Drinks and Desserts

January 1, 2021
Ube Keso de Bola Swiss Roll Cake

Time needed: 1 hour.

Makes: 4 – 6 servings / 10 pieces

Cake Batter:
1 cup cake flour
½ cup sugar
1 ½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
5 large eggs
½ tsp Vanilla
2 tsp Ube Flavoring
1 tsp. Violet / Ube coloring
2 tbsp. Vegetable Oil

1 ½ cup whipping cream
½ tsp ube flavoring
½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup shredded queso de bola
Shredded or sliced queso de bola


  1. Prepare baking pan

    Preheat oven to 176 degrees Celsius. Grease the baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Lightly grease the parchment paper.

  2. Make egg yolk mixture

    In a large mixing bowl, whisk the yolks with a hand whisk until lighter in color. Add the sugar and continue to whisk the mixture until it has slightly thickened. Add the milk, canola oil, and ube extract to the bowl. Whisk until incorporated.

  3. Mix dry ingredients

    In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder. Gradually add this mixture to the yolk mixture and beat with the hand whisk until smooth and lump-free.

  4. Whip egg whites

    In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Add the sugar gradually while the mixer is running and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. Fold the beaten egg whites (meringue) into the yolk batter in three additions using a rubber spatula until the color of the batter is uniform.

  5. Bake

    Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Slide the cake with the parchment paper backing into a wire rack and allow to cool completely.

  6. Make filling

    Beat together whipped cream, icing sugar, and ube extract in the bowl of a stand mixer until thick and fluffy.

  7. Prepare the cake roll

    Once the cake is cool, remove the parchment backing. Place a piece of parchment paper that is slightly larger than your cake over it, and top it with a baking pan of the same size or larger.
    Invert everything over. Gently peel off the parchment paper from the cake. To turn the cake to its top side again, position another parchment paper on top, followed by another baking pan.
    Invert the cake once more.