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Easy Chocolate Swiss Roll (Vegan + Gluten Free!)

Easy Chocolate Swiss Roll with Strawberry Buttercream (Vegan + Gluten Free!)

  • Author: Britt Berlin
  • Prep Time: 10
  • 2 hours, cooling:
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Swiss
  • Diet: Vegan


This incredibly easy chocolate Swiss roll cake is the perfect show stopping cake! Super moist and rich chocolate sponge cake filled with a strawberry buttercream frosting, and guess what? This is a secretly gluten free and vegan Swiss roll that absolutely no one will be able to detect!


Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake:

  • 1 1/4 cups (135 g) oat flour

  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cassava flour

  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cocoa powder

  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch

  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1/2 cup (122 mL) aquafaba, room temperature

  • 1 cup (200 g) organic granulated sugar or coconut sugar, divided

  • 1/2 cup (100 g) unsweetened applesauce, room temperature

  • 1/4 cup (60 g) unsweetened dairy free yogurt, room temperature

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder for dusting the dish towel

  • 1 cup sliced strawberries, for garnish


Strawberry Buttercream:

  • 1 cup (226 g) vegan butter, room temperature

  • 1 cup (70 g) freeze dried strawberries, pulsed into a flour

  • 1 can full fact coconut cream, only the coconut fat

  • 3 cups (450 g) powdered sugar, sifted

Vegan Ganache:

  • 1 cup (240 mL) coconut cream

  • 1 cup (200 g) vegan chocolate chips



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and grease and line a medium jelly roll sheet (~14.5”x9.5”) with parchment paper. Grease the top side of the parchment paper as well. Set aside.


Not gluten free? You can swap in all purpose flour for both the oat and the cassava in equal amounts, and it will work just fine!

Different filling ideas: You can also use a vegan buttercream or a vegan cream cheese frosting as a filling instead!

Keywords: chocolate Swiss roll, vegan Swiss roll, jelly roll cake