serves / makes 6-8
12 prep time
12 mins cooking time


Everyone loves swiss roll so I thought I would have an attempt at making a dairy and gluten free chocolate swiss roll filled with buttercream. Who wouldn’t love this with a cup of tea/coffee as a nice afternoon treat.




For the swiss roll:

  • 6 eggs
  • 230g caster sugar
  • 130g gluten free plain flour
  • 20g dairy and gluten free cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

For the Chocolate Buttercream Filling:

  • 210g icing sugar
  • 40g gluten and dairy free cocoa powder
  • 125g dairy free spread


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 oC
  2. Beat together the caster sugar and eggs until light and fluffy
  3. Stir in the gluten free flour, cocoa powder and xanthan gum
  4. Pour into a shallow swiss roll tin about 13″ long
  5. Bake in the centre of the oven for 10-12 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven and trim about 1 cm off all the edges
  7. Place on a piece of sugared baking paper and roll up
  8. Leave to cool
  9. Beat together the icing sugar, cocoa powder and dairy free spread until light and creamy
  10. Unwrap the cake and spread on the chocolate buttercream
  11. Roll up the cake and serve

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