How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade

Recipe and images courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade. Black Forest Gateau Roulade, how yummy!?

With Autumn, the build-up to Christmas begins. Give yourself a head start and choose this stunning Black Forest Gateau Roulade for your Festive Feast – you can’t go wrong!

It’s a fantastically indulgent but lighter alternative to the traditional Christmas Pud and served with a glass of celebratory punch made with Belvoir’s Spiced Ginger Punch or Belvoir’s Mulled Winter Punch it’ll be Ho!

Ho! Ho! all the way into 2021.

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade
How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade:

Serves 10


200g plain chocolate

4 large eggs, separated

175g caster sugar

caster sugar to dust

For The Filling:

170g blueberries

170g blackberries

90ml Belvoir Blueberry & Blackcurrant Cordial

30ml kirsch

300ml double cream

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade:

1.) Firstly, preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas 4/Fan 165oC. Lightly oil a 33x23cm Swiss roll tin and line with baking parchment.

2.) Break the chocolate into cubes and place in a small heatproof bowl. Melt over a pan of hot water, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat. In a large bowl, beat together the yolks and sugar until pale and thick, add the melted chocolate and beat until incorporated.

3.) In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until they are stiff, but not dry. Stir a large spoonful into the chocolate mixture to loosen the mixture, then gently fold in the remainder. Pour in to the tin and bake for 15-20 minutes until just set.

4.) Place a tea towel on your work surface, top with greaseproof paper and sprinkle with caster sugar. When ready, remove the sponge from the oven and top it upside down onto the paper and peel off the paper from the cake. Then using the tea towel to help, loosely roll up the roulade, from the short side with the greaseproof layer inside and leave to cool.

5.) Meanwhile, put the fruit in a pan with the cordial and bring to a simmer and cook gently for 5 minutes until the fruit just starts to break down. Add the kirsch and leave to cool.

6.) Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Gently unroll the sponge and spread all over with the cream. Strain the fruit to remove most of the juice and scatter over the cream then roll up the roulade very carefully. Dust with icing sugar and serve.

Celebrate the season with a slice of autumnal delight and a cordial glass of Belvoir!

Christmas Baking
Christmas Baking

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade:

Updated Post. First published here 4th November 2017. How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade Recipe and images courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

So what do you think? Do you also fancy making one? Because I do!

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade

You Might Also Like These Roulade Recipes:

Firstly, are you looking for a nice and quick to make dessert, that will impress your friends or family? Heritage Breeds Cranberry Meringue Roulade.

Secondly,p aerfect winter party dessert, this cranberry roulade looks fabulous, festive and fun. BerryWorld Cranberry Meringue Roulade With Cointreau Orange Cream.

Thirdly, Just the outside of the meringue roulade has a little crunch, inside it is soft and mallow. Raspberry And Rose Meringue Roulade.

Fourthly, are you looking for an afternoon tea cake recipe? BerryWorld Strawberry Meringue Roulade With Mascarpone.

Last but not least, add extra oomph to this already impressive dessert and finish with indoor mini sparklers or candles for a special birthday celebration. Red Berry Meringue Roulade.

How To Make A Black Forest Gateau Roulade
Claire Justine
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  1. thenotsocreativecook
    5th November 2017 / 10:06 am

    Wow! This looks so stunning! I am sure it tastes delicious, too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Judee Algazi
    5th November 2017 / 4:09 pm

    wow! looks like too much work for me but I wouldn't mind having a bite of that delicious looking roulade! Looks amazing

  3. Fiona
    6th November 2017 / 8:14 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I'll have to have a go at making this for my other half, BFG is his favourite!

  4. 6th November 2017 / 9:34 am

    We were just talking about making roulades yesterday evening, I can't remember why! This looks delicious, I might try to surprise the family and make one next time people are coming for dinner.

    • 6th November 2017 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks Julie, I love making these kind of cakes too 🙂

  5. kural
    7th November 2017 / 5:08 am

    looking good

  6. Anonymous
    9th November 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Oh wow. I could just eat a slice of this now!

    12th November 2017 / 1:34 am

    Oh dear Claire, this is superb!I'm pinning.Thanks for sharing.Fabby

  8. Angela
    21st November 2017 / 5:35 pm

    Looks great!!

    • 27th December 2020 / 8:45 pm

      Hope your having a lovely time, thanks for stopping by 🙂

  9. Marilyn Lesniak
    26th December 2020 / 11:44 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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