Chocolate Roll Cake

Chocolate Swiss roll cake filled with light chocolate whipped cream

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Chocolate sponge cake with light chocolate whipped cream. This chocolate swiss roll cake is the perfect level of light chocolate sweetness.




  • 35g White sugar (I) (2 tbsp)
  • 15g Cocoa powder (2 tbsp)
  • 75g Cake flour (3/4 cup)
  • 45g Milk (3 tbsp)
  • 50g Vegetable oil (3 tbsp 1 tsp)
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 4 Egg whites
  • 50g White sugar (II) (1/4 cup)

Chocolate Whipped Cream

  • 210ml Thickened/heavy cream (3/4 cup 2 tbsp)
  • 8g Cocoa powder (1 tbsp)
  • 50g White sugar (1/4 cup)



  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/320F and line a 25 x 30 cm pan (10 x 12 inches) with baking paper
  2. Heat the milk and oil in a small saucepan until steaming
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium sized bowl whisk the egg yolks and sugar (I) together
  4. Slowly add the hot milk to the egg yolk mixture and whisk
  5. Sift the cocoa powder and cake flour into the milk/yolk mix and whisk until combined
  6. In a large mixing bowl whisk the eggs and sugar (II) until stiff peaks
  7. Fold the meringue mixture into the yolk mixture 1/3rd at a time until just combined
  8. Pour into the lined cake tin and bake for 25 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven and invert onto a sheet of baking paper
  10. Remove the baking paper and replace with a clean kitchen towel
  11. Flip the cake so the towel is on the bottom and the baking paper is ontop
  12. Roll the cake from one short end to the other, place seam side down and allow to cool completely

Chocolate Cream

  1. In a medium sized bowl combine the cream and sugar.
  2. Sift in the cocoa powder
  3. Whip the thickened/heavy cream to medium-stiff peaks and set aside until the cake is ready to fill


  1. Unroll the cake, then remove the baking paper and kitchen towel
  2. Spread the cream evenly over the cake, then roll following the curl of the cake
  3. Wrap the rolled cake in cling wrap and let rest in the fridge for minimum 2 hours
  4. Remove, dust with cocoa powder and serve

Keywords: roll cake, swiss roll, chocolate roll, chocolate cake, chocolate cream, whipped cream, roulade, yule log

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