What Is Swiss Roll?
A Swiss roll cake is a kind of rolled-up sponge cake popular in Europe (where it is thought to have originated) and other parts of the world. It is traditionally made with sugar, eggs, and flour and has a filling of whipped cream, jam, or flavored icing.
How to Roll The Swiss Roll?
It is very important to properly roll your Swiss roll cake. To roll it, remove the thin sponge cake from the oven once fully baked and transfer to a clean and damp kitchen towel. Rest it for about a minute and start rolling from the shorter side to allow the heat of the cake and the steam from the damp towel to help with the rolling.
Leave this rolled, towel-covered cake alone until cooled completely, and then unroll and spread the filling. Re-roll the cake and peel off the parchment paper before transferring it to the fridge to set and reduce its tendency to fall apart on slicing.
What to Serve with a Swiss Roll?
Serve your Swiss roll with cream, cacao powder, chocolate ganache, shaved chocolate, powdered sugar, etc., on top. Add crushed peppermints if doing a holiday theme, and stretch fluffy microwaved marshmallows over the cake top. If looking for a lighter chocolate roll cake, skip the ganache and marshmallow fluff and top with chopped berries and nuts instead.
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How to Store a Swiss Roll Cake?
To store this Swiss roll recipe, wrap it up in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and keep it in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
If you'd rather freeze your roll cake, first flash freeze on a parchment-lined baking sheet until completely solid and then tightly wrap in two layers of plastic wrap and one layer of foil. Freeze for 3 months and defrost in the fridge after unwrapping. Then, reheat in the oven or microwave.