Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake Recipe

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This Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake is a show-stopping, ridiculously candy, and wealthy dessert that can blow your socks off! Chocolate sponge cake is rolled up in frosting after which lined with a chocolate glaze! What’s to not love? Attempt my Pumpkin Roll Cake and Pistachio Lemon Roll Cake subsequent!

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It’s Simpler Than You Suppose!

In case you’ve by no means made a swiss roll earlier than, I guarantee you it’s not as laborious as you assume. I created my Swiss roll recipe primarily based on the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls, however used actual components and made the chocolate ganache additional wealthy with darkish chocolate.

Is a Swiss Roll the Similar as Sponge Cake?

Basically, sure. This chocolate cake roll goes my varied names, together with “Swiss Roll”, “Jelly Roll”, “Swiss Log Cake” or “Roll Cake”. It’s a chocolate sponge cake rolled up with filling in between the layers.

Easy methods to Make a Swiss Roll

For full recipe particulars, together with components and measurements wanted, see the printable recipe card down under. Right here is step-by-step what to anticipate when making this Swiss Roll cake:

chocolate swiss roll ingredients

Preheat + Prep

Preheat the oven. Line a jelly roll pan (15 in x 10 in x 1 in) with aluminum foil; generously spray foil with non-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle a linen or skinny cotton clear kitchen towel with some powdered sugar.

woman's hand dusting powdered sugar onto a tea towel

Make the Batter

Beat egg whites in a big bowl till gentle peaks type; regularly add 1/2 cup of sugar, beating till stiff peaks type.

In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks and vanilla on medium pace of an electrical mixer. Steadily add remaining 1/3 cup of sugar; proceed beating for a few extra minutes.

In a medium bowl, stir collectively dry components – flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to egg yolk combination alternately with water, beating on low pace simply till batter is easy. Steadily fold chocolate combination into crushed egg whites till properly blended.

Bake + Roll

Unfold batter evenly within the ready pan. Bake 12-Quarter-hour or till the highest of the cake springs again when touched evenly within the middle.

Instantly loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto ready towel. Rigorously peel off foil.

Whereas cake continues to be heat, roll cake and towel collectively ranging from slim finish; place on a wire rack to let cake cool utterly.

Make the Filling

For the filling, we’re mainly going to make buttercream laced with loads of marshmallow creme. So good!

Stir butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract collectively to start out incorporating. Add within the marshmallow fluff and whip it very well. Scrape sides and stir once more briefly. In case you assume it’s too thick, add in some milk.

Unroll, Fill + Roll Once more

Unroll cooled cake, unfold the filling evenly throughout the complete factor, then roll up once more gently. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate till the filling companies up. Whereas cooling put together the chocolate glaze.

Make the Chocolate Glaze

Soften butter, chocolate chips, cocoa, and milk (or heavy cream) collectively in a small pot. As soon as every thing has melted collectively, take away from warmth then stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.

Pour Over Swiss Roll

As soon as the swiss roll is cooled take away plastic wrap and place swiss roll onto a cooling rack with foil beneath to catch any drips.

Pour heat glaze over the Swiss roll, utilizing the again of the spoon to unfold gently, masking each uncovered a part of the cake. Refrigerate till the glaze has firmed up. Slice into items and serve!

Storage + Make Forward Instructions

To retailer Swiss roll cake, you must first let it cool utterly. Wrap the Swiss roll tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to stop it from drying out. You may also retailer it in an hermetic container. In case you plan to eat the cake inside a day or two, you’ll be able to retailer it at room temperature. In any other case, it’s greatest to retailer it within the fridge for as much as 3-4 days. In case you retailer it within the fridge, be certain to take it out and let it come to room temperature earlier than serving, as it is going to be simpler to slice and the feel might be higher.

If you’ll want to retailer it for longer, excellent news! You’ll be able to freeze Swiss roll cake! Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap after which wrap it once more in aluminum foil, and place it in a freezer-safe container. Swiss rolls could be frozen for as much as 1-2 months. If you’re able to serve the Swiss roll, merely take away it from the freezer and let it thaw within the fridge for a number of hours or in a single day.

chocolate swiss roll on a plate with raspberries

FAQ About Swiss Roll Cake

Can I make this cake forward of time?

Sure! If saved accurately, you may make this Swiss Roll Cake recipe 3-4 days earlier than you need to serve it! See the part above on easy methods to wrap and retailer Swiss Roll Cake.

Why did my Swiss Cake Roll crack?

Over baking will trigger the cake to be dry and doubtless crack. But in addition, underneath baking your cake may cause it to crack from being too moist, heavy and unable to carry its form. Comply with the recipe instructions exactly, for greatest outcomes.

Can I exploit a cookie sheet pan if I don’t have a jelly roll pan?

A roll cake is synonymous with a jelly roll cake so you’ll want to use a Jelly Roll Pan which is 15 in x 10 in x 1 in. Whereas it might be tempting to make use of a bigger half sheet pan, if you would like an ideal pumpkin roll, I wouldn’t suggest it. There received’t be sufficient batter to unfold throughout the pan and it received’t bake evenly and/or will presumably burn.

Why does my Swiss Roll cake style rubbery?

Over mixing. The gluten in flour, when over combined can create elastic gluten strands in your cake batter. This results in a rubbery, dense texture. You need your cake batter to be mild and ethereal.

chocolate swiss roll slices on a plate with raspberries and a fork

Extra Chocolate Cake Recipes!

If you need a show-stopping, ridiculously candy, and wealthy dessert, that is your ticket!! It’s just a few steps, however actually not too tough in any respect!! And ohmahgarsh so completely value it. The printable recipe card under. Get pleasure from, mates! 🙂

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chocolate swiss roll slices on a plate with raspberries and a fork