Chocolate Roulade Recipe

Tasty chocolate roulade on a plate

How to prepare chocolate roulade

This chocolate roulade with chestnut icing is the perfect desert for the festive season. The rich chocolate mixed with the tasty chestnut icing is a great pair for the perfect roulade! Follow along with this recipe created by our lovely chef Louise who’s speciality is Scottish baking and cooking.

  • Serves: 2
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 40 mins


  • 175g/6oz dark choc
  • 6 large free range eggs
  • 175g/6oz caster sugar
  • 300ml double cream
  • Icing sugar to dust
  • 200g pkt chestnut puree
  • 71g butter
  • 127g dark choc
  • 71g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Cointreau


  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 160 fan

  2. Line a baking tray (13inchx9inch) with parchment.

  3. Melt chocolate in a bowl over hot water, making sure the base of the bowl does not
    touch the water.

  4. Separate the eggs into 2 mixing bowls. Whisk the egg whites first till they are firm. Next
    whisk together the yolks and sugar until creamy, gradually pour in the melted chocolate
    and then fold in the egg whites.

  5. Pour the mixture into the tin so it is even then pop in the oven for 20-25 mins till risen
    and slightly crisp. Whip the cream till firm.

  6. Turn the roulade onto the spare piece of parchment paper which has been coated in
    icing sugar, peel back the paper. Spread the cream all over, leaving a border of 2cm all
    the way round the edges.

  7. With the short end facing you make a cut at the edge,halfway through then start rolling.
    Wrap tightly, and cool.

  8. Mix butter and sugar together, add melted chocolate and chestnut puree, spread over
    the chocolate roulade in a log shape. Pattern with a fork. Decorate with dark chocolate

Enjoyed the chocolate roulade recipe?

Our local Scottish cook Louise has many different cooking and baking live classes you can check them all out on Flavours Experiences. You can also check out Louise's On-Demand classes where you can learn how to bake her Scottish favourites.  For more baking inspiration like how to make tiramisu take a look at our different foodie blogs

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