Peppermint Chocolate Swiss Roll Recipe

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Fluffy peppermint filling all rolled into a chocolate cake for a delicious swiss cake roll recipe. Easy treat to make that the whole family will love!

Did you grow up loving the Little Debbie Swiss Rolls? What am I saying, I STILL love them! This homemade version is easy to make, has cleaner ingredients, and can be totally customized to what flavors your family preferes. You’ll love this!

Main Ingredients:

  • Cocoa If you can find it easily, Dutch-processed cocoa has a higher fat content and lower starch content. That means it won’t dry out your recipes as much. But don’t stress…use what you have on hand.
  • Eggs, separated Beating the whites and yolks separately gives the cake a light and airy sponge reminiscent of our favorite Little Debbie versions.
  • Powdered Sugar We use powdered sugar in this recipe because it dissolves quickly and allows for a tender crumb.
  • Cream Cheese The cream cheese adds the right tangy creaminess that gives this filling it’s delicious and creamy flavor.

Make the Chocolate Cake:

  • Beat the egg yolks. You want them to be creamy and bright yellow in color.
  • Sift and stir the dry ingredients together.
  • Beat the dry ingredients into the egg yolk. Add in the dry ingredients and beat it all together just until well blended.
  • Add in the vanilla.
  • Beat the egg whites and fold them in gently. Very, very gently fold the whites in just until mixed. Don’t overmix, you don’t want to let any air out.
  • Bake the cake in a jelly roll pan or cookie sheet pan with edges. Err on the side of under-bake, in this case. Over-baking will cause cracking when you try to roll it.
  • Roll the cake up in a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar acts like flour without drying out the cake.
  • Let cool and then unroll and spread the frosting on.

How to Make the Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat the cream cheese and butter together with a mixer until it is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the vanilla and salt and give it a stir.
  • With the mixer on low, gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture on the chocolate cake (after you unroll it).
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermints all over the spread cream cheese mixture.
  • Gently roll the swiss roll back up. Slice it up and eat it!!!
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Peppermint Chocolate Swiss Roll Recipe

Fluffy peppermint filling all rolled into a chocolate cake for a delicious swiss cake roll recipe. Easy treat to make that the whole family will love!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake, chocolate cake, peppermint
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
# of servings 8 servings

Ingredients

Chocolate Swiss Cake

  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 cup Sifted powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup Sifted flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Cocoa
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 5 egg Whites stiffly beaten

Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ cup butter unsalted, softened
  • 8 Oz Cream cheese (1 pkg) softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 4 cups Powdered sugar
  • ½ cup Red peppermint candies crushed in food processeor

Instructions

How to Make Chocolate Swiss Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored.
  • Sift powdered sugar, flour, salt and cocoa together.
  • Beat the dry ingredients into the egg yolks until well blended.
  • Add vanilla
  • Fold in the egg whites.
  • Spray a 10×15 cookie sheet (with edge) with nonstick spray and line with parchment paper.
  • Pour cake mixture in the baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, until the center springs back when pushed with a finger.
  • Lightly dust a clean dish towel with powdered sugar. Loosen cake around edges with a knife and invert onto towel while still warm. Peel off parchment paper.
  • Roll up cake gently, rolling the towel in the cake.
  • Wrap tightly in the towel to hold the shape.
  • Once the cake has cooled, spread cream cheese frosting on the cake, sprinkle with the crushed candy and roll like a jelly roll.

How to Make Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Combine butter and cream cheese into a mixing bowl and beat with a stand or hand mixer, until well-combined, creamy and lump free.
  • Add vanilla extract and salt and stir well.
  • With a mixer on the low setting, gradually add powdered sugar until completely combined.
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