Chocolate Swiss Roll


This chocolate Swiss roll is a simpler and smaller version of Beth Le Manach's Buche de Noel. It takes time but is worth the effort.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 40 mins
1 roll cake


  • 1 serving cooking spray


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, or more as needed

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon baking soda

  • 3 eggs

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ tablespoons melted butter


  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (such as Nutella®)


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spray a jelly roll or sheet pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.

  2. Sift flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda together in a medium bowl.

  3. Beat eggs and sugar in another bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until tripled in volume, about 5 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Beat in dry ingredients on low speed in thirds, alternating with melted butter, until just combined. Pour into the prepared pan (the thickness should be less than 1/4 inch).

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 8 to 9 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

  5. Flip cake upside-down out of the pan onto a new sheet of parchment paper. Remove the used parchment paper from the top of the cake gently. Roll cake, starting at one end of the paper, into a tube until it is completely rolled into the parchment. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

  6. Whip cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Mix in chocolate-hazelnut spread. Roll out the cake and spread filling evenly. Roll up the cake with the filling, keeping in mind that the cake might crack or tear easily.

Cook's Notes:

If any filling was leftover, add it to the cut slices of the roll when serving.

Use a bread knife to cut the cake to make sure it won't squeeze while cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

270 Calories
20g Fat
19g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 270
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 56%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 209mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 113mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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