Secret Recipe Club – Chocolate Cream-Filled Cake
It’s Secret Recipe Club reveal time again! I really lucked out this month. Cooking Mimi is the blog I was assigned and it is filled with the kind of recipes that my boys love: simple but delicious! I had such hard time choosing which of her recipes that I wanted to make and added quite a few to my bookmarks (like this Sweet and Spicy Chicken) but ultimately I went with her Chocolate Cream-Filled Cake.
She sold me on this one when she said it was like those tasty Little Debbie Swiss Cake Rolls. My husband and I have this weird thing where we hide boxes of Swiss Cake Rolls in each other’s closet and then laugh hysterically when the other person finds them. It never gets old. But anyway, he’s been gone for awhile now so there have been no Swiss Cake Rolls in the house.
And let me tell you, it does taste like a Swiss Cake Roll. But better! Because, in my world, a thick layer of buttercream is better than a thin glaze. The cake and the filling taste exactly like the rolls though!
The recipe is interesting because it doesn’t include any eggs so I was a little worried about the texture. I actually forgot that it didn’t contain eggs until I sat down to write this and since I consumed a massive amount of this cake, I think it’s safe to say that there is no noticeable difference in textures.
I halved the recipe and made it in an 8×8 square pan, then just sliced that in half to get the layers. I did end up making a little extra filling and frosting though which should come as no surprise.