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Chocolate Swirl Delight

I made a few updates to a great recipe and ended up with an impressive dessert. Everyone loves its light texture and chocolaty flavor. —Lynne Bargar, Saegertown, Pennyslvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 1-1/2 packages (13 ounces each) Swiss cake rolls
  • 2-3/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate fudge pudding mix
  • 2 cups whipped topping


  • Cut each cake roll into 6 slices; reserve any broken chocolate coating for topping. Line bottom and sides of a 9-in. springform pan with cake slices, covering completely.
  • Whisk milk and pudding mixes 2 minutes (mixture will be thick); spread onto bottom layer of cake rolls. Cover with whipped topping. Sprinkle with reserved chocolate pieces. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 331 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • R M.F.
    Jan 23, 2021

    This was fun, beautiful and delicious. Definitely and impressive dessert!

  • zubov56
    May 10, 2020

    This an easy and fun dessert to put together. I have made it as per the directions above and I have also made it with Strawberry Shortcake Rolls and strawberry pudding as well as the Carrot Cake Rolls with cheesecake pudding. All were very good

  • Lauren A
    Apr 21, 2019

    Would be delicious and easy for a diabetic but I can’t find Swiss Rolls that are sugar free. I’ve seen large sugar free cake rolls so might try that using thin slices. I’d layer slices with pudding so no waste.

  • Andy
    Apr 13, 2019

    Very easy and delicious. A mistake turned into a huge success. Only had one chocolate pudding, mixed a batch of banana cream pudding over the chocolate pudding, It was amazing and not too sweet or chocolatety. Put cool whip on top and then raspberries

  • Penny
    Mar 13, 2019

    Came upon this recipe and made it for a family gathering. It was so good and light and went really fast. It’s requested now at every family meal. It was hard to cut the Swiss rolls. They do make a mess but it’s worth it. I tried to attach a picture but couldn’t.

  • TrishtheDish1
    Nov 21, 2018

    I made this on a whim, as it's not my type of least not the type I'm known to make. When I served it, my son was surprised and bit disappointed that it wasn't a typical dessert that would come from my kitchen. You know, many ingredients, rich, hours of preparation, etc. That being said, I would rate it 3.5-4.0 stars. I would only make this again if I were taking it to a picnic, or a church potluck. I could see that some tinkering with the flavors could enhance the experience. For example using peppermint whipped topping with chocolate pudding. Or pistachio or butterscotch pudding instead of chocolate and flavor the whipping topping in a complimentary flavor. Vanilla pudding with cherry flavored whipped topping...the possibilities are endless. But not for me, in reality, I doubt if I would make this again. I like so many other desserts better.

  • Kyle
    Oct 3, 2018

    The presentation on this cake looks so good!

  • Cyndy Rogers
    Mar 31, 2018

    Can I make this and refrigerate overnight for the next day's serving?

  • Toni
    Mar 10, 2018

    This came out beautifully. Looked just like the photo. I thought the kids would love it and they did. But to my surprise, the grown ups ate nearly the whole thing! It was great. Had lots of requests for repeats.

  • sd20
    Feb 14, 2018

    Easy to make and a beautiful presentation! It was good but not a standout for us. If you love Swiss rolls then you will enjoy the dessert.