Chipotle Burrito Cake

So one of my best friends Kellen drove ALL the way to South Carolina for college, and for her going away party I made this Chipotle-inspired cake!

Backstory... when we first met we went on a Chipotle binge and ate there everyday for about a month straight. Unhealthy, I know. But it happened!

Everything on this cake is sweet, even though it looks savory.

The burrito “tortilla” is made of vanilla genoise cake, you can find the recipe here.

The cake batter is spread in a thin(about 3/4” thick) rectangle on parchment over almost the entire cookie sheet, then baked about 20 minutes. The secret here is that you don’t over mix when you add the flour, since there is no baking powder/soda in this recipe, the batter will fall flat easily.

Another tip, something I learned from my baking teacher back at school, once the cake is out and cooled for about 5-10 minutes, lay out a CLEAN kitchen towel the size of the cake. Dust with powdered sugar, then flip the cake onto it. Slowly peel back the parchment, then gently roll the cake up in the towel like a swiss roll. Doing this allows the cake to cool and form to the shape it will eventually be in later. Make sure you use enough powdered sugar, or else the cake will stick to the towel, and we don’t want that! If you cool it completely then try to roll it, it is more likely to break/crumble.

Once cool, unroll cake and spread thin layer of chocolate frosting(any kind will do!), staying about an inch away from the edges. Then slowly and gently roll your burrito back up, this part is probably the most challenging.

I’m so sorry, this probably sounds hard and I don’t have any pictures to help you out! I decided to make it last minute so I didn’t have enough time to stop and take pictures every step =[ I wish I would have!

The chips are made from store bought, already made pie dough! Just unroll, cut triangles, sprinkle with sugar, and bake until lightly toasted! The “guac” is simply whipped cream colored green!

The rice is sprinkles, lettuce is shredded coconut + green food coloring (put coconut and coloring in a plastic bag and shake!), and the cheese and tomatoes are made out of fondant.

Good luck at school Kellen, love ya!!