Gail's Chocolate Mousse Swiss Roll

Preheat oven to 180°C and line a Swiss roll 36 x 28 cm baking tin with parchment paper.
In a mixing bowl sift:
1/2 cup cake flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Stir with a whisk to combine. Set aside.
In another bowl and using an electric beater add:
4 large eggs
2/3 cup castor sugar
Beat for 4 minutes until the mixture is fluffy and foamy
2 tbsp canola oil and beat until well incorporated
1/2 tsp instant coffee granules, then gradually add the dry ingredients until well combined
Pour batter into lined baking tin using a spatula to spread evenly into corners. Bake for 12 minutes until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
Take another piece of parchment paper the same size as your tin and sprinkle with cocoa powder. Place on a flat surface.
Once your cake has baked, remove from oven and flip over onto the 2nd sheet of paper. Carefully peel off the parchment paper that you baked the cake with. Now roll up the cake with the 2nd sheet of paper whilst still warm to prevent it cracking. Let it cool completely.
Chocolate Mousse Filling
150 g semi sweet chocolate/chocolate chips
1/2 cup whipping cream
Extra cocoa powder for dusting
Place a heatproof dish over a saucepan of gently boiling water. Add semi sweet chocolate or chocolate chips and cream and stir over medium heat until it has melted. Remove and cool slightly
In another mixing bowl beat 1 cup whipping cream until stiff, add the melted chocolate and beat to combine.
Unroll your cake once cooled spread with chocolate mousse filling. Re-roll and place in fridge for 1 hour before serving. Dust with extra cocoa powder
Recipe credit : Home Adventure Cooking
Prepared, tried and tested by:  Gail Haselsteiner

  • marymtf
    Posted at 16:27h, 02 March Reply

    My Swiss roll is out of the oven and rolled, using baking paper to stop it from cracking. So far, so good. That’s a great tip using baking paper, Esme. I’ve seen it done on the cooking channel with thick dish towels. Baking paper is much easier to handle..
    Am off to check on the melting chocolate. 🙂

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 17:12h, 02 March Reply

      Mwah – I am so so happy for you – I trust you already enjoyed it <3 . Please email me a picture if possible then I can add your above comment and the picture on the blog – That will be magic. Email to: [email protected]

  • marymtf
    Posted at 03:36h, 01 March Reply

    Fantastic. It’s my mums birthday this weekend. I’m going to try this cake out.

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 08:06h, 01 March Reply

      Fantastic, hope she will enjoy it. Let me know how it turned put please ❤️❤️

      • marymtf
        Posted at 12:54h, 01 March Reply

        Will do. What’s cake flour – here we have self raising flour or plain and then we have to add baking powder to help the cake rise.

  • grevisangel73
    Posted at 02:59h, 01 March Reply

    I have seen recipes before that called for castor sugar, but I can not find it, do you have to go to a specialty store?

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 08:05h, 01 March Reply

      No need, just add the regular sugar into a blender and pulse approx 15 times, or until the sugar becomes finely granulated and voila you have castor sugar.

      • grevisangel73
        Posted at 08:29h, 01 March Reply

        Oh really, thanks for that tip. I had a recipe for something, can’t remember now, and it called for that, and I looked all over for it. Thanks I learned something.

        • cookandenjoyrecipes
          Posted at 08:54h, 01 March Reply

          My absolute pleasure glad I could help.

          • grevisangel73
            Posted at 00:53h, 02 March

            If I need to substitute anything else I will be sure to shoot you a message.

          • cookandenjoyrecipes
            Posted at 06:38h, 02 March

            No problem, just check the blog and go to search and type in substitute and you will find an array of items, but for sure shoot me a note and I will do my best to help.

          • grevisangel73
            Posted at 21:44h, 03 March

            Oh wow, that would be so helpful.

          • cookandenjoyrecipes
            Posted at 07:58h, 04 March


  • Jhuls
    Posted at 21:14h, 28 February Reply

    I love Swiss rolls and this looks perfect. I hope I could have a slice or two right now! 😀

    • cookandenjoyrecipes
      Posted at 21:15h, 28 February Reply

      Yes that would be awesome, we can share the entire roll and enjoy it with a cup of tea or coffee, what do you think??

  • Blogtastic Food
    Posted at 14:00h, 28 February Reply


  • kelleysdiy
    Posted at 19:58h, 27 February Reply


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