Lemon and elderflower roulade recipe

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serves: 10
Skill: medium
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 18 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 200 kCal 10%
Fat 13g 19%
  -  Saturates 4g 20%
Carbohydrates 16g 10%
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  • This lemon and elderflower roulade is light, fresh and ready in under an hour.

    Our lemon and elderflower roulade recipe is easy to make and in just three simple steps. We have used flaked almonds to add a subtle nutty flavour and an interesting texture but if you have allergies or don’t like almonds you can omit them from the recipe. This roulade is just 200 calories per portion.


    • 40g flaked almonds, plus extra for serving
    • 3 eggs
    • 100g caster sugar, plus 1tsp
    • 2tsp elderflower cordial
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1/2tsp baking powder
    • Zest lemon
    • 60g ground almonds
    • For the filling
    • 100ml whipping cream
    • 150g lemon curd yogurt
    • 3tsp Elderflower cordial
    • To serve
    • 1tsp icing sugar, for dusting
    • raspberries, optional
    • You will need
    • 22x30cm (approx) baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper


    • Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4. Line your baking tray with parchment paper then scatter over the flaked almonds. Whisk the eggs, sugar and cordial until thick and creamy. Fold in the flour, baking powder, lemon zest and ground almonds then pour into the tray.

    • Bake for 15-18mins until the sponge springs back when gently pressed. Sprinkle with 1tsp caster sugar then place a piece of baking paper on top and carefully flip over. We use a large chopping board to help this.
      Remove the cooking baking paper then carefully roll up the sponge, from one of the short edges, while the cake is still warm. Leave to cool.

    • Meanwhile, make the filling. Whip the cream then fold in the lemon curd yogurt and elderflower cordial.
      When the cake is cool, gently unroll it then generously spread over the cream mixture. Roll up, sprinkle with icing sugar, if using, and scatter over the remaining flaked almonds and serve with raspberries, if liked.

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    Top tips for making lemon and elderflower roulade:

    • For a neater presentation trim the ends of the roulade once filled. This is the perfect way for you to taste the bake before serving too
    • Elderflower is in season from May to June, use our guide to make your own elderflower cordial 
    • We used The Collective Dairy Sicilian Lemon Curd Yoghurt but you could use 50g lemon curd and 100g Greek yogurt if you prefer

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