Peach Melba roulade

Peach Melba roulade

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Prep: 35 mins Cook: 15 mins Plus cooling

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Cuts into 10 slices
Follow our step-by-step guide to rolling the perfect peach, cream and raspberry sponge roulade or Swiss roll

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per slice

  • kcal345
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs39g
  • sugars31g
  • fibre2g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.3g


  • 50g butter, melted, then cooled, plus extra for the tin



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 6 large eggs
  • 175g golden caster sugar, plus 3 tbsp extra for dusting
  • 120g self-raising flour

For the filling

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 420g can peach in syrup, drained (reserve the syrup), and roughly chopped



    Sweet, juicy and fragrant, peaches are one of the most beautiful fruit around. Around the size…

  • 75g raspberry coulis (we used ready-made from Waitrose)
  • 150g pack raspberry



    A member of the rose family, raspberries have a wonderfully intense, sweet taste, and many…

  • 200ml double cream


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Butter and line a 25 x 35cm Swiss roll tin with baking parchment. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar using an electric hand mixer until light in colour and fluffy – this will take about 5 mins.

  2. Sift the flour into the bowl. Using a large metal spoon, gently fold it into the eggs. Pour in the butter and quickly fold to combine. Be careful not to overmix, as this will knock all the air out of the whisked eggs. Pour the mixture into the lined tin and smooth out to the edges with your spoon. Bake for 12-15 mins until cooked through and springy.

  3. Lay a sheet of baking parchment, larger than your sponge, on your work surface and dust with the remaining sugar. Flip the sponge onto the sugary surface and carefully peel off the parchment lining the base of the sponge. Use the sheet underneath to help you tightly roll up your roulade. Leave to cool.

  4. To make the filling, add the vanilla and 3 tbsp of the peach syrup to the cream and whisk with electric beaters until it forms soft peaks. Fold in half of the chopped peaches and ripple in half the coulis.

  5. Unroll the roulade, remove the baking parchment and spread with the peachy cream. Scatter the raspberries and the remaining peaches over the top. Drizzle with the remaining coulis and tightly re-roll the roulade. Transfer to a serving plate or board and serve straight away.

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Andus Mcabu's picture
Andus Mcabu
28th Jul, 2019
Lovely cake. Anyone having trouble with it hasn't done the eggs properly. There's no reason for it to be rubbery if done right.
11th Oct, 2016
This recipe does work - I should think those commenting below saying the sponge is rubbery did not whisk the eggs enough, it takes a while and they have to be PALE, smooth and silky - I think gf have used the wrong word with 'fluffy'. HOWEVER - this produces way too much sponge for the tin size, I halved the recipe and it was perfect otherwise you get a sponge that is too thick and subsequently, cracks! Enjoy!
20th Jun, 2014
Just had a go at this recipe as thought it would be nice for a summer BBQ pudding. The sponge was awful and had to throw it all away. Never tasted such a bad rubbery sponge could have used it as a swimming float!!! Really not good very disappointing! Filling was lovely and used another recipe for the sponge.
11th Aug, 2013
I tried this recipe for the first time this week and it turned out absolutely beautifully. I had a few problems rolling it up but I got there in the end. The sponge was really light and delicious and the filling complimented it perfectly. To get a good result with the sponge you really have to keep whisking vigorously for at least 5 minutes with the eggs until they are almost tripled in volume, almost white in texture and quite thick. If you then pour the mixture into the tin from as small a height as possible you don't loose much of the air from it. In fact mine almost rose too much!
13th Jan, 2013
I tried this recipe twice and both times it didn't look right. As the previous comment states I think gf should check if the recipe is right. It didn't rise as it should and the bottom was always like rubber. I found another recipe that used 3 eggs and no butter and it worked fine. Save your eggs and find another recipe. Sorry good food your recipes have not let me down before.
30th Aug, 2012
6 eggs!!! Are you completely sure??? I made this for a special occasion last week and my son spat it out! It was truly disgusting. I should have stopped at 3 eggs as my instinct was telling me to. I've very rarely been disappointed with a GF recipe but this was a complete waste of my time and money.
21st Jul, 2012
Sweet peach with syrupy raspberry wrapped into a cream sponge jacket...just too delicious to share!!
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Kate Burgess
25th Jul, 2020
Should this be stored in the fridge or cupboard?
lulu_grimes's picture
2nd Aug, 2020
Hi, It should be store in the fridge as it contains fresh cream. Lulu
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