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Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe (抹茶飓风瑞士卷)

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Hurricane Swiss Roll is essentially a swiss roll that swirls layer that looks like a hurricane and hence the name. It is very popular in Indonesia, and when I first heard from my mum about it (who saw many beautiful pictures from her Indonesian relatives), I told myself that I am going to recreate these beautiful swirls. Luckily, it was fairly simple!

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

For this recipe, I am pairing up the flavour of Matcha and Cream Cheese as it goes so well together. The bitterness of the Matcha powder complements the tanginess of the Cream Cheese, making it light and refreshing.

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Feel free to change the flavour profile to your liking. If you like Chocolate flavour, substitute Matcha Powder with Cocoa Powder. You can even add some melted Dark Chocolate to the Cream Cheese if you want it to be extra chocolaty.  

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll Recipe

The recipe is fairly simple to make as long as you are patient. There are a lot of components and waiting time to this recipe. Make this on a lazy Sunday and share it with your colleagues the following Monday! Do serve it chilled! The cream does not stand up very well our hot and humid weather in Singapore. It would not be a good idea for you to bring this on a picnic. However, if you like to, switch up the cream to something more stable like a fruit jam or buttercream. 


Matcha Hurricane Swiss Roll

Servings 1 roll cake
Author Zong Han Chua


Egg Yolk Batter:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 40 ml of milk
  • 40 ml of vegetable oil
  • 40 grams of plain flour
  • 15 grams of corn starch
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

Egg White Batter:

  • 4 egg whites (160 grams)
  • 85 grams of caster sugar
  • 1 tsp of vinegar

Matcha Paste:

  • 8 grams of matcha powder
  • 30 ml of water
  • Green food coloring optional

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 60 grams of Full-Fat Cream Cheese soften at room temperature
  • 30 grams of salted butter soften at room temperature
  • 85 grams of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon of gelatin and 2 tbsp of water microwaved for 20 seconds
  • 120 ml whipping cream, chilled


  • To make the egg yolk batter, in a measuring cup, whisk egg yolks, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, and milk till thick and volumized.
  • Next, fold in plain flour and corn starch. Set aside.
  • To make the matcha paste, stir in matcha powder and hot water together until smooth.
  • I like to add some green food coloring to enhance the color but it's optional. Set aside.
  • To make the merginue, in another clean bowl, whisk egg whites and vinegar on high speed until frothy.
  • Then gradually add in caster sugar while whisking until stiff peaks.
  • Once it reaches stiff peaks, whisk in a dollap of merginue into the egg yolk batter. Then slowly fold in both mixture until they are well combined.
  • Portion out 160 grams of the batter into another clean bowl, then stir in the matcha paste we made earlier on.
  • Once it is well combined, transfer to a piping bag and set aside.
  • At this point of time, preheat your oven to 170C.
  • Transfer your white batter into a 9.5 inch square pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper.
  • Then pipe your matcha batter accordingly.
  • Drop the pan a few times to even it and use the back of a spoon and make vertical lines across the batter. Then flip it 90 degree and make another set of vertical lines across the batter again.
  • Bake it in the oven for 14 to 15 minutes.
  • Let it cool in the pan for a few minutes, then flip it over on a clean parchment paper. Let it cool with the pan for a few minutes before making a few insertion onto the cake and roll it up.
  • Let it cool completely while you whip your cream cheese frosting.
  • To make the cream cheese frosting, whip softened cream cheese and butter until combined.
  • Then stir in icing sugar, and cornstarch.
  • Once it has been well combined. Drizzle in chilled whipping cream and whip it up till the mixutre is fluffy.
  • Whisk in the geletin mixture and put it in the fridge to let it set before using it.
  • Once your cream has been chilled for a few hours, gently unroll your cake and spread across it.
  • Roll it up and use the parchment paper to tighten the roll. Put it in the fridge to set overnight.
  • Cut the roll accordingly and serve chilled.
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Mocha Swiss Roll (Yule Log Cake)


For my last Christmas recipe of this 2015, I will be sharing my Mocha Swiss Roll. A.k.a, Mocha Yule Log Cake.


Impressive and so delicious. The flavor mocha has been popularized among our local bakeries. You can find all kinds of mocha desserts everyone. Range from breads (eg. Roti Papa) to cakes with cream. 


Not a cake decorator? Nevermind, this swiss log (or log cake…) will be covered with lots of chopped peanuts and chocolate chips. All your flaws can now be covered. Hahaha


Mocha Swiss Roll (Yule Log Cake)
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  1. 4 eggs, separated
  2. ½ tsp of vinegar
  3. 5 tbsp. of white sugar
  4. ¼ tsp. of salt
  5. 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
  6. 1 tsp. of coffee emulsion
  7. 4 tbsp. of cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting
  8. 60 grams of cake flour
  9. 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  10. 3 tbsp. of milk
  11. 1/4 cup of freshly-brewed coffee
  12. Syrup
  13. 2 tsp. of sugar and 4 tbsp. of warm water, mix well
Mocha Cream
  1. (500ml) 2 cups of whipping cream
  2. 3 tbsp. of white sugar
  3. 3 tbsp. of coffee emulsion
  1. Chocolate chips
  2. Chopped peanuts
  1. Preheat oven to 200C/ 180C fan-forced
  2. Whisk egg yolks, 1 tbsp. of sugar, and salt until combined.
  3. Add in coffee emulsion and vanilla extract
  4. Drizzle in milk, oil and freshly brewed coffee.
  5. Sift in cocoa powder and cake flour. Stir until well mixed.
  6. Set aside while you whip your egg whites.
  7. In a clean bowl, whisk egg whites and vinegar on high speed until frothy.
  8. Then gradually add in the rest of the sugar and continue whisking on high speed until stiff peak.
  9. Fold in egg white batter into egg yolk mixture a third at a time until well combined.
  10. Transfer into a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake it in the oven for 10 minutes. (384 x 260 x 16mm)
  11. Once out of the oven, immediately cover with another parchment paper and let it cool completely.
  12. Brush some syrup onto the sponge cake
  13. Whip chilled whipping cream and sugar until soft peaks. Drizzle in coffee emulsion and whip until stiff peaks.
  14. Transfer half of the coffee cream onto the sponge cake.
  15. Carefully roll into a log.
  16. Frost the cake with the rest of the cream.
  17. Sprinkle some chocolate chips and chopped peanuts.
  18. You may also pipe out some cream and dust icing sugar for some decorations
  1. (Notes: You may use 1 tsp. of instant coffee and hot water instead of freshly brewed coffee)
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