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Swiss Roll

A lovely, nostalgia-infused treat that you can customise with your favourite filling.
Prep Time18 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, British, European
Keyword: swiss roll
Servings: 12 slice
Calories: 185kcal


  • 2 swiss roll tins (23 x 33 x 2-3cm)


  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar (caster or white)
  • 125 grams plain flour (all purpose flour) (1 cup, sifted first)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon warm water


  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 200 grams strawberry jam or thickened cream (or both)
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar


  • Grease two swiss roll tins (23 x 33 x 2-3cm) and line with baking paper.
  • Pre-heat oven to moderate (180 degrees celsius).
  • Beat egg whites until stiff.
  • Add sugar gradually, continuing to beat between each addition.
  • Whisk egg yolks together with the warm water.
  • Add egg yolks to mixture and beat again until well combined.
  • Sift flour together with baking powder and salt. Fold into mixture gradually until combined.
  • Add half of the mixture to each tin and smooth out to edges.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  • Allow cakes to cool in tin for 10 minutes.

Rolling and filling

  • Sprinkle two sheets of baking paper (slightly larger than the swiss roll tins) with caster sugar.
  • Carefully flip the warm sponge onto the baking paper sheets (and peel away the baking paper the sponges were cooked in).
  • Use the baking paper to roll the sponges up firmly and leave to cool completely.
  • When the sponges are cool, unroll gently. Spread the jam or cream (or both) filling evenly over the surface of the sponge, leaving a gap of about 5 cm at one end. Slowly roll the sponges up again.
  • Serve with the open edges on the bottom to keep the sponges tightly rolled. Dust with icing sugar.


Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 99IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg