Jammy Swiss Roll


After a chilled sunny Sunday, I fancied a little bit of baking. Since we haven’t done a big shop this weekend, I had to make do with what I had in the flat! After a quick flick through a few of my cookbooks, I settled on a ‘Raspberry Jelly Roll’ from the third Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook ‘Home Sweet Home’.

I adapted it a bit and added a lemon cream cheese frosting to the raspberry jam filling to give it a bit of a fresh zing!


4 eggs separated
180g caster sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
120g plain flour
3/4tsp baking powder
1/4tsp baking powder
1/4tsp salt
Icing sugar for dusting
160g raspberry jam

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting (Optional):

300g icing Sugar
50g unsalted butter
125g cream cheese frosting
Zest of 1/2 lemon

Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a tray with baking parchment.

Whisk the egg whites until stiff but don’t overbeat. (This is where I need to get an electric whisk!)


In another bowl, mix the egg yolks and then add the caster sugar and vanilla extract until pale and fluffy.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt, and add to the egg yolks. Gently add the egg whites into the batter. Pour the batter evenly into the tray and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the sponge is light golden brown.


Once it’s time, take the sponge out of the oven.


Dust some icing sugar onto a clean tea towel and flip the sponge onto the tea towel with the baking paper still attached.

Roll up the sponge and towel together and let it cool with the seam down for 10-15 minutes.


To make the cream cheese frosting, beat the icing sugar and butter together until it is well mixed. Add the cream cheese and the lemon zest and beat until it is light and fluffy.

After the sponge has cooled, unroll the sponge and remove the baking paper. Spread the cream cheese frosting over the sponge and then the raspberry jam.


Re-roll the sponge and dust with icing sugar and voila! Jammy Swiss Roll with lemon cream cheese frosting!


We enjoyed it with a nice cup of Earl Grey on today’s sunny Sunday afternoon! Heaven!


Hope you like it and what do you think of the added lemon cream cheese frosting? Let me know if you give it a go! :)

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend! Can’t believe it’s Monday tomorrow already!


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