This beautiful cake requires only 3 ingredients and absolutely no baking. The colorful swirls of the Swiss roll make a vibrant, drool-worthy outside. And each slice reveals an even prettier ice cream filling inside. It’s easy to make, it looks fancy, and it tastes like a fruit-filled summer day. If you want to impress your friends, this is definitely one for the books.

Swiss Roll Bomb Cake

  • Prep Time:30 minutes
  • Cook Time:16 hours (freeze time)
  • Total Time:16 hours 30 minutes
  • Servings:4-6 servings
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 1 box packaged strawberry cream Swiss rolls
  • 2 cup softened vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup softened pistachio ice cream
Photo by Arden Sarner
Photo by Arden Sarner
  • Step 1

    Cut each roll in 5 or 6 slices.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 2

    Line a medium-sized bowl with plastic wrap.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 3

    Line the bowl with the slices of the rolls. Push the slices against the bowl and fill in gaps with extra pieces.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 4

    Add softened ice cream into the bowl and spread to cover all the cake. Leave a crater-shaped cavity in the middle for the second ice cream.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 5

    Freeze for 8 hours, or until the ice cream is firm.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 6

    Fill in the hole with the pistachio ice cream.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 7

    Cover the top with more cake slices.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 8

    Freeze for another 8 hours, or until firm.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner
  • