S'Mores Cake Roll ~ Vegan
 
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If you do not have cream of tartar the aquafaba will still whip up, it just will not be as stable as if you used the stabilizer cream of tartar.
Be sure that all of your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning
Prepare a half sheet pan 12" x 18" withgrease & parchment liner and preheat the oven to 350°F
Serves: Serves 10 people
Ingredients
  • Vegan Butter 12 Tablespoons (170g)
  • Granulated Sugar 1 cup + 2 Tablespoons (225gg)
  • Flax Meal 2 Tablespoons (16g)
  • Hot Water 4 Tablespoons (60ml)
  • Plant Milk *I use soy milk 1 cup (237ml)
  • White Vinegar 1 Tablespoon (15ml)
  • Vanilla Extract 2 teaspoon (10ml)
  • All Purpose Flour 1½ cups (190g)
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs *or Digestive Biscuits crushed to fine crumbs 1 cup (100g)
  • Baking Powder 4 teaspoons
  • Salt ½ teaspoon
  • Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon (8g)
  • 1 Recipe Vegan Ganache
  • For the Marshmallow Topping:
  • Aquafaba *the water from a can of chickpeas ½ cup liquid
  • Confectioners Sugar ½ cup (60g)
  • Cream of Tartar ¼ teaspoon *see notes above
  • Vanilla Extract 1 teaspoon (5ml)
Instructions
  1. First prepare the cake batter by combining the flax meal with the hot water. Whisk smooth, set aside to thicken for 5 minutes
  2. Combine the plant milk with the vinegar and the vanilla extract, set aside
  3. Sift all of the remaining dry ingredients together
  4. With the paddle attachment to your stand mixer or with your electric hand mixer ream the vegan butter with the sugar until light & fluffy, this will take about 3-5 minutes
  5. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl and then add the flax paste, whip on high speed for 3o seconds to emulsify
  6. Add ⅓ of the sifted dry ingredients and mix just until incorporated
  7. Then add half of the liquids
  8. Another ⅓ of the dry, the remaining liquid then the last of the dry.
  9. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan and bake in the preheated 350°F oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or when it is springy to the touch when you gently press the center
  10. While the cake is baking prepare the vegan ganache as per the instructions on that article, set it aside at room temperature to cool and thicken slightly
  11. Once the cake is cooled remove it gently from the pan, spread about 1 cup of the ganache over the cake and then roll it up jelly roll style.
  12. *I used about 1 cup medium crushed graham crackers for the filling as well, this is optional
  13. Refrigerate the cake to set for about 30minutes and then prepare teh marshmallow topping.
  14. Prepare the aquafaba meringue by whipping the cold aquafaba with the cream of tartar until frothy and starting to gain volume, then add the sifted confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon at a time while whipping on high speed until thick and glossy peaks are formed.
  15. Ice the cake with the meringue as shown in the video or as desired and then with a blowtorch lightly toast the outside often cake
Notes
Smores cake roll can be kept at room temperature for 1 day, but for best results keep refrigerated until serving.

Smores Cake Roll will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 1 week

You can freeze the cake roll un-iced for up to 1 month wrapped well to prevent drying
Recipe by Gretchen's Vegan Bakery at https://www.gretchensveganbakery.com/smores-cake-roll-vegan/