I think…or at least hope every one of you have at least tried a Little Debbie Swiss Roll at one point in your life. They are so nostalgic. Even though the ganache on the outside of a Little Debbie is almost waxy…? They are still somehow so delicious and nostalgic tasting.
Luckily for all of you, this recipe does not have a waxy ganache. It’s luscious, smooth, and rich. In this recipe I give you everything you love about these chocolate Swiss Rolls but with ingredients you can trust. Because everyone deserves to indulge on their favorite sweets, but having them homemade makes them even better. With this recipe you can have them whenever you’d like!
Making The Chocolate Swiss Roll Batter
This Chocolate Swiss Roll recipe is similar to my Designed Swiss Roll recipe where we make and prepare the base of the batter then whip and fold in stiff peaked egg whites. This will always create the fluffiest of cakes that are moist and soft enough to allow us to roll them up without tearing then unravel them once cooled to fill and roll back up.
This recipe makes enough for two regular large sized Swiss Rolls. If you’d prefer to not make the the small individual Swiss Rolls like I do, simply roll and assemble the Swiss Rolls just as you would with the small ones. Once the cake is out of the oven, remove it from the pan and immediately roll up in parchment paper or a damp rag. Keep scrolling to see the different size variations you can assemble this cake as.
Assembling Copycat Swiss Rolls
This is getting to the fun part, watching all of your hard work come to life 🙂 As you can see in the pictures, the swiss roll cut in have has a beautiful swirl. I experimented with different sized swiss rolls for this recipe and broke down the three different rolling techniques in three graphics below. The dotted lines represent the different cuts made into the cake to achieve different sizes! I hope these help!
The first Swiss Roll size variation is the standard sized large roll, similar to a yule log. This recipe would make enough for two of these. You can cut the recipe in half if you only want one Roll. This size is easiest to assemble.
This Swiss Roll size variation will give you that lovely swirl effect when sliced in half similar to the first variation but they will be smaller in size. This size will still be larger than the copycat little debbie swiss rolls.
This is the size variation you see in the video. These slices will best result in the closest copycat version to the little debbie Swiss Rolls. The smaller you cut the cake the more Swiss Rolls you’ll end up with.
Choosing a Swiss Roll Size
Regardless of whatever size you decide to go with please note that they all taste just like a copycat little debbie swiss roll cake that we all love, remember, and enjoy! 🙂 If you are serving a crowd, the more elegant approach would be to create the first size variation of creating a large Swiss Roll. The second option will still have the swirl effect when you slice them open. The last option, as discussed above, will best represent the size and shape of the little debbie swiss rolls.Yum