Cake Dessert

Heart Swirl Chocolate Swiss Roll


I made a double batch of strawberry buttercream yesterday and I wanted to use it up. So I experimented with making heart swirls today on my swiss roll.

Ingredients (Makes a regular 8 inch roll)

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 egg whites
  • 2/3 cups cake flour
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

Get your ingredients ready
Sift all your dry ingredients together. (Cake flour, baking soda, salt)
Preheat oven to 180*C

Line your pan 8×12 tray with wax paper

Beat your egg yolks, vanilla essence, until creamy, adding 1/3 cup of sugar gradually.

In a separate mixing bowl, beat your egg whites and gradually add your 1/3 cup sugar until you get stiff peaks like this.

 Fold in your yolk mixture, and gradually fold in your dry ingredients.
Then fold in melted butter.

Scoop out about 9 tbsp of your batter into another bowl.
This is to drop into your chocolate batter to get the heart shape swirls.
Sift in the 2 tbsp of cocoa powder into the main batter, and fold until incorporated 

Pour your chocolate mixture into prepared tray.

Spread evenly.

Using a tablespoon, drop the white batter on the chocolate batter where you want the hearts to be.

Use a chopstick to create the swirls.

From the top of the white batter, insert the chopstick to the end of the pan and pull in downwards.

Bake for 12-15 mins. 

Let cool for 5 mins

Flip the cake on another wax paper.
You can dust the wax paper with icing sugar if u want. 
It helps with the rolling/cracking/sticking of the cake.

Using the wax paper to help you, roll it up tightly, and leave to cool on a wire rack.
Here you can see that my cake peeled a little. That is because I only baked my cake for 10 minutes. I should have let it bake for a minute or 2 longer. 🙁 Oh well, maybe next time!

When your cake is cooled, apply whatever filling you want till about 1 inch all round and roll it up.
Leave it in your fridge to chill until filling is set.

Trim of the edges and enjoy!

Bon appetit!

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  • Reply
    Monu Teena
    17 December, 2013 at 9:09 am

    will try swiss roll recipe.. i tried that on last week but it didnt turned out great 🙁 i think will try your recipe Shar kay 🙂

    • Reply
      17 December, 2013 at 12:35 pm

      Hi Monu! Thanks for stopping by! Yeah Swiss rolls are really tricky and takes a little practice to get the right consistency. Good luck playing with the recipe hun!

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