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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
Servings 8 servings


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


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 10x15 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.