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Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake Chocolate Roulade

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This Low Carb Chocolate Roulade or as some can call it Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake is not only Sugar-free but Grain-free, gluten-free and also scrumptiously soft, fluffy and creamy, filled with cocoa aroma. With only 2g of carbs, this perfect Keto Dessert choice is for your Christmas table or just a party you are planning to attend.

Keto Chocolate Roll with Cocoa Powder

Thi post has been updated from the original April 2017.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Roll for a Party

Quick and easy to make, this Keto Chocolate Cake Roll is perfect for your big party as well. One big advantage it has, that this Low Carb Chocolate Roulade without flour can be made a day in advance. And this will take one headache less on the day, when you have to prepare the whole get together. Make it, place it into the fridge and on the day all you have to do is cut it and serve.

Chocolate Keto Swiss Roll Cake for Christmas

Low Carb Chocolate Roulade or a Keto Yule Log is very popular on a Christmas tables and for some families it is a must to have. Add some Keto sprinkles on top or decorated with a few branches of Christmas tree and you have it all set and done.

We bake this Keto Chocolate Roll Cake throughout the year, Valentines included, but mostly Summer.

Well, of course, you can make this in the winter as well, but to me, anything with lots of yogurts, cream cheese, quark or curd cheese reminds me of the summer.

And if you have to leave the dessert in the fridge, to get that nice soft cold sweet treat (maybe with a bowl of ice cream), there the summer goes.

This chocolate roulade is so popular that even if we have guests and I prepare a variety of choices, a swiss roll is the first gone. I love the softness of it and even before guests arrive, I usually cut a few pieces for myself.

Swiss Roll Cake

Keto Cheesecake Chocolate Sponge Cake

Since our Low Carb chocolate roulade filling consists of either quark, curd cheese, cream cheese, yogurt or a combination of all, with a first bite you will get the Cheesecake taste, you have been craving for.

Keto Swiss Roll Cake

We do have so many names for this recipe, that one would not be able to choose just a single one. And therefore I do have to mention the Swiss roll recipe name as well.

Swiss Roll, is a type of sponge cake filled either with a whipping cream, jam or icing. The orgins is not known, even though it is called Swiss. But as some research says, it comes from the Central Europe (where I am from) particularly from Austria (where I live). Worth mentioning I believe. 🙂

Perfect addition to the family of Roulade would be Red Velvet Roll, you should not miss.

Well, no more talking and let us get directly to the process of making it.

HOW TO MAKE LOW CARB CHOCOLATE SWISS ROLL CAKE

KITCHEN APPLIANCES YOU NEED:

Keto Nut Roll

INGREDIENTS YOU WILL NEED:

Low Carb Swiss Roll:

Keto Swiss Roll Cake Filling:

I have now added a recipe on How to make your own Farmers Cheese or a Quark Cheese. It is really great to make on your own. Easy.

First Step: Egg Whites

First, heat up the oven so the Low Carb Swiss Roll Cake goes into already preheated oven.

Beat the egg whites separately in a bowl, until fully stiff. Place it aside.

Whipping the Egg Yolk for Low Carb Yule Log

Second Step: Chocolate Sponge Cake

First mix egg yolks with sugar substitute until creamy texture appears.

Once eggs are fluffy, add all of the dry ingredients and mix fully. Make sure the cacao is fully mix and you are not left with tiny dry pieces inside the dough.

Steps in making Low Carb Cocoa Swiss Roll Cake

Third Step: Mix and Bake

Once the dough is mixed, add a spoon of the Egg whites in and slowly mix it in. Keep adding slowly egg whites until all of them are used. The last part of egg whites mix slowly with your hands using a spatula. This will make the Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll fluffy and soft and very much like a sponge cake. Otherwise you will end up with a very dense base.

Pour it onto the baking pan covered with parchment paper and place it into the oven for baking.

Baking Keto Chocolate Roulade Sponge Recipe

Fourth Step: Keto Cheesecake Filling

In the meantime mix all of your Swiss Roll filling together and set aside.

Mixing filling for a Keto Swiss Roll Cake

Fifth Step: Assembly

Once Low Carb Chocolate Swiss Roll is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool. I always make sure, that a wet towel is placed underneath the parchment paper. This is a great trick, which will help you to peel the parchment paper from the cake once cooled.

After the Sugar-Free Chocolate Swiss Roll has been cooled, slowly turn it upside down (as you see in the video) and gently peel the parchemnt paper.

Once peeled, turn it again, so the peeled side would be outer and visible while rolling. I just like the way it looks from the peeled side. But it is really up to you which side you pick. Also if you are not happy with the roulade, you can always pour some keto chocolate ganache on top.

With any sticks, or the end of the spatula, make holes throughout the whole cake. this will help your filling to soak into the cake even more.

Spread the filling throughout the whole cake, leaving the end part dry.

