ffwD: Blueberry Marscapone Roulade

Happy Friday the 13th! I mention the date for its spooky undertones and the fact that my friend (Codename: Candelabra) thought the photograph of my blueberry marscapone roulade looked like a “scary clown cake”. I know; she’s weird.

Anyway, I’ve been wanting to make a jellyroll cake since I moved into my new place. Normally, I stick with the plastic wrapped, cream-filled jellyroll cakes you can purchase at Vietnamese bakeries. My sister (Codename: Gamer Psychologist) calls these cakes “petting cakes” because you can pet the cakes in their plastic wrap till the cake’s smooth surface starts to get wrinkly. Then, it’s time to open the cake and eat it. I know; she’s weird.

As for my first attempt at a jellyroll, I was a bit nervous about whether my cake would actually roll in one piece, but I had no problems. Actually, I think I had too much filling because it kept coming out from the sides as I rolled up the cake. The next time I make this recipe (and I definitely will), I’ll make sure to drain the blueberries and rest them on some paper towels before mixing them into the cream. I noticed that when I incorporated the drained blueberries into the cream, it clumped just a tiny bit, resulting in a not-so-smooth look for the filling.

To see how other bloggers liked the blueberry marscapone roulade, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

72 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Roger Stowell
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 07:53:43

    I never knew that a cake like that was called a jellyroll. How the famous jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton was name after a cake, Then again, in England, we call such a cake a Swiss Roll, which makes a lot less sense:)

  2. Roger Stowell
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 07:55:02

    I meant to say “How come the famous jazz musician “Jelly Roll Morton” was named after a jam and cream filled cake?”

  3. TrafficDiva
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 07:56:06

    Happy Friday 13th!! And I agree with Candelabra…I can see the scary face in the cake too..LOL!! But I don’t care how “scary” it is, I’m simply “dying” for a piece..Haha! Have a great weekend, Yummy!!!

  4. Maria
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:11:08

    Wow! It looks so good!!!! Your friend make some weird associations! Maybe she should meet with your sister and talk about them🙂 I also had a lot of feeling left over which unfortunately couldn’t eat! Well done!!

  5. alwaysaddmorebutter
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:13:15

    I had a hard time getting a cute pic of this one – yours looks great though. What’s up with the FFWD site? No LYL for last week either?

  6. Cher
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:15:06

    Totally missed that today was the 13th!
    This was my first time making a roll style cake too – it was so much easier than I thought.
    I think your spooky cake looks perfectly scrumptious.

  7. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:17:31

    It might be spooky but it looks delectable! Roulades are easy, sometimes it´s just practice. I think you did a great job. Have a good weekend!

  8. 21stcenturyhousewife
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 08:57:42

    Your roulade looks gorgeous – blueberries and mascarpone are delicious together.

  9. Ameena
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:00:23

    So impressive! I’ve never had a jelly roll before so this is really quite enlightening. I need to remedy this!!🙂

    Have a great weekend my friend.

  10. forgottenbeast
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:13:16

    Scary clown cake??? Oh no no no, this just looks amazing! I love jelly. Jelly IN a cake? I want a slice! Like right now!

  11. Christy Majors
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:15:54

    It looks gorgeous – I love the bright, vivid color from the blueberries. Sorry I haven’t been able to comment on your wonderful posts – I’ve been having a difficult time posting comments from the ipad or iphone – it doesn’t like my login or something – however, I’ve been enjoying reading all your fantastic posts at work the past 6-8 weeks. Missing FFWD🙂

  12. Serene - momfoodproject.com
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:17:17

    I bought all the stuff to make this, and then had a really lazy, unproductive day yesterday, so it didn’t get made. Today, I hope, because that looks really good!

  13. Baking is my Zen
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:25:56

    This looks absolutely delicious…would love a piece🙂

    ~Carmen

  14. Mary
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:26:13

    Oh you are clever!!! this is just beautiful!
    Mary x

  15. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:31:29

    I’ve made a roulade once, and I’m not sure why i haven’t attempted it again. Yours is lovely, and not spooky at all!

