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Chocolate Swiss Roll

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Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 10 minutes The prep time is just a guide because it sometimes depends on your oven!

Skill level

More effort


Serves 8

A simple but... SPECTACULAR recipe.

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  • 3 large eggs
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 50g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder, plus extra to dust
  • 75g butter, at room temperature
  • 125g icing sugar


  • Heatproof bowl
  • Whisk
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Swiss Roll Tin
  • Metal spoon
  • Baking parchment
  • Damp tea towel
  • Wire rack
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Greaseproof paper


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

  2. Sit a large heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, add the eggs and sugar and whisk for 5-10mins or until the mixture is thick and creamy.

  3. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold in gently with a metal spoon.

  4. Line the Swiss roll tin with baking parchment, then pour mixture into the tin and level the top. Bake for 10mins or leave sponge is springy to the touch.

  5. Remove from the oven, cover with a damp tea towel and leave to cool on a wire rack.

  6. Put the butter into a mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until creamy. Then add a little at a time of icing sugar, then whisk. Then put cooled sponge onto some greaseproof paper to help you, spread the mixture over the sponge and roll up, starting from one of the short sides. Dust with more cocoa powder (if needed) and serve.

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Elizabeth Davison
17th Feb, 2019
is it suppose to be rubbery
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Owen Ballantyne
14th Jan, 2019
Can you put up a picture
31st Jan, 2018
what size tin did you use?
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