Chocolate Swiss Rolls
Swiss rolls may be one of my favorite treats, but we all know the prepackaged, preservative-filled swiss rolls you can pick up at the grocery store isn’t the healthiest option. Just recently, one of my coworkers (who happens to have celiac disease) asked me to make some gluten-free swiss rolls. I decided to whip up some homemade dark chocolate swiss rolls, then tweaked it to make this dessert gluten-free!
4 tbsp dark cocoa
4 tbsp potato starch
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup organic sugar
1 tsp Himalayan salt
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a small bowl, sift together cocoa and potato starch. Set aside until needed.
Using an egg separator or your hands, separate eggs into two bowls. Beat egg yolks and add vanilla and sugar. Continue beating until well incorporated and then add in the cocoa and starch mixture. Mix well.
Beat egg whites, then add in Himalayan salt and beat until stiff but not dry.
With a silicone spatula, slowly fold in cocoa mixture until completely combined.
Line a 10×15 jelly roll pan with wax paper, then lightly grease the paper. Spread the dough in the pan and bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
Place a large piece of parchment paper down on a clean counter. Then, transfer the baked roll upside down onto the parchment paper, then peel off the wax paper. Allow to cool for three minutes before rolling the parchment paper into a traditional swiss roll. This will let the cake cool in the roll shape, which will make it easier to re-roll after you add the whipped cream filling.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
In large metal bowl, whip heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form and the sugar is fully dissolved.
Unroll the cake from the parchment paper and spread the whipped cream over the cake, then roll up jelly roll style.
Using a double boiler or the microwave, melt a half cup of dark chocolate chips (or more!) and spread evenly across the top and sides of the swiss roll.
Now all you have to do is sprinkle with some powered sugar, cut, and serve these easy, gluten-free Chocolate Swiss Rolls!