  16. Ronda
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:43:49

    Yum! I do not see a scary clown though…

  17. oneexpatslife
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 11:40:00

    I was a jelly roll newbie too. I was all kinds of nervous that it wouldn’t work, but somehow it did. For everyone it looks like, I haven’t see a failed cake yet!

  18. Miriam
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 12:43:45

    Oh yumminess!! I LOVE jellyrolls, it looks wonderful🙂
    Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  19. Suzi
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 13:25:31

    Wow your cake turned out beautifully. The berries and cream really show up in your photo. Looks delish.

  20. thekalechronicles
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 13:46:36

    Psychologists are weird — how do you think they got to be psychologists? (I can say that because I’m a former family therapist!). Your roulade looks delicious.

  21. ceciliag
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:13:20

    Petting cake? Yours looks lovely, do we get to pet it too? c

  22. Nami | Just One Cookbook
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:33:28

    Haha! Your sister is funny naming this cake petting cake, but now I know how it’s made or what’s secret for the cake… petting! Just kidding. You made such a gorgeous roulade and I enjoy eating but not sure if I ever can make such a beauty. Love blueberry desserts, and this would make me very happy!😀

  23. Garden Correspondent
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 14:34:43

    I have always loved the idea of a jelly roll. And this one has turned out sumptuously!

  24. Amanda @ flecksofgreen
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 15:00:40

    I think I could do some serious damage to a roll like that–I could prob eat 3/4 of it in one sitting! It looks really delicious!

  25. Choc Chip Uru
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 15:27:24

    This takes jelly rolls to new heights my friend, it looks ridiculously delicious😀
    I love the flavours and the presentation!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  26. Inger Wilkerson
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 16:33:46

    This looks really delicious (even I can see the scary clown now that she brought it up). And how brave of you to try to roll cake on Friday the 13th!

  27. Cakelaw
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 17:24:09

    I had the same problem with the filling popping out. Hmm, it looks great to me – I can’t see the scary clown!

  28. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 19:29:13

    What an elegant dessert.

  29. Meenakshi
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 19:54:57

    This does not look like a scary clown…maybe a clown burst! It looks quite beautiful actually. But that is kinda funny. I love the nickname petting cakes. Come to think of it, jelly rolls, when packed, to manage to take on the shape of a little daschund puppy! Have a wonderful weekend🙂

  30. Kelly @ My love affair with running
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 19:58:30

    This looks incredible!! Berries and cream are the perfect combo🙂

  31. Simply Life (@SimplyLifeBlog)
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 20:40:33

    oh this is just beautiful!

  32. Bam's Kitchen
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 21:09:05

    From my perspective that cake is gorgeous.

  33. Mary Hirsch
    Jul 13, 2012 @ 21:57:49

    There is nothing gouhlish about your roulade. Looks pretty delicious to me. I was also worried about the berries being too wet even after I had strained them so I wiped them with a paper towel, It really took more moisture out. I’ll make this again also.

  34. Three Well Beings
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 02:20:50

    I see the clown face. You had a good eye! I’ve never made a jellyroll and I’d love to. It looks beautiful to me!🙂 Debra

  35. kitchen flavours
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 05:55:51

    Great looking roulade! Looks delicious and love your blueberry filling!

  36. Liz
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 06:29:39

    LOL about the spooky face🙂 Glad you enjoyed and I always enjoy your anecdotes!

  37. bakeawaywithme.com
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 07:51:41

    I see no scary clown…I see a perfect roulade! Great job on your first cake roll! Have a wonderful weekend!

  38. Just A Smidgen
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 11:07:05

    Hi, Yummy!! That’s quite the roll.. and I have a solution!! When the filling spills out the sides as you roll it up.. grab a nice big spoon, put it in a bowl and share it with Candelabra!! xo

  39. Christine
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 13:06:02

    I love swiss roll style cakes! Blueberries and creamy cheese are sooo good together, too. Looks great, even if the filling did squish out a little (eat it with a spoon)!

  40. loavesandstitches
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 13:29:10

    Great looking cake! I wimped out on this one, but I am enjoying everyone else’s vicariously.

