Chocolate Swiss Roll


serves: 6-8
125 g (4 oz) self-raising flour
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 eggs
125 g (4 oz) caster sugar
2 tablespoons hot water
additional caster sugar
sifted icing sugar
chocolate curls

for the filling

250 g (8 oz) packaged cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


1. Sift flour and cocoa together.

2. Separate eggs, beat egg whites until stiff and gradually add the caster sugar, beating until mixture is thick and sugar completely dissolved.

3. Beat in egg yolks and add hot water.

4. Fold in sifted flour and cocoa.

5. Pour mixture into a buttered Swiss Roll tin lined with greased greaseproof paper.

6. Bake in a moderate oven 180-190°C (350-375°F) for 12 to 15 minutes.

7. Turn immediately on to a clean tea towel which has been well sprinkled with caster sugar.

8. Quickly peel off paper and trim edges with a sharp knife.

9. Roll in towel and cool on a wire rack for 1 hour at least.

10. Unroll cake, spread with filling and re-roll carefully.

11. Dust cake with icing sugar and decorate with chocolate curls.

for the filling

Beat softened cream cheese until smooth, add cream, icing sugar and vanilla essence.

What did you think?

29 people have helped to review this recipe. Thankyou!

Nice :)
posted by Mary @ 06:26AM, 7/09/08
This recipe looks delicious ;)but would of been better if we could see a picture of it :P
Love it!
posted by Maria from bakers are baked @ 12:05PM, 5/30/09
I love this recipe but i do agree, i wish we could see a picture of it ! :P but still love it!
Maria x
Possible birthday cake
posted by Nula age 6 @ 11:48AM, 1/25/10
I think it will be yummy, even though I havn't tried it, but I still think there should be a picture up here.
posted by James @ 09:43AM, 11/17/10
This recipe worked a treat for me, I hope it will be a success for other people !
Also a picture would be helpful
Yummy cake - doesnt roll
posted by Kat @ 05:53PM, 12/24/10
Yummy cake recipe but cant seem to get mine to roll! Maybe its just me!
posted by mill @ 04:46AM, 4/10/11
Mine didnt work - it rised 2 much -my bad lolx
posted by Eleanor hicking @ 06:28AM, 9/05/11
Tastes Gorgeous,looks gorgeous, but could have a pictures so you knows AT&T your making !!! But AMAZING !!!!
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