Red Velvet Swiss Roll

Here at British Bakeware we're big fans of red velvet cake and today we're very excited to share with you this Red Velvet Swiss Roll from the terrific Meadow Brown Bakery. Esther is a fantastic baker and her blog is brimming with brilliant recipes, from terrific cupcakes to fantastic bread recipes, there's a recipe you'll enjoy no matter what your taste.

As we mentioned, we can't get enough of red velvet cake here at British Bakeware, so we're quite eager to share this variation on the classy sponge cake. This Red Velvet Swiss Roll isn't difficult to make, and Esther's recipe features step-by-step pictures, to help guide you, whilst you have a go at making this fantastic treat. If you love red velvet cake, then we can ensure you, you're going to love this recipe! 

This brilliant recipe and image is from the terrific Meadow Brown Bakery and we insist that you check out this blog, if you're looking for some inspiration for your next bake.


  • 200g Plain Flour
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 4 large Eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of Milk 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Lemon Juice or White Vinegar 
  • 1 Teaspoon of Red Food Colouring Paste

For the filling and Decoration

  • Sprinkles 


Step 1 - Butter and line your baking tray with baking paper

Step 2 - Preheat your oven to 175ºC

Step 3 - Mix all the dry ingredients (excluding the sugar and bicarbonate of soda) together in a bowl and set aside. 

Step 4 - Mix the red food colouring and milk in a small bowl, stir and put to one side.

Step 5 - In a large bowl, mix the four large eggs and sugar with a hand whisk until double or triple in volume and the mixture is light and quite airy. You could also you a stand mixer if you have one.

Step 6 - Add the vanilla and vegetable oil to the egg mixture and slowly whisk. Then, pour the mil and red food colouring mixture and continue mixing.

Step 7 - Sieve in the flour in to the mixture a little at a time and mix with a spatula. Do this gently because you don't want to deflate the air bubbles.

Step 8 - Add the vanilla the bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice with the final addition of flour and mix together.

Step 9 - Pour the mixture onto your prepared baking tray and gently spread the mixture to the sides.

Step 10 - Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 -13 minutes. Test with a toothpick to check if it's cooked through.

Step 11 - Whilst the cake is baking, cut a piece of grease proof or any other baking baker paper. Ensure that it's slightly larger than the cake and sprinkle it with caster sugar.

Step 12 - When the cake is ready, tip it onto your sugared grease proof paper and peel off the paper on the back of your cake. 

Step 13 - Roll the cake from the short side in the paper and leave it to cool completely on a cooling rack, whilst rolled up.

Step 14 - Make the cream cheese icing and add half of the mixture in a piping bag fitted with a large open star nozzle. 

Step 15 - Once the swiss roll has cooled down completely, gently unroll it, and spread some of the cream cheese icing on to the cake. You can add any spare icing to the piping bag. 

Step 16 - Roll the cake up again and pipe the remainder of the cream cheese over the cake. Add the sprinkles and serve.

For the full the recipe, as well as images to guide you, visit Esther's blog here.


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Earl Grey Shortbread Teabags

Today we bring to you a brilliant Earl Grey Shortbread Teabags recipe from the equally brilliant Ellie's Kitchen. Ellie is very talented baker and her blog is crammed with a whole range of recipes, from hand painted sugar cookies to homemade strawberry jam, you're bound to find a recipe you love on this blog. 

It would come as no surprise to you that here at British Bakeware we're huge lovers of tea, so we're extremely excited to share this recipe with you. These earl grey flavoured shortbread biscuits are really simple to bake and they take no time at all to make! They're the perfect teatime treat for tea lovers!

This fantastic recipe and image is from Ellie's Kitchen and we highly recommend you take a look at her blog if you're looking for some inspiration on your next bake!


  • 200g Unslated Butter, softened
  • 100g Caster Sugar
  • 300g Self Raising Flour
  • Drop of Vanilla Extract
  • Tea from 3 Earl Grey Teabags
  • 50g Dark or Milk Chocolate


Step 1 - Preheat your oven to 160ºC

Step 2 - then cream the butter and sugar together - you can either do this by hand or if you have an electric mixer, you can use that. The mixture should look pale and smooth.

Step 3 - Once you're happy with the mixture, add the vanilla and tea.

Step 4 - Start gently working in the flour. To avoid overworking the mix, it's best to do it by hand.

Step 5 - Form the into a ball but don't worry if it doesn't together straight away, you just have to be patient.

Step 6 - Lightly flour a flat surface and roll out the dough. Make sure it's about 5mm thick.

Step 7 - Cut the dough into teabag shapes. You may want to use a template to cut around.

Step 8 - Stamp out a hole at the top of each teabag. 

Step 9 - Leave to chill in the fridge the fride for 15 mins before baking until the biscuits turn golden brown. This will take around 15 minutes.

Step 10 - Leave the biscuits to cool for a few minutes on the baking tray, once the're cooked before you transfer them to a wire rack to cool fully.

Step 11 - Once cooled, dip the bottom half of each biscuit in melted chocolate and leave to set on baking paper. 

Step 12 - To finish, thread string through each biscuit and add labels.

For the full the recipe, visit Ellie's blog here.


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