Chocolate Lover’s Dream: The Ultimate Swiss Roll Delight

Indulge in the exquisite taste of our Chocolate Lover’s Dream Swiss Roll, a dessert that wraps the rich essence of chocolate in every spiral. This recipe is a testament to the timeless appeal of Swiss rolls, combining a tender, cocoa-infused sponge with a luscious chocolate cream filling. Whether you’re a dedicated chocolate enthusiast or looking for an elegant dessert to impress, this Swiss roll promises to be a delightful addition to your culinary repertoire.

Why You’ll Love This: This Swiss Roll is a chocolate aficionado’s paradise. Its moist, airy sponge cake, coupled with a decadent, creamy filling, strikes the perfect balance between richness and lightness. The process of rolling melds the two components into a beautiful, spiral pattern that not only tastes divine but also looks sophisticated on any dessert table. Plus, it’s a versatile treat – perfect as a make-ahead dessert that you can freeze and enjoy piece by piece.

Perfect Occasion: Ideal for celebrations, afternoon teas, or as a luxurious treat after a long day, this Swiss roll fits seamlessly into any setting. Its elegant appearance and decadent flavor profile make it a fantastic choice for birthdays, holidays, or any occasion that calls for a special touch.

Decoration Tips: While this Swiss roll looks stunning in its simplicity, you can elevate its appearance with a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of melted chocolate, or a scattering of edible flowers for a pop of color. For those special occasions, a few berries or a dollop of whipped cream on the side can add both visual appeal and a fresh flavor contrast.

For the Sponge Cake:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar, less two finger’s widths
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (28g)
  • ½ teaspoon instant coffee
  • ½ cup flour (63g)
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder (30g)
  • 1 packet baking powder
  • 1 packet vanilla
  • A pinch of salt

For the Cream:

  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 120g cream (for melting with chocolate)
  • 240g cold cream (chill in the freezer for 30 mins before use)


  1. Whip eggs and sugar until fluffy.
  2. Mix in vegetable oil, instant coffee, salt, and vanilla.
  3. Sift in flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder, then mix briefly.
  4. Spread the batter on a greased, parchment-lined 30×40 cm baking tray.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 175°C (347°F) for 7-8 minutes. Watch closely to prevent drying out.
  6. Immediately flip the baked cake onto a new piece of parchment paper dusted with cocoa powder, peel off the baking paper, roll up, and let cool.
  7. For the cream, melt chocolate with 120g cream using a double boiler method, then cool.
  8. Whip the cold cream until slightly thickened. Fold in the cooled chocolate mixture without overbeating to avoid separating.
  9. Unroll the cake, spread the cream evenly, and roll it back up. Decorate as desired.

Enjoy this Chocolate Lover’s Dream Swiss Roll, a dessert that combines the simplicity of baking with the sophistication of chocolate, making every slice a moment to savor. Enjoy!

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