Chocolate Peppermint Christmas Roll

chocolate cake with peppermint buttercream filling and chocolate glaze

I put away the last of my Christmas decorations this past weekend, and it made me so sad that the Christmas season is already over! I always feel like it goes by too fast, but for some reason this year it seemed to FLY! I love baking throughout the year (obviously), but I really love it at Christmas time because of all of the yummy flavors–chocolate, caramel, pumpkin, cranberry, orange. My absolute favorite though is peppermint. So today I’m sharing the Chocolate Peppermint Roll that I made for my office’s Christmas party.

I was super nervous about making this. The only other time I’ve made a roll of any kind was a pumpkin roll for this past Thanksgiving and I didn’t grease or flour the pan enough so it got stuck to the pan and I really had to work to get it out without breaking the cake. I was determined not to let that happen again!

The recipe is from Love Grows Wild (and I must say, her pictures are much better than mine. Goal for next time–better pics! hahaha). The cake takes a little bit of time to make, but it’s worth it because it’s so yummy!

There are 3 parts to the roll: the chocolate cake, the peppermint buttercream and then the glaze. Continue reading