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Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake

This Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake Recipe is a show stopping, ridiculously sweet and rich dessert that will blow your socks off!
Course Cake, Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake, Swiss Roll, Swiss Roll Cake, Swiss Roll Recipe
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 15 servings
Calories 351kcal
Author Lauren

Ingredients

for the cake-

for the marshmallow filling-

  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 7 oz marshmallow fluff 1 container
  • 1 tablespoon milk if needed

for chocolate glaze/frosting-

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/4 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

for the cake-

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15-1/2x10-1/2x1-inch jelly-roll pan with foil; generously grease foil. Sprinkle linen or thin cotton towel with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
    towel with powder on it
  • Beat egg whites in large bowl until soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
    whipped egg whites in a bowl
  • Beat egg yolks and vanilla in medium bowl on medium speed of mixer 3 minutes. Gradually add remaining 1/3 cup granulated sugar; continue beating 2 additional minutes.
    egg sugar mixture on a paddle attachment
  • Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt;
    mixed dry ingredients in a bowl
  • add to egg yolk mixture alternately with water, beating on low speed just until batter is smooth.
    chocolate cake batter
  • Gradually fold chocolate mixture into beaten egg whites until well blended.
    mixing in whipped egg whites
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
    pouring chocolate swiss roll cake batter into a greased baking sheet
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Immediately loosen cake from edges of pan; invert onto prepared towel. Carefully peel off foil.
    taking parchment paper off of baked swiss roll cake
  • Immediately roll cake and towel together starting from narrow end; place on a wire rack to cool completely.
    towel rolled

for the marshmallow filling-

  • Stir butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla together to start incorporating.
    icing ingredients in a stand mixer
  • Add in the marshmallow fluff and whip it good for 1 minute. Scrape sides and stir again briefly. If you think it's too thick, add in 1 tablespoon milk.
    scooping marshmallow fluff
  • Unroll cooled cake, spread the frosting evenly across the entire thing, then roll up again gently. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours until the filling firms up. While cooling prepare the chocolate frosting.
    rolled chocolate swiss roll cake with marshmallow filling

for chocolate glaze/frosting-

  • Melt butter, chocolate chips, cocoa, and milk together in a small pot over low heat. Once everything has melted together, remove from heat then stir in powdered sugar and vanilla.
    mixing chocolate glaze
  • Once the swiss roll is cooled remove plastic wrap and place cake roll onto a cooling rack with foil underneath to catch any drips.
    chocolate swiss roll cake
  • Pour warm frosting over cake, using the back of the spoon to spread gently, covering every exposed part of the cake.
    pouring chocolate glaze over chocolate swiss roll cake
  • Top with sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes until frosting has firmed up.
    sprinkles on a glazed swiss roll cake
  • Slice into pieces and serve.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 43g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg