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Best Chocolate Roulade Recipe

Best chocolate roulade recipe, or Chocolate Swiss Roll, the ultimate dessert for all the chocoholics out there. Super easy to make, and so delicious, you better grab a slice before it’s gone.

A white plate with a sliced chocolate roulade and some flowers in the background

An impressive dessert is all we need for any occasion. But honestly, who has time to waste baking complicated desserts that might end up being a complete disaster?

Not to worry, this is an easy-peasy one that can’t possibly go wrong, it’s in the oven in less than 10 minutes, and the chocolate filling and glaze are ready in no time, just a bit of patience is needed for everything to cool down.

But that’s pretty much it. Some good-quality cocoa powder, some nice milk chocolate (or dark, it’s entirely up to you), and the rest of the ingredients can always be found  in the kitchen, l’m sure. Christmas, New Year, Easter, Valentine’s Day, birthday celebrations? Chocolate roulade all the way.

Overhead shot of a white plate with a chocolate roulade and 3 slices of roulade with a bunch of flowers next to it

And for those who say they don’t like chocolate, well, too bad. More for us, the hard-core chocolate consumers ? And if you want to feel less guilty, well, dark chocolate is supposed to be super good for the body, so just use dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, and problem sorted.

Just turn a blind eye to that sugar, butter, etc ha No time to bake? How about some  No-bake triple chocolate cheesecake with mascarpone?

I for one love chocolate and can’t possibly stay away from it. I do try tough to have good days when I don’t touch any naughtiness, but then it’s boring without, isn’t it? And when you know you can bake this beauty so easily, why not give it a try?

You have to be careful with the baking time, if you leave the sponge for too long, it will harden and you won’t be able to roll it without breaking it.  Every oven is different, so l would start checking on it after 8 minutes to be on the safe side. The rest is easy peasy.

3 slices of chocolate roulade on a white plate

 

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Chocolate roulade
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Best Chocolate Roulade Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Best chocolate roulade recipe or Chocolate Swiss Roll, a delightful dessert for all the chocoholics out there.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 1 roulade
Calories: 3701 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
For the sponge:
  • 5 eggs
  • a pinch of salt
  • 5 tbsp caster sugar
  • 5 tbsp self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 5 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the chocolate filling
  • 200 g dark or milk chocolate (7oz)
  • 100 g double cream (3 oz)
  • 50 g unsalted butter (2 oz)
For the glaze:
  • 100 g icing or powder sugar (3 oz)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tbsp boiling water
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
Instructions
  1. To make the sponge, make sure that the eggs are at room temperature before you start.
  2. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / 375 F.

  3. Separate the egg whites from the yolks, and using an electric mixter, beat the whites with the pinch of salt until it forms soft peaks
  4. Add the caster sugar and continue to beat until it forms stiff peaks and it’s has a shiny meringue-like consistency.

  5. Add the egg yolks one by one and mix well.
  6. No need to use a mixter from now on, a silicone spatula would do just fine.

  7. In go the flour, oil, cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla extract.

  8. Fold in the ingredients gently, making sure the batter is smooth and lump free.
  9. Line a rectangle baking tray with non-stick baking paper and spread the batter evenly.
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes until the sponge is well risen.

To make the filling
  1. Pour the double cream in a pan and place on a low heat.

  2. Break the chocolate into pieces and add them to the pan.
  3. Stir gently so that the chocolate can melt, then remove from the heat, mix in the butter and leave to cool completely.
To make the glaze
  1. For the chocolate glaze, combine all ingredients together, then leave to cool.

To assemble
  1. Spread the chocolate cream over the sponge, leaving about 1-2 cm around the edges, then carefully roll into a big sausage.

  2. Pour the chocolate glaze over, then refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours.
Recipe Notes

Click on the US Customary link to see the measurements displayed in cups and ounces.

The servings can be adjusted by clicking the number next to Servings.

Nutrition Facts
Best Chocolate Roulade Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3701 Calories from Fat 2412
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 268g 412%
Saturated Fat 107g 535%
Cholesterol 1062mg 354%
Sodium 398mg 17%
Potassium 1287mg 37%
Total Carbohydrates 323g 108%
Dietary Fiber 19g 76%
Sugars 262g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 78.1%
Calcium 26.9%
Iron 70.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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