Jelly rolls used to mystify me. They seemed like the sort of thing that would forever elude me.
Until now. I had no idea how easy it could be, once you have a decent recipe.
Two years ago my mother-in-law (who is incredibly accommodating of my food allergies and an excellent cook) made a gorgeous gluten free yule log, complete with frosting and meringue mushrooms. She used a cake mix, which was very good.
But you know me. I prefer to bang my head against the wall a few times until I can make it myself.
I tried to make a gluten free jelly roll last year, and it was a total fail. I did, however, end up using the failed attempts to make both Vegan, Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Balls and Vegan, Gluten Free Chocolate Pudding Pie .
As you can see, this year's attempt did not fail.
Oh no. This year's attempt was a spectacular success. And then I added chocolate leaves and it was even more spectacular.
I also wanted it to be a not-too-sweet, frosting-free Yule log, so it turned out more of a chocolate jelly roll. Which, as it turns out, is awesome.
So here it is, My Gluten Free Chocolate Jelly Roll Yule Cake recipe.