Why is the Food52 chocolate roulade cake baked at a higher temperature?

Hi, I made the blueberry cream roulade last week and wanted to try this chocolate roulade and noticed that the instructions for the chocolate cake indicate a temperature of 425 while the blueberry cream roulade cake is baked at 400 F. I'm interested in understanding why that is. Thank you.

  • Posted by: Shari
  • December 17, 2021
Blueberry Cream Roulade
Recipe question for: Blueberry Cream Roulade


drbabs December 19, 2021
To make things even more confusing, this chocolate roulade cake is baked at 350. https://www.washingtonpost.com/food/2021/12/17/chocolate-swiss-roll-recipe/
drbabs December 19, 2021
It’s a really interesting question. I’m curious, too, especially since the recipes are both written by the same person. (Maybe message her?) I would bake both at the lower temperature. You can always bake the chocolate one a little longer if need be, but you don’t want to over bake it, or it will lose its pliability and will crack when you roll it.
Shari December 23, 2021
Thanks drbabs. Yes, I guess it would just be a matter of watching it closely. I made the blueberry cream roulade a second time with just as much success as the first time, the recipe works very well. I did, however, this time use my home made nectarine jam as part of the filling. It was yummy as well. Happy baking.
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