Coconut Almond Swiss Roll

Sponge cake roll with a chocolate spread, a light cream, topped with toasted almonds and coconut flakes. This Coconut Almond Swiss Roll is a great dessert for any occasion.

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Slices of Coconut Almond Swiss Roll with a sponge cake base, a chocolate layer, and coconuts.

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how to make almond coconut swiss roll-

This almond coconut swiss roll is such an easy recipe to make, and it tastes phenomenal.  With five kids, I really don’t have time for dessert recipes that take a whole afternoon to prepare.

You will want to use a large, rimmed baking sheet the size of 18″x12″ (somewhere in that vicinity).

  • First, prepare cake roll.
  • Then toast the almonds and the coconut shavings.
  • Prepare the chocolate layer.
  • Following prepare the cream for cake.
  • Lastly, assemble the swiss roll.

Step by step instructions how to make sponge swiss roll.

chocolate coconut swiss roll-

This recipe was inspired by the candy Almond Joy and that really is what it tastes like in every bite. You have the chocolate, the coconut flakes, the almonds and to top it off – a delicate light cream.

We love the homemade chocolate layer that takes this cake over the top. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate!?! The light chocolate layer is such a great compliment to this coconut swiss roll.

Step by step pictures on how to assemble swiss roll with a chocolate layer and a sweet cream.

coconut roll cake:

This coconut roll cake is the perfect dessert. The cake is perfectly balanced in every bite. This cake roll is great to make it you are just looking to spoil the Mr. You really can’t go wrong with this recipe.

Chocolate layer in coconut roll cake. Spread chocolate layer on cake, top with toasted almonds and coconut flakes.

coconut sponge swiss roll-

The kind of batter used for this swiss roll is a sponge cake (aka biskvit). Biskvit is a popular cake batter used in the Russian and Ukrainian kitchen. There are many different ways to make and assemble biskvit batter!

 Up close picture of a slice of coconut almond swiss roll.

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5 from 2 votes

Coconut Almond Swiss Roll

Coconut Almond Swiss Roll made with sponge cake roll with a chocolate layer, a light cream, topped with toasted almonds and coconut flakes. 
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time47 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: swiss roll
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 527kcal

Ingredients

swiss roll-

  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sour cream
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

chocolate layer-

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp half and half

cream-

  • 1 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 355°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray with baking spray and lightly dust with flour. Set aside.
  • Spread sliced almonds on a small baking sheet. Spread coconut flakes on a baking sheet. Bake 5-7 minutes until golden in color. Set aside to cool.
  • Separate egg whites from egg yolks in two bowls. Beat egg whites on high speed for 2 minutes, until whites form soft peaks. Slowly, add sugar and beat another 2 minutes until stiff peaks form.
  • Using same whisks. In a different bowl, beat egg yolks and sour cream for 1 minute. Add yolk/sour cream mixture to egg whites and beat on low speed until combined.
  • Combine flour and baking powder. Add half the flour to egg mixture. Beat. Add the rest of the flour and beat again. Beat lightly and just enough to incorporate flour. Don't overbeat.
  • Pour mixture into the prepared baking sheet. Bake 12-14 minutes. Check the middle of cake for the readiness with a toothpick, it should come out clean.
  • Once baked, let cool about a minute. Remove parchment paper from the bottom of the cake and put it on top and roll it up. Let it cool completely. (Kitchen towel can be used instead when rolling into the roulade.
  • Chocolate layer. Add all of the ingredients for the chocolate in a saucepan. Cook on medium heat, stirring frequently until everything is a thick smooth consistency.  Set aside to cool. 
  • Prepare cream: With a mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth, add sugar and mix until combined. Refrigerate until needed.
  • In a separate bowl beat the whipping cream until solid and soft peaks form. Combine with cream cheese and sugar, fold in the whipping cream until well combined. 
  • Carefully unroll the cake roll and remove parchment paper. Spread the chocolate generously over the cake. 
  • Add about 2/3 of the cream over the chocolate. 
  • Add the toasted almonds. 
  • Tightly roll the roulade. Coat top and sides of roulade with remaining cream.
  • Decorate top of roulade with toasted coconut flakes. 
  • Refrigerate cake covered at least 2 hours or overnight.

Notes

Use a rimmed baking sheet around the size of 18"x12". 🙂
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Almond Swiss Roll
Amount Per Serving
Calories 527 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 45%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 108mg 5%
Potassium 246mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 61g 20%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 44g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 15.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 11.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Show 10 Comments
  • Tanya 06/16/2018, 12:16 am Link Reply

    Wow, this cake was delicious!!!!

    • admin 06/17/2018, 11:53 pm Link Reply

      You’re so kind, Tanya. Thanks so much for the awesome feedback. And, thanks for visiting our online home. 🙂 🙂

  • Oksana 04/07/2018, 10:22 pm Link Reply

    Made this tonight . It’s delicious ? my whole family loves it. The flavors are amazing. Thank you

    • admin 04/08/2018, 12:33 am Link Reply

      Thanks so much for trying our recipe, Oksana!
      So glad to hear your family loved the cake. Look at you awesome baked. 🙂

  • oksana 04/02/2018, 9:54 am Link Reply

    What size of baking sheet for the cake? Also, sweetened or unsweetened coconut?

    • admin 04/02/2018, 10:54 am Link Reply

      Updated, thank you, Oksana.
      Have a lovely week.

  • Laura 03/31/2018, 8:03 am Link Reply

    Hi valya how do you prepare the chocolate layer

    • admin 03/31/2018, 11:03 am Link Reply

      Oh no. Thanks so much for catching that, Laura. It’s fixed. 🙂

  • Delly 03/31/2018, 1:47 am Link Reply

    How do you make the chocolate spread??

    • admin 04/04/2018, 11:52 pm Link Reply

      I’m so sorry for not responding earlier. For some reason, your comment was marked as Spam and I didn’t see it come through. The recipe is updated. Enjoy! 🙂

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