Hurricane Swiss Roll

A Swiss Roll has many different names. It could also be called a Jelly Roll, Roll Cake, Cream Roll, Swiss Log or something else depending on the country. For example, in Japan they’re called “roll cake” but in Indonesia they’re called “bolu gulung.” Either way, swiss rolls are delicious no matter what name it is called by. A swiss roll is a type of sponge cake that is rolled and filled with whipped cream, jam or icing. No one really knows where the name “Swiss roll” came from, but the roll itself is believed to have originated from somewhere in Central Europe, most likely Austria. Yup, even though it is called Swiss roll it is surprisingly not from Switzerland! Swiss rolls are popular in the UK as a teatime treat or served as dessert, and a variety of flavours can be easily found in their supermarkets.

Hurricane Swiss Roll

Speaking of flavours, let's talk about the swiss roll filling. There are so many different ways you can fill a swiss roll! Other than the most common choices which are whipped cream, jam and icing, some countries also have fillings like butter cream or cheese, and some like to put fruits in their rolls as well. But if you want to talk about variety, nothing beats Southeast Asian countries. In Southeast Asia, there are varieties of swiss rolls that include kaya, pandan, sweet potato, taro, blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, chocolate, orange, raspberry and even local fruits like durian, cempedak or mango! Can you imagine a durian swiss roll? Maybe you can find one somewhere in Malaysia if you look hard enough. Either way, it is obvious that swiss rolls are loved by many, so if you want to bake one we have the perfect recipe for you! What's even better is our recipe is a special hurricane version. Bake it and blow your family and friends away with its incredible taste!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 10 g Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp Cocoa Powder
  • 150 g Butter
  • 50 g Water
  • 1 Slice Lemon
  • 5 nos Eggs
  • 170 g Sugar
  • tsp Salt
  •  60 h Corn Oil
  • 60 ml Milk
  • 100 g Flour 



  • Separate 4 egg yolks and 1 large egg.
  • In another bowl, whisk together 60g corn oil,  60ml milk, 1/8tsp salt, 20g caster sugar. Sieve 100g flour and 10g corn flour and mix together. Add the egg earlier and mix well.
  • In another bowl, mix 1tsp of cocoa powder and 2tsp of hot water until thicken.
  • Whisk 4 egg whites and add in 80g caster sugar in 3 batches. continue to whisk until stiff peaks form.
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  • Mix 1/3 of the egg white mixture with the batter and pour it into egg white mixture and slowly mix well.
  • Pour 200g mixture into a mixing bowl, add cocoa powder mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the remaining mixture into a baking tray and smoothen the surface. Pour the chocolate mixture and smoothen the surface. Tap the baking tray a few times to release the air bubbles.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 140°C for 20 minutes. Change to 160°C bake for 10 minutes, then 180°C bake for another 10 minutes. Set aside and leave it to cool.
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  • In a pot, add 70g caster sugar, 50ml water and a slice of lemon. stir in medium heat and then change to low heat and continue to boil for 10 minutes. Set aside and leave it cool.
  • In another bowl, beat 150g butter. Add the lemon sugar mixture and continue to beat until well.
  • Use a sharp knife to trim the side of the cake.
  • Add the filling and roll the cake. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes and you’re good!
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