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Chocolate "Ho Ho" Cake Roll


  • 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate
  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups cool whip


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, prep your baking sheet with oil/flour spray and parchment paper.
  2. Microwave 3 oz of semi sweet chocolate and your butter. Once melted, add in your white sugar, stirring until it’s mixed well. 
  3. Then, in a stand mixer, add, your eggs one at a time mixing on high for approximately 3 minutes. 
  4. Next, add your chocolate mix into your eggs. Once mixed well, in a separate bowl, add your dry ingredients together.
  5. Then, slowly alternate combining your dry ingredients and your water into the chocolate batter.
  6. Pour your completed batter into a baking sheet (10×15 inch pan) and spread evenly to all four corners. Now, place into your oven and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 
  7. While the cake is still warm, sprinkle powder sugar onto your baked cake. Then flip it over onto a towel so the sugared side is on top of the towel. Now, roll the cake tightly in the towel. When you’re done, place it seam side down, and let it cool. 
  8. While you’re waiting on your cake to cool, microwave your remaining chocolate. Once completely melted, set it aside to cool. Next, mix together your softened cream cheese and whipped cream. 
  9. Unroll your cooled cake and spread the whipped cream and cream cheese onto your cake (try to not get too close to the edges, and don’t overstuff it). 
  10. Final step: re-roll your cake up so it looks like a log, and place it seam side down onto your flat surface. Now, slowly pour your melted chocolate over so it covers all sides. Refrigerate for an hour before serving it on your favorite platter. Note: if you’re really ambitious, while the chocolate is slightly firm, but not fully solid, take a fork and create bark like lines along the long sides of your cake.