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Cinnamon Swiss Roll

Easy coffee cake recipe for cinnamon lovers.
Author: Amira


For the roulade

  • 4 eggs - separate the whites from the yolks we'll need both.
  • A dash of vanilla powder- almost 1/8 teaspoon.
  • 1/4 teaspoon white vinegar.
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water.
  • 1 cup powdered sugar.
  • 1 cup A.P flour.
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder.


  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter.
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese.
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar.
  • 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla powder or 1/2 teaspoon of the liquid.
  • *Cinnamon powder.
  • More powder sugar for dusting.


  • Start by beating the egg whites with a dash of vanilla powder, it will foam, continue beating until it forms medium peaks.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs yolks and vinegar. Add sugar and continue mixing.
  • Add the water and mix well.
  • Sift the flour with the Baking powder, gradually add to the egg yolk mixture and mix until all the flour disappears.
  • With a spatula, fold in the egg whites with slow gentle strokes.
  • Pour the batter in a prepared oven dish lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake in a 350F pre-heated oven for 10- 12 minutes.
  • While the cake is in the oven, prepare the filling by beating all the ingredients together until you get a nice creamy filling and set aside in your fridge.
  • Place a clean tea towel on your kitchen counter-top and dust it with some powdered sugar, around 1/3 cup.After the cake is done, immediately flip it over the sugar coated towel. Remove the parchment paper and roll the cake using the towel, let it cool down covered for an hour or so until completely come to room temperature.
  • Unroll the cake and fill it with the cream cheese filling then sprinkle the top with cinnamon.
  • Roll the cake again, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours before slicing.
  • Dust with more powdered sugar before serving.
  • Enjoy!


*You can use cocoa powder instead if you do not like cinnamon.