January 28, 2011

Chocolate Ganache King Cake Rolls

Chocolate Ganache King Cake Rolls - dough recipe from Our Best Bites

2 cups 1% milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1 package active dry yeast(2 1/4 tsp)
2 cups whole wheat flour plus 1/2 to 1 cup more
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tbs salt

Chocolate Ganache Filling
8 oz. semi-sweet or dark chocolate
8 oz. heavy cream

8 oz. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. melted butter
1 - 3 tbs milk
Colored sugar

Mix the milk, vegetable oil and sugar in a pan. “Scald” the mixture (heat until just before the boiling point). Turn off heat and leave to cool 45 minutes to 1 hour. When the mixture is lukewarm to warm, but NOT hot, sprinkle in yeast. Let this sit for a minute. Then add 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 2 cups of whole wheat flour. Stir mixture together. Cover and let rise for at least an hour. 

After rising for at least an hour, add 1/2 cup to 1 cup more of flour, the baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir mixture together. (At this point, you could cover the dough and put it in the fridge until you need it – overnight or even a day or two, if necessary. Just keep your eye on it and if it starts to overflow out of the pan, just punch it down).

For filling:
Combine chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 2 minutes and stir. Heat for an additional 1-2 minutes or until chocolate is fully melted and can be whisked and incorporated into the cream.

When ready to prepare rolls: Sprinkle rolling surface generously with flour. Take half the dough and form a rough rectangle. Then roll the dough thin, maintaining a general rectangular shape. Spread chocolate ganache evenly over dough, leaving a 1″ edge.
Now, starting at the end furthest from you, begin rolling the dough in a neat line toward you. Keep the roll relatively tight as you go. Next, pinch the seam of the roll to seal it.

Spread 1 tablespoon of melted margarine in two 7″ round foil cake or pie pans. Then begin cutting the rolls approximately ¾ to 1 inch thick and laying them in the buttered pans.
Repeat this process with the other half of the dough and filling. Let the rolls rise for 20 to 30 minutes, then bake at 400 degrees F until light golden brown, about 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool before glazing.

For glaze:
Mix powdered sugar and melted butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in enough milk to reach desired consistency. When the rolls are cool, spoon the glaze over the tops and sprinkle with green, yellow, and purple sugar.


  1. Wow, those rolls look fantastic and that chocolate ganache sounds so yummy. I have a linky party on my blog right now called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link this recipe up.

  2. What a great idea! My boyfriend has been wanting me to make a king cake, but I might try these rolls instead.