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Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls

Prep: 20 Minutes Serves: 6

A whipped cream filled crowd-pleaser to celebrate Memorial Day in style

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Looking for a sweet and easy way to feed a crowd this Memorial Day? Look no further than St Pierre Brioche Hot Dog Rolls, the versatile ingredient that will impress your guests with its taste and texture. With their rich flavor, they’re the ideal base for any sweet recipe. Plus, they’re so easy to work with thanks to their top split that you’ll be able to whip up a batch of these easy Memorial Day cake rolls in no time.

Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls - Woman eating a cake

To make these festive and patriotic treats, simply dip the rolls in demerara sugar, bake them until they caramelize, and fill them with a creamy whipped cream that’s colored with red, white, and blue food coloring. The result is a delicious and visually stunning dessert that will have your guests begging for more.

And don’t forget to take advantage of our downloadable decoration kit that’s specifically designed for Memorial Day. It’s the perfect finishing touch to make your easy Memorial Day cake rolls truly unforgettable.

So go ahead and give this recipe a try – your taste buds will thank you!

Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls: Choosing the right rolls

We know this recipe is easy but to make sure it is a success; carefully choose the dessert carrier as it will be the base of those Memorial Day cake rolls. We obviously think St Pierre Brioche Hot Dog Rolls are the best available for this purpose as they pair perfectly with the sweetness of the demerara sugar and the creaminess of the whipped cream filling.

Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls - Brioche Hot Dog Rolls on a tray

Their soft and fluffy texture also makes them easy to work with, allowing for easy dipping and filling. Plus, their unique shape is perfect for creating the look of a cake roll while still maintaining the delicious taste and texture of a brioche roll. We’ve also pre-sliced it for convenience, just so you know.

Making the sugar-coating right

The sugar coating on the Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls must be nicely done to create a beautiful and appetizing look for the dessert. Using demerara sugar instead of normal granulated sugar adds a unique texture and depth of flavor to the coating. Demerara sugar has a larger and coarser crystal size compared to regular granulated sugar, which creates a more pronounced crunch and adds a subtle molasses flavor to the coating. This combination of texture and flavor adds an extra level of complexity to the dessert, elevating it from a simple sweet treat to a delicious and visually stunning dessert that’s perfect for any Memorial Day celebration.

Nailing the perfect whipped cream

Here are few tips to make a perfect whipped cream. First of all, chilling the heavy cream in the fridge beforehand will help you to make the whipping process faster and more efficient. This is because cold cream is more stable and holds air better than room temperature cream, resulting in a lighter and fluffier whipped cream.

Secondly, using an electric hand mixer, rather than whisking by hand, helps to speed up the process and ensures a consistent texture. Start by mixing on low speed to prevent splatters, then increase the speed gradually until you reach the desired consistency.

Do not overwhip: be careful not to overwhip the cream, as this can cause it to become too thick and grainy. Stop whipping when the cream reaches a soft peak stage, where it holds its shape but still looks billowy and soft.

Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls - Brioche Hot Dog Roll Coated with sugar being filled with whipped cream

For extra flavor, consider adding a splash of vanilla extract and a spoonful of powdered sugar to the whipped cream. These will help to enhance the taste and sweetness of the filling, while also stabilizing the cream and making it easier to spread. For this recipe we’ll keep it as it is to keep it simple but feel free to personalize it according to your taste.

By following these tips, you can easily nail the whipped cream for your Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls recipe and create a delicious and perfectly whipped filling that complements the sweet and crunchy exterior of the rolls.

Additionally, check out our Memorial Day celebration blog post for more inspiring content around this occasion.

Easy Memorial Day Cake Rolls Recipe video

  • St Pierre 6 Brioche Hot Dog Rolls
  • 2 cups demerara sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 21 oz heavy cream
  • Red & blue food coloring
  • Handful strawberries
  • Handful raspberries
  • Handful blueberries
  • Handful blackberries
  • Optional: sprinkles
  1. Preheat your broiler to 400°F and lining a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Take the St Pierre Brioche Hot Dog Rolls out of the packaging and place them on the prepared baking tray.
  3. In a separate dish, add demerara sugar and spread it out evenly.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk one egg until well beaten.
  5. Using a pastry brush, gently apply the egg wash to the top side of each roll.
  6. Dip each roll into the demerara sugar, ensuring that each roll is coated evenly.
  7. Place the rolls back onto the baking tray and put them under the broiler for approximately 5 minutes, or until the sugar has caramelized. Keep a close eye on the rolls to ensure that they don’t burn.
  8. While the rolls are caramelizing, prepare the whipped cream. In a separate bowl, add cold heavy cream and whisk until it increases in volume by nearly double. Be careful not to overwhip the cream, as it may become difficult to spread in the rolls.
  9. Divide the whipped cream into three equal parts. Combine one part with red food coloring, another part with blue food coloring, and leave the third part white.
  10. Add each colored whipped cream into a separate piping bag.
  11. Once the rolls have finished caramelizing, remove them from the broiler and let them cool slightly.
  12. Pipe the colored whipped cream into each roll, alternating colors as desired. You can also use a spoon to spread the whipped cream evenly inside each roll. It is easy as our Brioche Hot Dog Rolls are pre-sliced.
  13. Once the rolls are filled with the whipped cream, decorate the top with sliced fruits in a way that replicates the colors of the American flag. You can use strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries to achieve this effect.
  14. Finally, place the Memorial Day Cake Rolls onto a platter and use optional sprinkles or our Memorial Day decoration kit to decorate further.
  15. Overall, these instructions should provide clear guidance on how to make Memorial Day Cake Rolls. However, feel free to adjust the recipe to your own preferences, such as by using different fruits or food coloring for the whipped cream.

Bon appétit!

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