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Vanilla Apricot Jam Swiss Roll slices on a glass serving plate

Vanilla Apricot Jam Swiss Roll

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  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 slices 1x
  • Cuisine: Austria


Soft, sweet, and full of jam, this Vanilla Apricot Jam Swiss Roll is easy to roll and makes for a simple yet impressive dessert!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup of cold water
  • castor sugar to roll for sugar crust
  • Smooth Apricot Jam


In a mixing bowl, mix with an electric mixer on high, castor sugar and egg yolks until creamy.

Add vanilla essence and mix.

Add a little bit of water to the mixture.

In a different mixing bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.

Add to the sugar and egg mixture and mix well.

Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the batter, adding the rest of the cold water.

Fold until just incorporated.

Pour batter into lined greased pan and bake for 20 min at 180 degrees Celsius. 15 minutes in the Thermofan oven.

When it’s ready to come out of the oven, prepare a kitchen cloth by sprinkling it with a layer of castor sugar.

Tip the swiss roll face-first onto the cloth.

Roll quickly to set form.

Unroll when it is still warm to add your filling of Apricot jam OR Nestlè caramel treat or any other filling you like.

Roll again and cut in desirable pieces.


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The origins of the term are unclear. In spite of the name "Swiss roll", the cake is believed to have originated elsewhere in Central Europe, likely Austria. It appears to have been invented in the nineteenth century, along with Battenberg, doughnuts, and Victoria sponge.
Alternative names: Jelly roll, roll cake

What is the difference between a Roulade and Swiss roll?

swiss roll is always made up of cake being rolled with a filing, whereas a roulade can be rolled using other pastries or can even be savoury with a meat filling.


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 141
  • Sugar: 18
  • Sodium: 129
  • Fat: 2
  • Saturated Fat: 1
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 28
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 3
  • Cholesterol: 62

Keywords: Swiss roll. Jelly roll, roll cake

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