Budapest Roll Cake à la Roy Fares

Good day, my dear fellow baker enthusiasts! 🙂

THE BUDAPEST ROLL CAKE is actually a Swedish recipe that I found on the website of Roy Fares who is a quite famous Swedish award-winning pastry chef!

The recipe is quite simple, and you can vary and tweak it to your taste.


90 g (about 3 oz)  caster sugar

70 g (2.5 oz)   hazelnut flour

35 g (1.2 oz)   corn flour

4   egg whites

90 g (about 3 oz)   caster sugar

300 g (10.5 oz)   whipped cream

100 g (3.5 oz)   dark chocolate


Preheat your oven to 170 C (325 F). Place some baking parchment on the baking tray.

Mix 90 g caster sugar (about 3 oz) together with 70 g (2.5 oz) hazelnut flour (I often use almond flour instead) and 35 g (1.2 oz) corn flour.

Whip 4 egg whites till they form nice foam, add 90 g (3 oz) caster sugar, little at a time. Mix in the dry ingredients (sugar, hazelnut flour and corn flour); mix carefully till it is well-incorporated.

Now you need a piping bag with a 1-1.5 cm (0.39-0.59 in) opening. Put the mixture in there and pipe 17-20 long “sausages” on the prepared baking parchment (I do it parallel to the shortest side of the baking tray).

Bake for about 15-20 min in the middle of the oven. Take out and cool it a little. Turn the tray upside down carefully on another piece of baking parchment or a tray. Remove the baking parchment.

Now it’s time for your imagination to take over! The original recipe uses 300 g (10.5 oz) whipped cream over the “sausages” (obviously you need to whip 300 g of cream), some fresh raspberries and orange bites.

I’ve never tried that…. However, I used whipped cream, fresh raspberries and dark chocolate sprinkle (I grated some quality chocolate over the cream) – version 1. I’ve also used whipped cream, cherry jam and grated dark chocolate – version 2.

Roll tightly together using the long side of the “sausage” square.

Melt some dark chocolate (100 g – 3.5 oz), pipe it over the cake.

Voilà 🙂

P.S. It was a bit tricky the first time, but it went smooth the second time… 🙂

Love to hear how you did, please share your experiences… 🙂

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