Bailey’s Chocolate Roll

One more St. Patty’s Day treat for you!  Chocolate Roll with a Bailey’s whipped filling!

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I’ve been on a roll (sorry, I couldn’t resist) with my liqueur laden desserts!  We just polished off the last crumbs of our Kahlua chocolate cookies and here I am wooing you with this Bailey’s filled chocolate roll!  I make no apologies.  This cake is GOOD!

I am actually not big on potent potables.  My beverage of choice is water.   Not nearly as exciting as, say, sipping on cognac!  On the weekends, I like to indulge in an overpriced micro brewed beer or a cheap, sweet grocery store Sangria, but that’s about it.  I’m not glamorous.

Bailey's Chocolate Roll

I’ve never been one for mixed drinks either.  I’m secretly a bit envious of those women who can confidently order a mixed drink with a twist of this or a splash of that or ask for a certain brand of Vodka.  It just seems so sophisticated.   And the honest truth is, I can’t handle mixed drinks anyway.  Those  hard alcohol headaches are brutal.    My kids are too loud for that kind of headache.

Bailey's Chocolate Roll

While I may not be a sophisticated drinker, I AM a spirited baker.  So there!  I like to have a stash of the hard stuff because sometimes extracts aren’t enough.  Know what I mean?  Bourbon makes really good bars and brownies!  And Guinness makes the moistest cupcakes ever (see below!) and Kahlua kicks your cookies up a notch like nothing else!    And Bailey’s Irish Cream makes a plain vanilla whipped cream and turns it into fluffy gold.  The cream filling is not too sweet, which makes this the perfect vehicle for the maple-sweet Irish Cream.   The chocolate roll itself is a very light, genoise style cake.  It’s made mostly with egg whites which keeps it from being too dense.  The combination melts in your mouth!  If you aren’t into using alcohol, you could certainly use Irish cream coffee creamer instead!

I consider this chocolate roll my boozy baking finale.  It was just to0 wonderful to top.  I’m going to take a pause from baking with liqueur.  I read that the shelf life for Bailey’s Irish Cream is two years.  I have plenty of time to dream up ways to top this chocolate roll!

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Bailey’s Chocolate Roll
 
Ingredients
Cake
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
Filling
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream
Glaze
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350. Spray a 15 x 10 x1 in jelly roll pan with non-stick spray. Line pan with parchment paper. Spray paper with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Beat egg whites in a large bowl at high speed until soft peaks begin to form. Set aside.
  3. Combine the egg yolks, sugar, butter and vanilla, beating on medium speed until creamy. Add remaining ingredients and continue beating on low speed until well blended. Gently fold in egg whites just until mixed in.
  4. Pour cake batter onto greased pan and bake for 10-15 minutes or until cake gently springs back when touched. Let cool for 10. Be sure to loosen cake from sides of pan.
  5. While cake is still a bit warm, carefully invert cake onto a dishtowel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Very carefully remove parchment paper. Spray another piece of parchment paper and lay on cake, greased side facing cake. Starting from the short side, roll cake up (with the towel) very slowly. Let set, seam side down until completely cooled.
  6. Meanwhile make filling.
  7. In a chilled bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and Bailey’s liqueur.
  8. When cake has cooled, carefully unroll cake and remove parchment paper. Spread filling over cake. Carefully roll cake again, using the towel to lift and roll. Cake should lay seam side down again.
  9. Prepare glaze by adding all the ingredients in a bowl. Microwave in 1 minute intervals until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Pour glaze over cake roll.
  10. Serves 10

I”ll be sharing this recipe at these parties as well as with Jam Hands, Back For Seconds, and

Recipe adapted from Land O Lakes

63 Responses

  1. Well, I’m newly obsessed with cake rolls and I love baileys so much I want to marry it. So this, this is perfect!

    • I do love Bailey’s too. I should try drinking it more! Yes, these are my new favorite cake!

    • I’m not familiar with a Yodel? But I hope its good!

      • It’s a “Drake’s” product, distributed throughout the New England area…kind of like a HoHo (the Hostess version). I was raised on these and obviosly know WAY TOO much about them.

        • Oh, I guess I was picturing a Ho Ho-those were my favorites as a kid.

  2. It looks wonderful !!
    I love these kind of roll, but I’ve never used Irish cream yet. I do have it at home though and it’s about time I use it :)

    • Dig it out Winnie! I have always loved these cake rolls too!

  3. I’ve never made a chocolate roll before and now it is all I can think about. :) It looks amazing and you will never have me saying STOP to more St. Patty’s Day recipes! I love Baileys, too!

    • Thanks Sally! I can honestly say I’m tired of St. Patty’s Day desserts either!

  4. I’ll take the mixed drinks, you can have the water :) This seriously looks soooo good! I have little bottles of Baileys in my fridge so thinkin this roll needs to happen reallll soon!! Thanks for sharing :)

    • Well now you know what to do with those little bottles-drink one, bake with the other! Thanks Desi!

