Dark Chocolate Swiss Roll: A Coeliac-Friendly Dessert Delight

Dark Chocolate Swiss Roll: A Coeliac-Friendly Dessert Delight

Hello, baking enthusiasts! Today, we're rolling up a classic dessert with a twist. We bring you a Dark Chocolate Swiss Roll that's not only tantalizingly delicious but also friendly for people with coeliac disease.

For the Cake:

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 35 grams cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt

For the Filling:


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C and line a 33 x 23 cm baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Beat the egg yolks with half the sugar until thick and creamy. Stir in the cocoa powder.
  3. In another bowl, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the cocoa mixture.
  5. Spread the mixture into the prepared tray and bake for 12-15 minutes until set.
  6. Immediately turn the cake onto a tea towel dusted with cocoa powder. Roll up the cake with the towel and let it cool.
  7. For the filling, heat the cream in a saucepan until it just begins to boil. Pour over the chopped chocolate, let it sit for a minute, then stir until smooth.
  8. Unroll the cooled cake, spread the chocolate filling, then re-roll without the towel.

And voila, your coeliac-friendly, dark chocolate Swiss roll is ready to enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions:
Why use dark chocolate for the filling?
Dark chocolate, especially our 80.3% variant, offers a rich, intense flavor that beautifully complements the Swiss roll. Plus, dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants and has less sugar than other types of chocolate.

Can I make this Swiss roll dairy-free?
Yes, you can replace the heavy cream in the filling with a dairy-free alternative like coconut cream.

How do I prevent the Swiss roll from cracking?
Rolling the cake while it's still warm and allowing it to cool in the rolled position helps prevent cracking.

Can I add other flavors to this Swiss roll?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to add a splash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of orange zest to the cake batter for a flavor twist.

How should I store this Swiss roll?
This dark chocolate Swiss roll can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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