Filling up The Low Carb Swiss Roll Cake

Sixth Step: Roll and set

Once all of the Chocolate Roulade Filling is spread, start gently rolling the whole Swiss Roll. You will see, that the end part you have left dry, will be covered as well and you might end up with some of the filling comming out. That is not a problem at all. Just clean it up.

Once the Keto Roll Cake is fully assembled, take a cling film and roll it in. Make sure the cling film covers the whole almond Flour Swiss Roll. Twist the ends tight, which will help the sponge cake hold its shape.

Gently place it into the fridge for approximately 8 hours, the best overnight.

When you are ready to serve, take it out of the fridge, peel the Cling film off. You can simply sprinkle it with powdered sugar substitute you are using.

If you wish to go even further, warm up and mix a low carb chocolate with a little bit of coconut oil to make a lovely Low Carb Ganache. You can also decorated with berries, pieces of Christmas tree brunches or our Homemade Sugar-Free Keto Sprinkles.

Rolling the Keto Swiss Cake

BAKERS TIPS FOR KETO SWISS ROLL CAKE:

Rolling the cake

If you feel, that your sponge cake is too thin and you are afraid of breaking it while rolling, you can roll it while still warm. This will retain its shape and once cooled, unroll, fill and roll again.

While rolling this chocolate roulade, do not press tight too much. You might force press out most of the filling and will end up with a very thin low carb swiss roll cake.

Making powder sugar

It is ok if you do not have a powdered sugar at home. I never have. I always buy a normal sugar substitute and make my own powdered sugar every single time. It is the easiest thing you can do. Just place it into the Magic bullet or a Coffee Grainer and switch it on. You will get a perfectly powdered sugar every single time. You can also make your own Vanilla sugar by placing a vanilla bean inside for a few weeks.

Low Carb Swiss Roll Recipe

Making Glaze

For the glaze, warm up either a sugar-free chocolate or Cacao mixed with sweetener and add a bit of coconut oil.

If you just warm it up and pour, you will get a thin shiny chocolate layer.

If you let it cool a bit and mix it fully with a hand mixer, you will add a bit air in and make it fluffy. That could be then spread on top of the roulade and with the help of a fork decorated into the famous Keto Yule Log.

Peeling the parchment Paper from the low carb sponge cake

A little trick I have learned from my mum: Make sure a wet towel is placed underneath the parchment paper once the cake is baked and hot. This will help the parchment paper to get wet, which will help you to peel it easily from the cake once cooled.

SUBSTITUTIONS FOR KETO SWISS ROLL CAKE:

Sugar substitute

For this Keto cake, almost any sugar substitute will work. Use your preferred one without thinking about it any further. My most favorite brands are Sukrin, Swerve, and Lakanto. I do bake with those 3 all the time.

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Filling substitutes

In my recipe the filling consists of Quark. But if it is difficult for you to find one around, you can make your own very easily. (recipe coming in a few weeks)

You an also substitute the filling with curd cheese, cream cheese, Homemade Greek Yogurt, Homemade Farmers Cheese or Fromage Fraise.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Is this Keto Roll Cake gluten-free?

Our Keto Swiss Roll Cake is not only fully Gluten-free, but as well Grain-free, Sugar-free and it still taste better as a normal chocolade roulade you have been used to from your childhood.

Is cocoa powder good in Keto lifestyle?

If you purchase a pure, organic, raw cacao without any additional ingredients, it is fully within our lifestyle. It is also sugar-free and perfect as an addition to any keto chocolate desserts as well as making your own keto chocolates.

Cocoa Powder on its own is very nutritious and has many positive effects on our health. It is made directly from cocoa beans and contains high percentage of fat.

Keto Roll Cake

Can I make chocolate roulade sponge cake in advance?

Yes and you actually should. For the Chocolate Roulade to get the perfect shape one needs to keep it in the fridge for few hours. At the same time, the chocolate roulade filling gets soaked a bit into the sponge cake and will taste the best when left to rest.

Make it hours in advance. Make it a day in advance. I have even made it 2 days in advance. So definately this is the sugar-free swiss roll recipe to be made in advance.

How to roll chocolate cheesecake?

For the best instructions, I would suggest having a look at the video. It is the clearest for most of us when we see the steps visually. If you feel, that your sponge cake is too thin and you are afraid of breaking it while rolling, you can roll it while still warm. This will retain its shape and once cooled, unroll, fill and roll again.

While rolling this chocolate roulade, do not press tight too much. You might force press out most of the filling and will end up with a very thin low carb swiss roll cake.

Keto Swiss Roll

Is this Yule Log?

It could be. With a few additions for the glaze and some of your decoration skills, you can make a perfect Keto Youle Log our of our recipe.

For the glaze, warm up either a sugar-free chocolate of Cacao mixed with sweetener and add a bit of coconut oil.

If you just warm it up and pour, you will get a thin shiny chocolate layer.

If you let it cool a bit and mix it fully with a hand mixer, you will add a bit air in and make it fluffy. That could be then spread on top of the roulade and with a help of a fork decorated into the famous Keto Yule Log.

