a taste of this :) yum!

  26. Lana Mposted March 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I used blueberries instead of raspberries and it came out great! Also, used coconut butter instead of regular butter. It was delicious. Thank you!

    Rating: 5