Chocolate Ganache Cake Roll recipe looks so pretty and tastes amazing. Everyone will be so impressed when you make this but it is so easy to make!

Chocolate Ganache Cake Roll recipe

This is one of those desserts that look really fancy and complicated but is super easy to make. There are a few steps to make Chocolate Ganache Cake Roll Recipe but they are all simple and anyone can make this amazing cake!

Cake roll recipes are so pretty and the layers look gorgeous when you cut them. This is perfect for the holidays, birthdays or any occasion when you need a special dessert.

I like to top each slice with more whipped topping and fresh fruit. It is SO good!

What ingredients do you need to make chocolate ganache cake roll?

For the Chocolate Cake:

  • cocoa powder
  • all purpose flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • unsalted butter
  • Vanilla
  • Powdered Sugar

For the Cream Filling:

  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping:

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk

How do you roll a cake roll?

Lay out a sheet of parchment paper slightly longer than the cake and sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar. Take off the foil or parchment paper and cut away the crusty edges of the cake.

Roll the cake up in the parchment paper sprinkled with powder sugar. Place in the refrigerator to cool.

Tip for slicing and serving:

To slice, run hot water over a knife and wipe dry before slicing straight through. Rinse in hot water and dry knife in between cutting each slice.

This allows for a cleaner slice.

Another idea is to sprinkle chocolate chips on each slice when serving. Chocolate fans will love this. Yum!

Why do Cake Rolls crack?

Usually it is because the cake is too dry or you didn’t immediately roll the cake as soon as you took it from oven. Make sure to not delay this step and the cooling process as well. Both are important.

Cake rolls are easy to make and really delicious. Plus, they look so pretty and fancy.

Once you get the hang of making cake rolls, they are really very simple to do. The trick is making sure to roll them right away in parchment paper as soon as it comes out of oven. Plus, letting it cool.

These steps are a must! Once you make it, you will see it isn’t hard at all.

You can also try making a chocolate cake roll using cake mix.

Save time and use a cake mix. All of the other steps are the same and you roll the cake just the same.

We also love vanilla swiss roll cake recipe.

If you love the little debbie swiss roll cakes, try making one at home with chocolate cake and delicious cream cheese filling. We love a chocolate cake roll and they make an amazing chocolate swiss roll.

Chocolate swiss cake is always a hit too!

This recipe is so versatile and you can easily adapt it for many different occasions. If you have chocolate fans, make a chocolate cake and they will go crazy over this variation.

We are always experimenting with new variations and chocolate is always a hit around here. You really could use any type of cake though- vanilla, lemon, strawberry and more.

Chocolate ganache cake roll recipe is versatile!

Just use what you have. You are going to love this cake.

Since we typically use what is on sale at the grocery store or that I already have in the pantry, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning!

Save that money for something else or to give you family wiggle room in the budget. You will love the money you will save.

Easy recipes like this keep my family happy and my grocery budget in good shape. This is how I keep our grocery budget reasonable and everyone gets to enjoy a great dessert!

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If you enjoyed this recipe, you might also like this Easy Pound Cake Recipe for another delicious treat.

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Chocolate Ganache Cake Roll with Strawberries

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Chocolate Ganache Cake Roll recipe looks so pretty and tastes amazing. Everyone will be so impressed when you make this but it is so easy to make!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 423
Author Eating on a Dime


For the Chocolate Cake: 

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (for rolling the cake)

For the Cream Filling:

  • 1 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar

For the Chocolate Ganache Topping: 

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Milk


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 15X10X1 baking sheet with parchment paper and spray the paper with a non-stick spray. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar.  Then add in the butter and vanilla. Whisk until just combined. 
  • Then stir (by hand) in the dry ingredients (flour mixture) into the wet ingredients (egg mixture).  Stir until just combined and be careful not to over mix.
  • Then using a spatula spread the batter into the baking sheet.  Bake for 11-13 minutes or until the center of the cake springs back when touch. 
  • Lay out a clean kitchen towel on the counter and sprinkle well with powdered sugar. Place cooked cake on top of prepared towel. Starting on the small end, roll up the cake inside the towel. You do this just to get the cake to cool in the final shape. Let cool completely on a wire rack, about 1 hour.
  • Make filling. Use an electric mixer (hand held or stand up), whip the heavy cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks began to form (about 3-5 minutes).  
  • Unroll cake. Spread the whipped cream all over the top side of the cake.
  • Roll the cake back up. Set aside while you prepare the chocolate ganache topping. 
  • In a microwave safe bowl, heat the chocolate chips and heavy whipping cream in 30 second intervals until the chocolate is completely melted.  Stir between each interval. 
  • Then stir in the powdered sugar and gradually stir in the milk until the ganache is a pouring consistency. 
  • Pour the chocolate ganache evenly over the top of the cake.  Refrigerate for 20-30 minutes to let the chocolate set. 
  • Then slice, serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Store the leftover cake in the refrigerate for up to 3 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 423kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 6g, Fat 27g, Saturated Fat 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 163mg, Sodium 256mg, Potassium 190mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 31g, Vitamin A 893IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 92mg, Iron 2mg

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