  5. Mona Møller

    I was translating this, and recipe say´s .. Combine the egg yolks, sugar, butter and vanilla, BUT where is the sugar to combine??
    Well I will work my way through the recipe anyway. Thanks for sharing :-)
    Mona Denmark

  6. Now this is a cake roll whose time has definitely come! The title sounds wonderful but you need to see it sliced to get the the full impact. This one, Tanya, is a keeper!

    • Thank you John! I was pleased with the swirly insides!

  7. Mona Møller

    1 cup sugar is ok

  8. Never mind the alcohol, I want the chocolate cake roll recipe. Made one sometime ago and it was not good, ended in the trash. I will pin this and give it a try. Looks very tasty. BTW I have a recipe on my blog for Kahlua brownies. You may want to try them. Thanks for the pin andi thewednesdaybaker

    • I’ve tried several rolls that met that fate! This one was a keeper!

  9. happyfoodholly

    YUM Tanya! I love making cake rolls, and anything with Baileys (or really any liquor, for that matter) is a winner in my book!

    • I do love baking with Bailey’s! Thanks Holly!

  10. I’ve been craving a chocolate roll for weeks now and haven’t gotten myself in gear enough to get there. I’m inspired!

  11. Oh my, this is incredible! I have always thought rolls to be too hard to make, but would totally try this one. it looks too good to pass up!

    • This is a good recipe! I’ve had my share of roll disasters! Thanks Rachel!

  12. Now that is my kind of roll…chocolate and Bailey’s sound amazing. You have me wanting to make a fun roll cake now!!!

    • I bet you’d create something amazing! Thanks Jocelyn!

    • Thank you Aimee! I wish I hadn’t eaten it up, I could use some more!

    • Let me know how it turns out for you!

  13. Wendy - SJerzGirl

    OK, I’m going to look like a dodo, I think, but just WHERE is the recipe? I’ve been up and down this page and the txt page and I haven’t seen any recipe. Inquiring (and Bailey’s loving) minds would LOVE to know!!

    • Wendy - SJerzGirl

      Thank you, Tanya. Not sure how something so easy to see never found my eyes!

  14. Saw your link up at Lil’ Luna. I shared an ice cream cake roll recipe on my blog recently. Your Bailey’s Chocolate Roll looks scrumptious too! Pinning for trying out in the future!

    • Thank you Hollie. I have had a chocolate roll with peppermint ice cream, which I adore, but never tried myself! Will have to give that a whirl!

  15. Like a boozy swiss roll, lol! ;)
    You need to stop by my blog on Tuesday & enter these in my Spiked! Irish Cream Recipe Challenge!

  16. visiting from nifty thrifty things. Oh I am so with you on boozy baking. I am going to have to make this. Your presentation makes me want to eat some NOW!!!

    • Thanks Karen! Somethings really are better with booze!

  17. I, SO know what you mean about having the “hard stuff” stashed JUST because the extracts are not enough! I like to use Brandy in some vanilla/blondies kind of cookies. (I love to munch on the cookie dough and have made the “happy” mistake by forgetting my extra Brandy in them…and was wondering why I was feeling “funny”! Yes, I was getting drunk off cookie dough!)
    But any how…this Baileys Chocolate Roll looks so moist and decadent! Commence drooling! (=

    • That is a funny story Gloria-drunk of cookies! Love it!

    • Thank you Heather! Sorry this is late, I just found this in my spam folder!

  18. This sounds divine!

  19. This looks really good! I’ve never made a chocolate roll before, but now I might have to try!

  20. This roll caught my eye over at the weekend pot luck as I was browsing.. I love chocolate rolls and baileys so this is my kind of dessert! Delicious!

    • This was my kind of dessert too! Thanks Serena!

  21. Lady Jane

    I make the chocolate roll…….and boy is it GOOD!

  22. […] Bourbon makes really good bars and brownies!  And Guinness makes the moistest cupcakes ever (see below!) and Kahlua kicks your cookies up a notch like nothing else!    And Bailey’s Irish Cream makes a plain vanilla whipped cream and turns it into fluffy gold.  The cream filling is not too sweet, which makes this the perfect vehicle for the maple-sweet Irish Cream. Find the recipe here: http://www.lemonsforlulu.com/2013/03/11/baileys-chocolate-roll/#syeYITcSQoOuQP2X.99 […]

  23. Nothing adding some booze to make something over the top! I’m all for your treats laden with booze lately like this one!

  24. Hmmm….I must say I enjoy my mixed drinks and especially my wine! You just keep baking with your booze and sharing the recipes with us. I have no doubt this is delicious, Tanya!

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  1. […] Bourbon makes really good bars and brownies!  And Guinness makes the moistest cupcakes ever (see below!) and Kahlua kicks your cookies up a notch like nothing else!    And Bailey’s Irish Cream makes a plain vanilla whipped cream and turns it into fluffy gold.  The cream filling is not too sweet, which makes this the perfect vehicle for the maple-sweet Irish Cream. Find the recipe here: http://www.lemonsforlulu.com/2013/03/11/baileys-chocolate-roll/#syeYITcSQoOuQP2X.99 […]

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