Thursday, 14 February 2013

Rolo cake

cake baking rolo valentines

Last night was baking club and the theme was Valentine's Day. I decided to bust out a Rolo cake (who would you give your last Rolo to?). This is not for the faint hearted. You have gotta have some serious love for chocolate and toffee to really appreciated this bad boy. So really, it was a match made in heaven for me!
Two browie cakes (made with a shit load of butter and plain choc - and a pack of rolos in each) sandwiched together with toffee and then convered in a milk choc (Galaxy) ganache. And then topped with even more rolo's - it's a beast! 

By the time I carried it into work and then a mile from work to the baking club in the driving sleet and snow, things had started to slide somewhat and I had to do a repair job - pushing the top layer back onto to the botttom one and so the final look was somewhat rustic! Of course, I added the obligiatary last Rolo wrapped in foil.

The original recipe is here and as you can see it is far more polished than mine.

Of course, this wasn't exactly diet or paleo friendly (sound the understatement claxon!). In fact, it's possibly the worst thing I could have! I may also have indulged in a few other cakes. More than I planned to, in fact. However, here is my take on it... I probably had about 1,000 cals worth of cake. All I had the rest of the day was about 600cals. It's far from ideal - but it's not the end of the world. It's heads down for a lean and mean week.



  1. mmmmmmmmmmm.........rooollooooo caaaaake........droooooolll

    Sounds like it was a good day and only a little bit of damage done....onwards and upwards,

    Lesley xx

  2. You will not believe this but the word ID on my last comment was "rolopoo"!! I will not have it, rolos are gorgeous!

  3. Oh my god that looks AMAZING! I am on a starvation day today and this has almost made me weep. It will haunt my dreams.

  4. it looks amazing but I can't believe how it can feature in your diet and you still get losses week on week...
    It's the same at WW, you hear people say how lucky they've been..meals out, scones, drinks, treats and then get a 2lb weight loss. I don't understand it and wish I was one of those people!
    Long may it last for you.
    oh, is baking club held at someone's house? What happens with all the "leftover" cake???


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