Pimm’s Roulade

April 30, 2018Sew White

Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to start with the summer bakes! My first really summery cake recipe for this year is my Pimm’s Roulade.

The cake is very fresh, fruity and with a touch of alcohol this cake will be a great centre piece for parties, barbecues and summer events. It will also be a perfect thing to make to enjoy while watching the tennis Championships from Wimbledon. It is definitely served best with a glass of Pimm’s in the sunshine. My Pimm’s Roulade looks hard but is a lot easier to make and tastes brilliant.

Pimm's cake Pimm's Roulade recipe

For this recipe I tested out the new roulade tin from OXO Good Grips. It was brilliantly non stick and although I over filled the tin a little which resulted in a bit of a thicker roulade than planned. It still rolled beautifully and tasted great – and that’s the main point! A lovely tin. Find it here.

Let’s get ready to roll…

Pimm's cake Pimm's Roulade recipe

Pimm’s meet cake. My extra special with my Pimm’s Roulade

5 from 6 votes

Pimm’s Roulade

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 1 Roulade
Author Sisley White


  • 1 tablespoon of butter for greasing
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 100 g plain flour
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 400 ml double cream
  • strawberry or berry jam
  • strawberries
  • cucumber
  • 50 ml Pimm’s


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (160 fan) degrees.
  2. Line and grease a roulade tin.
  3. Add the eggs and sugar to a heatproof bowl and place over simmering water making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
  4. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and the mix is warm.
  5. Remove from the heat and using an electric whisk, whisk on high for for 5 minutes and then reduce to a low speed for 3 minutes until the mixture has tripled in size.
  6. Sieve the flour into a bowl and then gently fold into the egg and butter mix.
  7. Melt the butter and add a spoonful of the egg mix to it and stir before folding it back into the egg/butter/flour mix.
  8. Spoon into the roulade tin and bake for for 15 minutes.
  9. When the roulade has cooked, remove from the oven, cover with a slightly damp tea towel. This will help it stay soft and easy to roll.
  10. While it’s baking cut up a few strawberries (4-8), a quarter of a cucumber and a few mint leaves and mix together with the Pimm’s.
  11. Once the roulade has cooled turn out on to a piece of greaseproof paper. This will help you to roll it.
  12. Spread a layer of jam on the roulade.
  13. Whisk up the double cream until it’s thick and holds it’s peaks. Spread a layer on top of the jam.
  14. Add the Pimm’s soaked strawberries, cucumber and mint mix. Save the Pimm’s for later.
  15. Using the greaseproof paper for grip start rolling.
  16. Using the left over Pimm’s drizzle it over the roulade.
  17. Add the remaining cream to the cake and stud with more strawberries, cucumber and mint.
  18. Enjoy it straight away. If you do have any left over store in the fridge in an air tight container.

Eat, drink and be merry…

Pimm's Roulade

Pimm's cake Pimm's Roulade recipe

If you want to try another Pimm’s recipe check out my Pimm’s Cake

Disclaimer – I was given the roulade tin to use. Recipe and opinions are my own.

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  • Lucy @ BakingQueen74

    May 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    I love the look of your Pimms roulade Sisley, particularly the cucumber stars which are so cute! The filling looks so refreshing and perfect for summer with a glass of Pimms.5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2018 at 3:10 pm

      Thank you. Any opportunity to add stars and I’m there! It’s so easy to do with a cookie cutter too. Worth the extra few minutes.

  • kellie anderson

    May 3, 2018 at 9:48 am

    Sisley, your roulade looks fantastic! So summery and perfect for a garden party. I love OXO products and didn’t know you could even get a special roulade pan!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      That is so kind of you to say. It’s a great pan. Definitely worth trying out. Brilliantly non stick.

  • Elizabeth

    May 4, 2018 at 7:28 am

    What a gorgeous looking bake! I have one of those OXO swiss roll tins I’m yet to try out – must test it with your recipe!5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      Thank you <3 It is a great bake and I can't wait to make it again this bank holiday weekend

  • Camilla Hawkins

    May 4, 2018 at 9:45 am

    This is such a great idea and perfect for a summer BBQ dessert. Love the video, so clever, 10 out of 10:-)5 stars

    1. Sew White

      May 4, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Thank you Camilla. That means so much coming from you.5 stars

  • Lou | Crumbs & Corkscrews

    June 3, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Wow! Such a fabulous looking bake, and a great take on Pimms! I love a roulade and this would be perfect for the summer 🙂5 stars

    1. Sew White

      June 13, 2019 at 10:49 am

      Thank you. It’s a favourite bake of mine now and I can’t wait to make it again x

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