Basic Swiss Roll Cake

Preparation: 20 min
Cooking time: 35 min
Waiting time: 20 min
Portion: 1 roll 25 cm
Level: 2/5


  1. Sponge cake
    -Egg: 3
    -All purpose flour: 40 gr
    -Corn starch: 20 gr
    -Cooking oil: 20 gr
    -Milk: 10 gr
    -Sugar: 60 gr
    -Cream of tartar: ½ tsp or 1/2 tsp of lime juice
    -Salt: a pinch
  2. Filling
    -Strawberry jam: 75-100 gr
  3. Decorating
    -Powdered sugar: 5-10 gr

Kitchen utensil
-Baking tray: 1
-Electric hand beater: 1


  1. Sponge cake
  • Preheat the oven at 175 Celsius degree in 15 min
  • Separate the egg yolk and egg white in 2 bowl
  • Add a pinch of salt and cream of tartar into bowl of white egg
  • Use egg whisk machine to beat the egg white until small bubbles appear
  • Slowly add the sugar in mixing bowl, then whisk the egg white at high speed until soft peak (meringue).
  • Add separately each egg yolk to meringue bowl and whisk at slow speed.
  • Slowly pour and whisk oil and milk into the mixture
  • Sieve the flour to mixture bowl. Use the spatula and fold the batter until the flour completely blended
  • Place the parchment paper to the baking tray. Pour the batter onto.
  • Bake the batter at 175 Celsius degree in 30-35 min until it baked (the surface bounces when pressing the finger on it).
  • Remove the baking tray from oven.

2. Rolling

  • Use a knife to separate the edge of sponge cake from baking tray.
  • Sieve a thin layer of sugar powder on its surface
  • Place a parchment paper on sponge cake surface, then place a tray or cutting board on and flip it up.
  • Remove the baked paper, place another one on sponge cake and flip again.
  • Roll the cake when it’s still warm that will help to maintain roll shape and prevent it from breaking when rolling with jam.
  • Let it sit in 5 minutes, then spread it out.
  • Spread a thin layer of your favorite jam on the sponge cake, then reroll and wrap it up with plastic wrap.
  • Place the roll cake in fridge in 15-20 before serving.
  • Decorate with a thin layer of powder sugar and serve with fresh fruits.
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