  41. vianney
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 15:08:32

    nothing scary about this tasty treat!! yummy

  42. Norma Chang
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 17:39:05

    Good looking roulade. Blueberry and marscapone, 2 of my favorite things, great combination

  43. Maureen
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 19:04:06

    This is definitely not spooky 🙂

    When I come to your house, please can we have this for dessert? It looks delicious.

  44. rebeccasubbiahrebecca
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 19:30:49

    love swiss rolls yum

  45. hotlyspiced
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 20:21:45

    These sorts of desserts always terrify me because you’re just never sure (until it’s just about too late) whether it will roll properly for you so I think you’ve done an incredible job and your blueberry cream filling looks delicious. Great result! xx

  46. Betty
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 21:46:05

    Not scary at all! I think it looks delicious.🙂

  47. Gracie ~ Food Fascination
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 22:26:47

    YUMMY and good job with the roulade!!!!!

  48. Alana
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 22:38:32

    Your roulade looks flawless, you did an amazing job!

  49. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29)
    Jul 14, 2012 @ 23:36:29

    Your roulade looks amazing! I’d never be able to pull it off!

  50. Amanda
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 01:10:11

    This looks lovely! I definitely wouldn’t mind eating that!

  51. eatinglikeahorse
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 02:43:19

    Swiss rolls are amazing, marscapone filling is delicious and I’m addicted to blueberries at the moment – this looks like heaven! We’re up to our ears in raspberries at the moment so I might try this with those🙂

  52. mireia
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 04:07:41

    wow!! amazing job!!!

  53. Alice
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 04:22:45

    wow, I had to miss this one … I will post why on my blog soon… but yours looks great! Did you think it was a troublesome cake to make?

  54. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 08:22:26

    Wow that roulade looks fantastic! Would love to dig in and eat a whole mouthful🙂

  55. thebigfatnoodle
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 09:05:06

    Yum, I’ve never been able to master the art of rolling a roulade up tight enough. Yours really does look awesome.

  56. foodfashionandflow (@FoodfashinFlow)
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 11:24:21

    This looks all kinds of amazing!

  57. sally
    Jul 15, 2012 @ 19:20:34

    Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to make a jellyroll cake too.

  58. Reem | Simply Reem
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 01:11:04

    Very Impressive..
    Love jelly rolls, this looks and sounds absolutely yum!!
    I have to try making them sometime!!

  59. ambrosiana
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 06:13:06

    That looks really delicious!!!

  60. Trix
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 06:15:02

    Your cake looks lovely, and in no way reminds me of a scary clown! lol

  61. Balvinder
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:15:18

    That looks wonderful for your first attempt. I love roulades in dessert, breakfast or everything. Roulades are usually the cake I make more often.

  62. Audrey Allure
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 10:50:22

    Looks so good!

  63. baker in disguise
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:10:17

    beautifully done!! sooo pretty!

  64. jora
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 13:14:28

    great photo – i love the orange plate!

  65. Asmita (@FoodieAsmita)
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 19:59:05

    This is so impressive! I love it!

  66. Jessica Maher (@kbelleicious)
    Jul 16, 2012 @ 20:53:44

    oh i don’t see scary when i look that the roll I see EAT ME, delicious, insanely amazing,etc. I love this and so beautiful and fresh

  67. machisan
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 03:48:29

    Hey, this looks delicious

  68. JasmyneTea
    Jul 17, 2012 @ 06:30:58

    I’ve never tried making a cake like this, but I have tried making a rolled pavlova, and rolling it into shape is hard! Yours looks perfect🙂

  69. Cupcake Crazy Gem
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 05:08:21

    ooh that looks mouthwatering-ly yummy! I can imagine the tartness of the blueberries paired with creaminess of the marscapone is a great combo!

  70. Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious
    Jul 23, 2012 @ 19:45:58

    Oh my goodness, this looks so yummy! I have never made roulade before – but I know I would love it😉

  71. healthyyou72
    Jul 24, 2012 @ 23:07:24

    Smooth or not, I am loving that filling, all those blueberries look so good! Your jellyroll looks fantastic:-) Hugs, Terra

  72. The Double Trouble Kitchen
    Jul 28, 2012 @ 12:37:32

    I have been wanting to make this. Good to know it came together easily. Looks great!

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