Gluten and Dairy Free Swiss Roll

serves / makes 6
10 prep time
10 mins cooking time


An old favourite, I always got either chocolate or apricot swiss roll when I visited my Grandma so thought I would have a go at trying to make a gluten and dairy free version. If the swiss roll cracks when you roll it up don’t worry about it, just call it ‘homemade rustic’!


For the swiss roll:

  • 6 eggs
  • 230g caster sugar
  • 150g gluten free plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum

For the Filling:

  • 3 tablespoons jam
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 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 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 and dairy free spread until light and creamy
  10. Unwrap the cake and spread on the jam and buttercream
  11. Roll up the cake and serve

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