Hot Choc Swiss Roll

MAKES 8-10

PREPARATION TIME: 20 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 15-20 MINUTES

Roll up, roll up, roll up! This delicious cake version of hot chocolate with marshmallows and whipped cream is hard to beat when you’re after a slice of something nice and sweet.

Made using the Lakeland Swiss Roll Tin.

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder

For the filling

  • 175ml double cream

To decorate

  • 50g dark chocolate, melted
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Cocoa powder, for dusting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C/fan 160˚C/Gas 4. Grease the Swiss Roll Tin and line it with baking parchment.
  2. Put the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl and whisk with a handheld electric whisk until the mixture is thick and pale. Sift in the cocoa and fold in with a metal spoon.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until the mixture forms soft peaks. Fold the egg
    whites into the yolk mixture with a metal spoon a third at a time, being careful not to knock
    out the air.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until risen and springy.
    Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly in the tin.
  5. Turn the sponge out onto a sheet of baking parchment liberally dusted with cocoa. Peel off the attached baking parchment from the tin. Roll up the warm sponge, with the cocoa-dusted baking parchment, from one of the short ends until you have a short fat roll. Set aside whilst you whip up the double cream to form soft peaks.
  6. Unroll the cooled sponge and spread with the whipped cream. Re-roll the sponge tightly and chill in the fridge. Before serving, decorate with drizzled melted chocolate, mini marshmallows and a dusting of cocoa powder.