Chocolate Swiss Roll (Gluten Free) - A simple recipe for the most indulgent chocolate Swiss roll. With a moist and decadent gluten free chocolate sponge, a mascarpone whipped cream filling, and a super luscious chocolate ganache glaze. Every chocolate lover’s dream come true. Swiss roll recipe. Roulade recipe. Cake roll recipe. Chocolate cake. Mascarpone frosting. Gluten free dessert recipe. Gluten free cake. Chocolate dessert recipes. Easy desserts. Easy cake recipe. #chocolate #cake
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Chocolate Swiss Roll (Gluten Free)

A simple recipe for the most indulgent chocolate Swiss roll. With a moist and decadent gluten free chocolate sponge, a mascarpone whipped cream filling, and a super luscious chocolate ganache glaze. This is, without doubt, every chocolate lover’s dream come true.

Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten Free
Keyword chocolate cake roll, chocolate Swiss roll, how to make a Swiss roll, roulade recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

For gluten free chocolate sponge:

  • 2 oz (60 g) dark chocolate, chopped (I love Guittard's 64% and 72% chocolate – you can use either, depending on how bitter-sweet you want the sponge to be)
  • 1/2 stick (57 g) unsalted butter
  • 4 medium eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (90 g) plain gluten free flour blend (I've used a simple shop-bought gluten free flour blend containing only rice, potato and maize flour with no added xanthan gum)
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

For mascarpone whipped cream filling:

  • 1 cup (240 mL) heavy/double cream
  • 4 - 5 tbsp (30 - 40 g) powdered/icing sugar (I prefer a less sweet filling, but feel free to increase the amount of powdered sugar according to taste)
  • 1/4 cup (56 g) mascarpone cheese

For chocolate ganache glaze:

  • 6 oz (175 g) ~60% dark chocolate, chopped (I recommend Guittard's 64% chocolate – if you use a higher cocoa percentage chocolate, you will need to increase the amount of cream to reach the right pouring consistency)
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp (265 mL) heavy/double cream

Instructions

For gluten free chocolate sponge:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 355 ºF (180 ºC) and line a 10 x 15 inch (25 x 38 cm) baking tray or sheet with baking/greaseproof paper.

  2. In a heat-proof bowl above a pot of simmering water, melt the chocolate and butter together smooth and glossy. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.

  3. In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, or with a hand mixer with the double beater attachments, whisk together the eggs and sugar until pale, fluffy and about tripled in volume.

  4. Add the melted chocolate and whisk for a few seconds until fully incorporated.

  5. Sift together the dry ingredients (gluten free flour blend, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt), and fold them gently into the fluffy chocolate mixture, until no flour clumps remain.

  6. Transfer to the lined baking sheet and bake at 355 ºF (180 ºC) until an inserted toothpick comes out clean (about 10 - 12 minutes).

  7. Once baked, leave the sponge in the baking tray for 2 minutes, then turn it out of the baking tray onto a piece of baking paper generously dusted with powdered sugar. Peel away the top layer of baking paper, and roll up the sponge. Leave it cool completely.

For mascarpone whipped cream filling:

  1. In a big bowl, whip together heavy/double cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. You can use a stand or hand mixer – or even do it by hand.

  2. Once at the soft peak stage, fold in the mascarpone cheese. You will get a  smooth filling that spreads easily but will also hold its shape.

For chocolate ganache glaze:

  1. Place the chopped dark chocolate into a heat-proof bowl.

  2. In a saucepan, bring the heavy/double cream to a boil, then pour it over the chocolate. Allow this to stand for 2 - 3 minutes, then stir until smooth. You should get a smooth runny ganache that's easily pourable.

Assembling the chocolate Swiss roll:

  1. Gently unroll the cooled sponge, and spread the filling into an even layer onto top.

  2. Carefully re-roll the sponge, and chill it in the fridge for about 1/2 hour.

  3. Once chilled, drizzle the Swiss roll with the chocolate ganache glaze. (If the glaze is to firm, reheat it briefly in the microwave or over some simmering water.)

  4. Allow the chocolate ganache glaze to set, and enjoy!

Storage:

  1. The chocolate Swiss roll keeps well for 3 - 4 days in a cool dry space (the fridge works too), wrapped in cling film or in a closer container.