Chocolate Swiss Roll

Chocolate Swiss Roll

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This Chocolate Swiss Roll is a rich, chocolaty and decadent dessert, a rewarding treat for  chocolate lovers. A chocolate sponge cake is filled with a chocolate mousse filling and drizzled with chocolate ganache on top. It is simply heavenly delicious.


You can always make variations to this Swiss roll, like changing the filling, adding different flavor combinations like coffee, peanut butter or fruits.


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  • Makes about 12 servings
  • Sponge Cake
  • 1/2 cup (63g) flour
  • 1/4 cup (30g) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp (4g) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2g) salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2/3 cup (135g) sugar
  • 1/2 tsp (1g) instant coffee
  • 2 tbsp (28g) oil
  • Filling
  • 5 oz (150g) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/2 cup (120g) whipping cream
  • 1 cup (240g) whipping cream, chilled
  • For decoration
  • Cocoa powder for dusting
  • 1 oz (30g) semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsp (30g) whipping cream
  1. Prepare the cake. Preheat the oven to 350F (180C). Butter a 12X16 inch (30x40 cm) baking tray and line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk flour with cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add eggs and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until lemon yellow and foamy. Add oil and mix until well incorporated.  Add instant coffeee and then gradually add flour mixture.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking tray and spread evenly into the corners using the back of the spatula.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Take a parchment paper and sprinkle with cocoa powder. This helps the cake not stick. Flip the cake over the paper. Remove the parchment paper it was baked with.
  7. While still hot roll with the parchment paper inside. You will have to do it while is still hot/warm otherwise it cracks. Let cool completely.
  8. Prepare the filling. Place chocolate and cream in a heatproof bowl and place over a pan with simmering water. Melt over low heat.
  9. In another bowl whip cream until stiff peaks form. Mix in the melted chocolate.
  10. Unroll the cake and spread the chocolate filling evenly over the cake.
  11. Roll the cake back up. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
  12. Dust the roll with cocoa powder. To make the ganache on top for decoration simply melt the chocolate with same amount of cream and using a spoon or simply a piping bag fitted with a small tip and drizzle the chocolate over the roll as you like. Let the ganache set for few minutes and serve.
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Nutrition facts 1 Serving ( 68 g) - Calories:226, Fat:13.7g, Saturated Fat: 6.7g, Unsaturated Fat:0.0g, Carbohydrates:25.8g, Sugar:19.0g, Fiber:1.5g, Protein:3.7g, Cholesterol:74mg, Calories from Fat 124, Sodium 126mg, Potassium 181mg, Vitamin A 5%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 5%, Iron 7%, Nutrition Grade C, daily percent values are based on a 2000 calorie diet
On February 27, 2017 at 06:43 pm, Kannika said...
Very clear . Thanks for the video and the recipe.
On February 27, 2017 at 07:26 pm, Kayle said...
ooooh this swiss roll looks OH SO chocolatey!!!
On May 03, 2018 at 11:19 am, Lily said...
Is it possible to do this without the coffee?

Hello Lily.

Yes, i use coffee for extra flavor .

On May 11, 2018 at 05:18 am, Zara said...
I did it! So delicious n very tasty! Tnx for the video;)
On September 24, 2018 at 07:05 pm, Mykl Sibal said...
nice,the chocolate is really tasty with a touch of coffee flavor... thanks
On November 10, 2018 at 11:27 am, Eu said...
Is it cake flour or AP flour?


It is all purpouse flour.

On December 01, 2018 at 12:44 pm, Jean said...
Is the cocoa powder sweetened or unsweetened?
On December 03, 2018 at 07:43 am, Michella said...
Can I freeze this swiss roll? if not for how long could it be refrigerated for?
On March 23, 2019 at 01:04 pm, Elifnur said...
Made this roll for the second time now with a pastry cream recipe; and i have to say that this is amazingly decadent, indulgent and beautiful-looking. My go to recipe for chocolate swiss roll sponges:))
On September 24, 2019 at 06:39 am, nadeesha said...
hi, what is the oil you have used here.. thank u in advance

Hi Nadeesha .

I usually use canola oil.

On November 17, 2019 at 05:00 am, ezra said...
brilliant fantastic amazing
On May 05, 2020 at 06:20 am, Crystal said...
Hi. Can i bake the cake in a 12 x 9 pan? I don't have a 12 x 16. Will the cake be too thick in the 12 x 9 pan?
On May 20, 2020 at 10:24 am, windy said...
love how easy this looks! if i have a 10X15 inch cake pan do you know how i can adjust the recipe. sorry new at this baking thing
On July 17, 2020 at 02:35 pm, Namita said...
My cake was sticking to the parchment paper though baked for 12 minutes. My tray was 10”X 14” should I have baked a little longer?
On August 05, 2020 at 10:33 am, Batista said...
i love the taste! mais when i mix in the melted chocolate for the filling the mixture is always very liquid! the i can not really spread on the cake???because it runs everywhere. what is the problem ? thanks
On December 04, 2021 at 01:31 pm, Mary Behling said...
How do I transport this to a party? How do I cover it?

Simply cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.. add some skewers fom plae to place so it doesn't touch the cake

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