I am turning 31. This is crazy. I definitely don’t feel like a 31-year-old. I still love New Kids on the Block for crying out loud. But having a birthday is a great excuse to have dessert. Or should I say extra dessert.
Of course I made myself a birthday dessert and wanted to try something new. I came across a recipe for Vanilla Funfetti Cake Roll from Shugary Sweets a while back and thought it would be perfect to try for my first one. I have never made a cake roll because I find it intimidating. Well that is not accurate. I took a baking class at a local technical high school a few years back and we made one. But I was part of a group working on one recipe and there was an instructor. I don’t think this counts. My mom makes a pumpkin roll every fall/winter that tastes amazing and she makes it look so easy.
The recipe calls for a 10×15 jelly roll pan. Of course I have every size pan but the size that one. I thought I would try it in a 9×13 pan and hope for the best. You will see how that turned out.
What I find most intimidating about making a cake roll is using the dish towel and rolling the cake. I just picture it not going well.
I was pleasantly surprised to see how easily the cake rolled up.
After it cooled I had to roll it out to put the filling in. This is where using the wrong pan size caused a problem. Because it was smaller than what the recipe called for, the cake was too thick and it started to split.
I was pleasantly surprises that the cake roll stayed put.
It doesn’t look that bad! It actually looks pretty good if I say so myself!
Despite the cracks in the cake, I would say that this cake roll was a success! I am confident that when I try it again in the correct pan, it will come out perfect.
This Vanilla Funfetti Cake Roll tasted great! I can’t wait to try to make more. I am no longer intimidated! And of course eating this makes turning 31 a little better.
If you want to give this a try, be sure to check out the recipe here.