Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

A frozen treat for those chocolate lovers in your house. Or try the variations for other taste sensations.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a 15x10-inch jelly roll pan with waxed paper.
  3. Grease and flour lined pan; tap out excess flour.
  4. Combine flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; mix well.
  5. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer set on medium speed, beat yolks and 1/4 cup sugar until fluffy.
  6. In a small bowl, and using clean beaters, beat egg whites until foamy.
  7. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff, but not dry, peaks form.
  8. Fold 1/3 of the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  9. Alternately fold in remaining whites and flour mixture.
  10. Pour batter into prepared pan, smoothing top.
  11. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out lean, about 15 minutes.
  12. Dust a clean cloth with remaining sugar.
  13. Turn cake out onto the prepared cloth.
  14. Remove waxed paper.
  15. Trim the cakes edges.
  16. Starting with the long side, tightly roll up the cake with the cloth.
  17. Transfer cake, seam side down to a wire rack to cool.
  18. Unroll cake and remove cloth.
  19. Spread softened ice cream over cake to within 1/2 inch of the edges.
  20. Re-roll cake.
  21. Wrap cake well and freeze seam side down until firm.
  22. Dust with powdered sugar before slicing and serving.
  23. Variations: 1 8 oz container of whipped topping instead of ice cream.
  24. Add fresh fruit or chocolate chips to whipped topping before adding it to the cake.
  25. Add cooled melted chocolate and instant coffee granules to the whipped topping before adding to the cake.
  26. Serve sliced cake in a puddle of chocolate sauce.


Most Helpful

Used a tad less all purpose flour instead of cake flour and dusted with icing sugar. For a filling I used whipped cream and raspberries. Awesome. I would like to try it with ice cream BUT I don't think my family will let me!

Ty's Kitchen September 28, 2013

Such a great recipe just need to add some more ice cream

ash718shy September 10, 2013

This cake is really soft (handle tenderly) and not "wow" on its own but I used cookies n cream ice cream and topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream for my son's birthday and my husband requested it again for his birthday two and a half weeks later. Fantastic!

LNor October 22, 2011

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