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Chocolate and Buttercream Swiss Roll

Categories: Big-Batch Meals, Chocolate, Entertaining, Quick to fix, Sweet
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

This chocolate and buttercream swiss roll is creamy, delicious, and freezes so you can have it on hand for future use.

Prep Time: 25M

Cooking Time: 10M

Serves: Serves 8


  • 3 large eggs
  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  • 5 tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar, sifted, plus extra for dusting (optional)
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  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place a large bowl over a pan of hot water, add the eggs and sugar, and beat with an electric mixer for 5-10 minutes, until the mixture is thick and creamy. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and fold in with a spoon.
  2. Line an 8 × 12in (20 × 30cm) jellyroll pan with parchment paper, then pour the mixture into the pan and level the top. Bake for 10 minutes, until the cake is springy to the touch. Remove from the oven, cover with a damp tea towel, and leave to cool.
  3. Turn the cake out onto a sheet of parchment paper dusted with cocoa powder. Put the butter in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Whisk in the confectioners' sugar a little at a time, then spread the mixture over the cake. Using the parchment paper to help you, roll the cake into a long cylinder, starting from one of the short sides. Dust with more cocoa powder, if desired, and serve.
  • Swiss roll tends to go dry quite quickly, so it's best enjoyed on the same day it is made.

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Excerpted from The Illustrated Quick Cook.
Copyright © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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