A sweet treat today, one for the coffee lovers!
The boys devoured this so it isn’t too strongly flavoured with coffee and it is gluten and nut free.
Cuts into 8 very generous slices.
150g caster sugar
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
50g cocoa powder
250g icing sugar
125g salted butter
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
15mls boiling water
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Centigrade. Line a baking tray, 38x25cm, with baking parchment, folding it right into the corners as the cake batter is too light to weigh it down.
In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites with an electric whisk to stiff peaks, add 50g of the caster sugar and whisk in until the whites are shiny.
In another large bowl, using the whisk that you used for the whites, whisk the egg yolks, remaining sugar and coffee powder until really thick, creamy and the powder has dissolved. Sieve the cocoa over the bowl and fold in.
Now, fold a third of the whites into the yolk very gently. Once combined repeat with another third and then with the remaining third.
Spoon the batter, spreading it evenly up to the edges, onto the baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
While the cake is baking boil the kettle.
In a food processor, whizz the icing sugar to remove any lumps, add the butter and whizz until creamy in the processor.
Measure out the coffee powder into a small cup, add the boiled water and stir to combine.
Slowly pour this coffee into the processor with it on to combine. Scrape down the sides and process again. You may neeed to do this a few times to get all of the coffee incorporated.
Once the cake is ready, remove from the oven and let it sit for five minutes.
Cover the cake with a clean tea towel and invert so you have the parchment up. Peel the parchment off.
Now, roll the cake, including the tea towel, skinny end to skinny end. Allow to sit and cool with the tea towel still in situ.
Once the cake has cooled, unroll gently, remove the tea towel, spread the inside of the roll with the icing and roll back up.
Sift a little icing sugar over and serve.
37 thoughts on “Mocha Roulade”
Substitute for egg???
Hi Viju, I’m not sure if you could substitute the egg 😀 Ros
Thank u for d response
This sounds & looks delightful!
Thanks so much LB! 😀 Ros
Thanks for posting. I’ve been wanting to make a cake roll.
My absolute pleasure Nancy Ruth, enjoy! 😀 Ros
Looks really good! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
My absolute pleasure Mycomfortsone! 😀 Ros
Looks delicious! I have never made a roll cake, will have to try this!
This is easier than a Swiss roll Jenny and less chance of it splitting 😀 Ros
Looks scrumptious. I have to ask, though, where is the cocoa? I’ve always thought that mocha is a combination of coffee and chocolate.
Sorry, I missed that last entry. 😏
I forgot the cocoa when I typed it up the first time Mary!!! 😀 Ros
Looks so good… 🙂
Thank you! 😀 Ros
This looks amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂
My pleasure Boo Wholefoods! 😀 Ros
Great recipe 🙂
Lovely and reminds me of a treat called Swiss Rolls my mother always bought – although your homemade version looks so much better!
Aww shucks, thanks Laura! 😀 Ros
Thanks skd! 😀 Ros
This looks so divine😋
Thanks so much k’skitchenchronicles! 😀 Ros
Oh my goodness! I must try this! Looks amazing! I always get a little creative with my recipes but I think I’ll actually follow directions this time 😉
I love playing around with recipes too The Pruitt’s Pursuits, makes for some fun discoveries! 😀 Ros
Omg. No! I don’t need another delish thing to add to my baking list! Just Mmmm! Though, I might add some nuts, cause slivered almonds and pecans sound good with this!
Oh yes toramyuu, nuts would be divine or I have crushed up freshly roasted coffee beans to add some crunch too! 😀 Ros
Haha Mmmm coffee and chocolate! I’ve been known to swap out the water for coffee in many a chocolate cake or brownie mix. I have yet to foray into the realm of grinding my own beans. But that may be on my to do list. 🐱
Would love to share this on my blog. I’m not a big desert person and am always looking for recipes to share
Hi The BBQ Don, happy for you to share! 😀 Ros
Wow! Yummy! 😍
Thanks so much Lili! 😀 Ros
Amazing!! Tempting too
Thanks Reena! 🙂 Ros