Saturday, February 15, 2014

Swiss Rolls with Fresh Jam (or Pink Chocolate!)

Valentine's Day was just over, we had a little gift exchange (unplanned but somehow we bough each other a surprise) but other than that no special celebration, just a family reunion dinner since it coincide with last day of the Chinese New Year, Chap Goh Meh, 元宵节.

The next morning, since it's a relaxing Saturday, I thought of baking something to make up for the day. Hence, this strawberry chocolate Swiss rolls and some mini heart shape cupcakes.

Since I've got some extra cake mix, just baked these mini cupcakes with tiny pink hearts (shaped the melted chocolate using a toothpick)

Pretty strawberry chocolate, ready to spread.

Preparing Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1 loaf

Ingredient A:
5 medium eggs
80gm confectionary sugar (this has been reduced from original 100gm)
60gm corn flour
A dash of salt

Ingredient B:
Unsweetened Strawberry jam with chocolate chips
80gm melted strawberry chocolate 

Note: melted chocolate is not the most ideal replacement but when you are out of ingredients you just have to make do with the best possible choice.. Somehow these fresh pink color really stands out.

1. Line a baking tray with baking sheet, brush a thin layer of melted butter or cooking oil over the baking sheet. Preheat oven to 160°c.

2. Sift all ingredient A into a mixer bowl, add the eggs one by one and mix on high speed for about 10 minutes, or until it became fluffy and risen.

3. Using a spatula, spread out the cake mixture evenly onto the baking tray. Lightly tap on the table top lightly to ensure no bubbles in the mixture. 

4. Bake the cake mixture in middle section of the oven for 15 minutes.

5. Place the cake upside down and tear off the baking sheet from the cake while its still warm, spread a layer of strawberry jam follow with some chocolate chips. Starting from one edge, slowly roll the cake into a roll. (I replaced with strawberry chocolate melt since I ran out of the jam)

5. You may slice it up and eat it immediately (like us!) or wrap it in a cling foam and chill for 1 hour before serving (ideal if using jam or whipped cream). 

Just a Note..
Most recipes call for whipped cream, but I prefer using unsweetened jam which is more natural and less sweet. This chocolate version is unplanned for and just once in a blue moon sweet treat. 

Happy belated Valentine's day to you and your loved one.


  1. looks very attractive and yummy :)

    1. Thanks Kiks! The roll remain soft on 3rd day.. But jam would be a better choice :)