Brazo De Gitano -- Rolled Sponge Cake (Spain)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Sydney Mike

The recipe for this special Spanish dessert was found on the internet & posted here for use in Zaar World Tour 5.

Top Review by wicked cook 46

Muy bueno. I did have a hard time with the sponge cracking when I rolled it then I remembered that in other rolled sponges I used to roll the hot sponge in the towel. Next time I will do that. I used Grand Marnier in the whipped cream and in the sponge instead of vanilla. Mine was cooked at about 10 minutes. Made for ZWT5 Spain/Portugal region for team Zaar Chow Hounds

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & lightly butter a 15"x8" baking pan or sheet. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper, then butter that well & dust lightly with 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks & 1/4 cup granulated sugar until thick & smooth.
  3. Stir in flour, cocoa & vanilla extract, blending well.
  4. In another bowl, whip egg whites until stiff, but not dry, then fold them into the yolk/flour mixture.
  5. Pour batter into prepared baking sheet & spread out evenly.
  6. Bake 15 minutes, then cool for 5 minutes before turning onto a cloth to cool.
  7. After another 10 minutes peel off the paper.
  8. Combine whipped cream, rum & superfine sugar, & adjust to taste.
  9. Spread this cream mixture over the cake & then roll the cake like a jellyroll, starting with the long edge.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining powdered sugar, before slicing into 3-inch long slices & serving.

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