Yule Log cake name comes from the actual Yule Log, which is used during Christmas to make fires. This type of wood piece keeps the fire much longer. This Christmas Log was chosen specially to burnt on a hearth as a Christmas tradition. I do have to say, this is the first time I have heard of this name and uses, as in my country this cake has been always called Roulade. You see, we all learn every single day.

Since we are in a party mood, a perfect addition to a gathering table would be this Keto Spinach Salmon Roulade Recipe.

Keto Cocoa Swiss Roll Cake

What to decorate this Sugar-free Chocolate Roll with?

As already mentioned above there are several options on what to decorate this Low Carb Chocolate Swiss Roll

How to store Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll?

To store this Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll is pretty easy. Keep it int he fridge for maximum 4-5 days. The best way to store this chocolate roulade is in a cling film you have rolled it into. Also, keep it as whole and not pre-cut. Both of those tips will help to keep the moisture in.

Can Low Carb Swiss Roll be frozen?

It could, without a problem. The best to keep it again as a whole and in the Cling film. I would additionally place it into another sealed container, so the moisture around the cake does not form.

Yield: 20

Low Carb Chocolate Roulade

Keto Cheesecake Roulade

This Low Carb Chocolate Roulade or as some can call it Keto Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake is not only Sugar-free but Grain-free, gluten-free and also scrumptiously soft, fluffy and creamy, filled with cocoa aroma. Perfect Keto Dessert choice for your Christmas table or just a party you are planning to attend.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven on 190 C
  2. Mix egg whites separately and place it aside
  3. Mix egg yolks with sugar.
  4. Mix all the grained almonds, baking powder and xantan gum together
  5. Once egg yolks are mixed, slowly add grained almonds mixture and cocoa
  6. Once all mixed, with a spatula add whipped egg whites and fold it gently
  7. Place in the oven for 20 minutes
  8. Once baked, take it out and place the parchment paper with the baked base on a wet towel. In that way it will be easier to separate the base from the parchment paper. Leave it for circa 5 minutes and then slowly start peeling the base from the parchment paper.
  9. Once all taken out, make holes all over the base
  10. For the filling, just place all the ingredients in the mixer and let it all mix properly
  11. Place the filling on top of the baked base and slowly roll it together
  12. Once all rolled, place the roll into a plastic wrap and firmly wrap it, so the roulade holds properly.
  13. Place it in the fridge for 8 hours, best overnight
  14. Bon appetite

Notes

  • Rolling the cake

    If you feel, that your sponge cake is too thin and you are afraid of breaking it while rolling, you can roll it while still warm. This will retain its shape and once cooled, unroll, fill and roll again.

    While rolling this chocolate roulade, do not press tight too much. You might force press out most of the filling and will end up with a very thin low carb swiss roll cake.
  • Making powder sugar

    It is ok if you do not have a powdered sugar at home. I never have. I always buy a normal sugar substitute and make my own powdered sugar every single time. It is the easiest thing you can do. Just place it into the Magic bullet or a Coffee Grainer and switch it on. You will get a perfectly powdered sugar every single time. You can also make your own Vanilla sugar by placing a vanilla bean inside for a few weeks.
  • Making Glaze

    For the glaze, warm up either a sugar-free chocolate or Cacao mixed with sweetener and add a bit of coconut oil.

    If you just warm it up and pour, you will get a thin shiny chocolate layer.

    If you let it cool a bit and mix it fully with a hand mixer, you will add a bit air in and make it fluffy. That could be then spread on top of the roulade and with the help of a fork decorated into the famous Keto Yule Log.
  • Peeling the parchment Paper from the low carb sponge cake

    A little trick I have learned from my mum: Make sure a wet towel is placed underneath the parchment paper once the cake is baked and hot. This will help the parchment paper to get wet, which will help you to peel it easily from the cake once cooled.
  • I have also made a recipe on How to make your own Farmers Cheese at home easily.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

20

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 53Total Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gProtein 4g

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Gloria

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

What size baking pan do you use?

Zuzana

Tuesday 8th of December 2020

I use standard size - 30x40cm.

Heather

Friday 27th of November 2020

Made this for Thanksgiving, I had the same problem like the others on being so thick and hard to incorporate the egg whites, I kept rechecking to make sure I didn’t overlook a liquid. I continued on, mixed as best as I could , lumpy, but still spread it out and baked for a shorter timeframe . I used store bought 1% cottage cheese and beated forever but couldn’t get it to a smooth consistency. Continued on, thinking I had a loss on my hands but after a day in the fridge it was really yummy. People actually liked it. Moral of my feedback is to not give up, continue on and it may turn out better than you think.

Anat

Thursday 31st of December 2020

@Zuzana, Yes it happened to me 😟😢 what can substitute it for? Or can I not add it at all?

Zuzana

Saturday 28th of November 2020

Xanthan needs to be really carefully added. Even a little pinch more, will make the cake thick and gooye. I am glad it worked out good and everyone loved it.