Silky smooth, creamy and delicious is this homemade mocha rocky road ice cream that doesn’t need an ice cream machine as it requires no churning. You can serve the ice cream in cones as frozen drumsticks, sandwiches or just plain, scooped into a bowl. It’s so easy to make and so delicious that I will venture to say you might be hard pressed going back to commercial ice cream.
There is something heartfelt about giving a home baked treat to convey best wishes or thank you; take that a step further by actually baking your message onto a chocolate roll cake and your unique present will surely be appreciated.
In figuring out how to make a flag cake roll, I wanted a lemon sponge cake that was well aerated and soft in texture, pliable yet had the firm structure to hold up after rolling. This delicious lemon sponge cake can be baked plain and finished off with just a dusting of powdered sugar. Or, if you’re feeling crafty and would like to dress it up for a holiday such as Independence Day, Veterans Day, Memorial Day or even Thanksgiving, you can bake a flag pattern onto the cake. Or you can customize the pattern based on your country’s flag. Any baked-on design truly makes a roll cake something that’s not only a joy to eat but a delight to behold as well.
The salted caramel Swiss meringue buttercream frosting on the cake would have been delicious enough, but combined with the chocolate ganache poured over this moist and flavorful banana chocolate chip cake, it makes for a wonderful medley of caramel, chocolate and banana. It would make a great celebration cake for a birthday or just about any occasion.