Lemon Swiss Roll Recipe with Orange

St Clements swiss roll

  • serves 8-10
  • Easy

Simple citrus flavour combinations makes this swiss roll really light and refreshing. An airy lemon sponge is layered with tart marmalade and a rich vanilla and orange cream


Try this St Clements swiss roll then check out our classic yule log, chocolate roulade and more Christmas dessert recipes.



  • butter for the tin


  • eggs 4 large
  • caster sugar 100g, plus 1 tbsp
  • self-raising flour 100g
  • lemons 2, zested


  • double cream 200ml, plus extra to serve
  • caster sugar 2 tbsp
  • vanilla extract ½ tsp
  • orange ½, zested
  • orange marmalade 4 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a 33cm x 23cm swiss roll tray or lipped baking tray with baking paper.

  • Step 2

    Use electric beaters to whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl for 5 minutes until light and creamy. It should leave a trail when you remove the whisk. Fold in the flour and lemon zest. Carefully spread this mixture into the prepared tray and bake for 10-12 minutes or until cooked through (the sponge should spring back when pressed).

  • Step 3

    Put a large piece of baking paper on a worksurface and sprinkle over the tbsp of caster sugar. Carefully flip the sponge onto it, peeling off the bottom layer of baking paper. Roll it up tightly, lengthways, using the baking paper on the bottom to help. Cool completely.

  • Step 4

    For the filling, whisk the cream with the sugar, vanilla and orange zest until it forms soft peaks.

  • Step 5

    Once the roll has cooled down, unroll it on a worksurface and spread the marmalade on top, followed by the cream mixture. Gently roll it up again and put it on a serving plate. Serve with double cream, if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 250
  • Fat 13.2g
  • Saturates 7.4g
  • Carbs 28g
  • Sugars 20.4g
  • Fibre 0.6g
  • Protein 4.5g
  • Salt 0.2g