Strawberry Almond Swiss Roll (Gluten Free)
Recipe type: Dessert
For making cake
  • Large eggs - 4 (separate yolks and whites)
  • Granulated sugar- ¾ cup
  • Almond extract or vanilla extract- ¼ tsp
  • All purpose flour- ½ cup
  • Salt- ¼ tsp
  • Confectioners sugar or powdered sugar for dusting- 3 to 4 tbsp
For making Strawberry filling and Whipped-cream frosting
  • Strawberry syrup (thick syrup) or spread- ¼ cup
  • Heavy cream- 2¼ cups
  • Sugar- ¼ cup
For Garnishing
  • Roasted almonds
  • Colored sugar balls
  • Glitters
Making cake
  1. Separate egg yolks and whites from the 4 eggs.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk egg yolks along with ½ cup granulated sugar until pale yellow ( You could use an electric hand mixer to gently beat it).
  3. Add almond or vanilla extract and flour to the yolk mixture, whisk just until combined (don't over mix the batter).
  4. In another large bowl, using an electric hand mixer beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form.
  5. Slowly add the remaining ¼ cup sugar (1 tablespoon at a time) and beat until the egg whites turn stiff.
  6. First, whisk in one-third of the beaten egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  7. Gently fold in the remaining beaten egg white using a rubber spatula, keep aside.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  9. Grease a 10-by-15 inch baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  10. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper.
  11. Coat the parchment paper with non-stick cooking spray.
  12. Spread the prepared cake batter evenly on the parchment paper.
  13. Bake for 15 minutes until a fork inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  14. After 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet from the oven.
  15. Gently run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen up the cake.
  16. Dust the top of the cake with confectioners sugar.
  17. Place another parchment paper on the top of the cake and gently invert the cake on it.
  18. Peel off the parchment paper that's now on top of the cake.
  19. Starting from a short side of the cake, gently roll the cake along with the parchment paper.
  20. Place the seam side or the side where the rolling ended down on a baking sheet and let cool for 20 minutes.
Making strawberry filling and Whipped-cream frosting
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk strawberry syrup with ¼ cup cream, set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer beat the remaining 2 cups of heavy cream with sugar till soft and stiff peaks form.
  3. Fold half of the prepared whipped cream into the strawberry filling, this is to spread on the cake.
  4. The remaining whipped cream is the whipped-cream frosting to spread over the swiss roll.
How to assemble
  1. After 20 minutes of cooling the rolled cake.
  2. Gently unroll the cake.
  3. Spread the prepared strawberry filling on the cake, leaving a ½-inch border.
  4. Starting from a short side of the cake, gently re-roll the cake along with the filling.
  5. This time discard the parchment paper.
  6. Place the seam side or the side where the rolling ended down on a platter.
  7. Spread over and the sides of the roll with whipped cream frosting.
  8. Using a flat spatula, clean the frosting so that it's spread evenly. Or using a fork gently run over the frosting to make lines.
  9. Garnish the top with roasted almonds, colored sugar balls, sprinkles, glitters, etc as per your preference.
  10. Refrigerate the swiss roll for at least 2 hours or keep it overnight.
  11. While serving, using a sharp knife slice into rolls of 1 to 2 inches wide.
  12. Enjoy this delicious swiss roll with your dear ones.
  13. This roll tastes delicious and sets really well the next day, so it will be good if you refrigerate this overnight.
•You could use any kind of flavor for the filling: chocolate, apricot, caramel etc. Use a thick syrup or spread.
•To cut down the preparation time, you could use store bought whipped cream frosting.
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