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... she's a chocaholic and would rather just have DESSERT... wouldn't we all?
The No Bake Chocolate Roll is almost (but not quite) a tiramisu type dessert cake. Without the eggs. Recipe follows:

Ingredients

  • 1-2 packets chocolate flavoured biscuits

  • 400ml whipping cream

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 dessertspoon icing sugar

  • 2 tbls masala*

  • 1 cup strong black coffee

  • * omit the masala if serving to kids

Method

  • 1.

    Make the coffee and let it steep and cool

  • 2.

    Pour coffee into a shallow bowl

  • 3.

    Add masala

  • 4.

    Whip the cream until soft peaks form, then add vanilla and icing sugar

  • 5.

    Cut a large length of aluminium foil and lay it on the bench.

  • 6.

    Set up your ingredients:

  • 7.

    Chocolate biscuits, coffee, whipped cream

  • 8.

    Dip each biscuit into the coffee, smear with about 1 dessertspoon cream, then place onto alfoil (facing up)

  • 9.

    Continue until you have about 5 biscuits stacked on top of each other, then flip the stack onto it's side and continue dipping and smearing the biscuits to form a log or roll along the length of alfoil.

  • 10.

    Once all biscuits are dipped and set in place, tightly roll the aluminium foil up around the 'log' and chill in the fridge for at least 5 hours.

  • 11.

    Once thoroughly chilled, gently unwrap onto a rectangular serving dish.

  • 12.

    Liberally spread remaining cream over outside of the log then top with any of the following:-

  • 13.

    Chocolate shavings

  • 14.

    Chocolate sprinkles

  • 15.

    Chocolate freckles (great for a kids party)

  • 16.

    Sweets (eg smarties - also great for kids)

  • 17.

    Sliced kiwi fruit

  • 18.

    Sliced strawberries

  • 19.

    The decorations are as limitless as your imagination.

Notes

This is an old standby for busy mums! You really only need to chill it for a couple of hours and then it's ready to decorate. Great for unexpected guests. A good standby for a quickie birthday cake when you have no time to cook a real cake.

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Posted by LeafygalReport
Chocolate Ripple cake with a new name. You know if you cut it on the diagonal you get stripey slices!
Posted by Philippa WightmanReport
I know! It's a clever use of ingredients. Despite it being such a simple concoction, those 'not in the know' on first tasting it go "WOW!" thinking it took ages to cook & prepare... little do they know...and even after you know how simple it is to prepare, it still tastes great.