Impress your family and friends with this yummy creamy filled Pink Velvet Swiss Roll that is a lot easier to make than you might think.
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month I joined some fellow bloggers in “Cooking for a Cure” to create something PINK to help raise breast cancer awareness.
If you’re not aware, besides skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women. Statistics show that 1 in 8 women (in the U.S.) will at some time in their life develop breast cancer. The good news is that the death rate is on the decrease thanks to early detection and advancementsin treatments.
In fact, my mother-in-law is a recent survivor of breast cancer. She was diagnosed early last year which gave us all a good scare. The doctors fortunately found that the cancer was still contained so she underwent surgery to remove the mass and had radiation treatment everyday for a month. It was painful and exhausting both physically and mentally for her especially since she continued to operate her in-home child daycare. I remember talking to her during it all and saying how soar she was from surgery and that the radiation burned her skin. I’m so grateful for modern medicine and that she is cancer free and healthy again. She is truly one of the strongest, most kind, and optimistic woman I know and couldn’t imagine losing her so soon. I’m so glad I have her in my life and get to call her “mom”.
For the cake:
4 eggs, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons buttermilk
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
⅛ teaspoon pink get food coloring
1 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoons salt
For the filling:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softned
1½ cups cool whip, thawed
¾ cup powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (set to 325 if using a very dark pan). Grease a 15x10x1 inch pan with cooking spray and then cover with parchment paper and then grease the parchment payer.
Lay a tea towel on a flat work surface and sprinkle it with powdered sugar and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.