Looking for delicate meringue roulades or indulgent chocolate roulade recipes? Try one of our impressive dessert ideas, from lemon meringue roulade to festive yule logs, swiss rolls or decadent fruity roulades. Plus many more festive show-stopping rolls to choose from.


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Easy roulade recipes

Chocolate, chestnut and cherry roulade

This beautiful Christmas dessert uses the classic combination of chocolate and cherry but with a festive twist of a light chestnut cream.

A teal board topped with a chocolate roulade. The roulade is filled with cream and whole cherries

Pistachio and chocolate roulade

Made with double cream, dark chocolate and slithers of pistachio, a poshed-up roulade is the perfect dessert for your Christmas dinner table.

Chocolate Roulade Recipe with Pistachios

Lemon and orange swiss roll

Simple citrus flavour combinations makes this swiss roll super light and refreshing. An airy lemon sponge is layered with tart marmalade and a rich vanilla and orange cream, perfect for an easy Christmas afternoon treat serve your guests.

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Chocolate yule log

Need a show-stopping dessert recipe to impress guests over the Christmas period? Check out our indulgent festive yule log with a boozy Baileys cream and crunchy hazelnut brittle.

Festive Yule Log Recipe

Raspberry roulade

This light, refreshing dessert is ideal for summer, as it's packed with in-season raspberries and crunchy hazelnuts, and it'a gluten-free too – keep for up to three days in the fridge.

A roulade on a white plate with a blue fabric background with a slice cut off the end and a knife to one side

Lemon curd and blueberry roulade

Crisp on the outside, marshmallowy on the inside and packed with creamy curd. This is a surprisingly easy yet showstopping dessert to serve at Christmas.

Lemon Meringue Roulade Recipe with Lemon Curd and Blueberries

Chocolate roulade with amaretto cream

This rich showstopper of a roulade would make a great dessert to serve alongside or instead of the traditional Christmas pudding or to round off a luxurious Christmas or New Year’s Eve dinner party.

Chocolate Roulade Recipe with Amaretto Cream

Gingerbread bûche de Noël

A beautiful rolled cake flavoured with warming ginger and cinnamon, Edd Kimber's bûche de Noël comes filled with a lemony Lotus Biscoff cream.

Gingerbread Buche de Noel

White chocolate roulade with Baileys

White chocolate roulade with Baileys is an indulgent dessert for Christmas Day. Despite its impressive appearance, it's quite easy to make so you won't have to spend hours in the kitchen. If it goes down well you could make it for New Year's Eve, too. Click here for other roulade recipes.

White Chocolate Recipe Roulade with Baileys

Strawberry and passion fruit meringue roulade

Looking for an easy sweet roulade recipe? Packed with strawberries and passion fruit this roulade looks as good as it tastes. Serve to friends and family over the festive season.

Strawberry Meringue Roulade Recipe with Passion Fruit

Raspberry bakewell roulade

Feed your hungry festive guests with our easy roulade twist – we've combined two desserts into one. Check out more of our raspberry recipes here...

Raspberry Roulade Recipe

Baileys yule log

Everyone will attempt to save room for this dark chocolate roulade with Bailey's cream. Dusted with a snow drift of icing sugar, this Christmas log is seriously irresistible.

Yule Log Recipe With Baileys Cream

Strawberry and earl grey roulade

A clever update for the classic Swiss roll. This easy Earl Grey flavoured roulade filled with strawberries and cream is designed to impress with every slice as a smart dinner-party dessert. Give it a go for an easy way to end a decedent Christmas dinner!

Strawberry Meringue Roulade Recipe with Earl Grey

Chocolate espresso and hazelnut roulade

This chocolate, espresso and hazelnut roulade is everything you could want in a grown-up dessert this Christmas. These flavours are classic combinations and while it may take a little more effort, it's guaranteed to be a show-stopper and an indulgent way to end your epic festive feast.

Chocolate Roulade Recipe with Hazelnuts

Matcha white chocolate roulade

This vibrant matcha white chocolate roulade from baker and former GBBO winner Edd Kimber is light, creamy and a great alternative to the classic Swiss roll. Plus it has less than 350 calories per serving, an easy win for when you've overindulged over the festive season.

Matcha Swiss Roll Recipe with White Chocolate

Coffee and walnut swill roll

Why not take your coffee in the form of a swiss roll... Packed with walnuts and creamy mascarpone, this grown-up version is just so delicious and a great addition to a festive dinner.

Coffee Swiss Roll Recipe

Lemon curd and raspberry roulade

A freshly made roulade is always a real treat and this lemon curd, whipped cream and fresh raspberry version combines sweetness and tartness to make a really special dessert. It's perfect for an impressive end a Christmas family feast.

Lemon Roulade Recipe with Raspberries

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