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Sponge Cake Swiss Roll Recipe

Updated on June 27, 2011

Sponge cake from scratch

This fat less cake is often the best base for a dreamy chocolate Swiss roll. You can also use it to make a strawberry or mixed fruit jam Swiss roll.

Word of Advice – the sponge cake needs to be baked in an oven. Not in the microwave. Although if you have the convection feature in your microwave use it in the conventional manner and you should be just fine.


6 eggs

1 and half cup powdered sugar

2 cups flour


Put the oven on at 300 c to preheat while you mix the batter.

Separate the egg yolks and whites.

Add the powdered sugar to the egg whites and beat with electrical hand mixer till stiff.

Then add the yolks and beat again till well blended.

Sieve the flour a couple of times through a fine strainer to remove any lumps and knots.

Now fold in the flour into egg and sugar mixture.

Pour batter into the baking dish and bake at 300 c for 20 to 30 minutes.

Now if you are making a Swiss roll out of it cut the cake into half horizontally before it cools.

Use the chocolate icing (or jam mixed with some spoons of water to liquidity it) as the filling and roll up the cake.

Wrap the roll in cling film and leave to set in the fridge for an hour.

Once it has cooled and set cut out thin slices of the Swiss roll wheels.

The whole Swiss role with chocolate stuffing is the ideal base for a Yule Log cake.

Note - you can use a deep dish to make a thicker slice. Then you can get soft slices. If you prefer a crunchy base use a shallow dish.


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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Thank you Hello Hello.

      Rohit, this hub was written just for you :)

      Peti, thank you, hope you enjoy it.

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      peti 6 years ago

      Oh this looks wonderful! I've been trying to find a great recipe for sponge cake to use in trifle. Thank you for sharing!

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      Rohit Rai 6 years ago

      Thanks a tonn ma'am....will definitely try iy n send u d reviews....keep in touch

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Sounds great and I sure it will taste great.

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      cashmere 6 years ago from India

      Soul whisperer, my neighbors are happier than my family!

      Rumpa, wish we were in the same place again. Would love to send cake over.

      50 caliber, how about sharing that decadent recipe?

      Thanks Sweeties and BkCreative.

      Let me know when you do KoffeeKlatch Gals.

      If done right it is danfresnourban

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      danfresnourban 6 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Sounds delicious, is the end result very light and fluffy?

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      Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Looks delicious and sounds delicious. I must try this recipe.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I would love this. I like a bit of sweet but by all means it should be excellent.

      Thanks for a great recipe. Yay! And rated up!

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      sweetie1 6 years ago from India

      wow mouth watering.. i am going to try it one day for sure. Sponge cake has been my weakness .. thanks for the post.

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      Great recipe! I love to bake bread and other goodies, I don't care for cake unless it is a uber moist even fallen like a strawberry recipe I have, and go out of my way to make it fall. This sounds like a winner, I will try it and let you know, thank you, 50

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      rumpa 6 years ago

      thnx...remembering chandigarh dayz......planni g to download these pages of urs.

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Sounds and looks delicious. Your family are very lucky to have you.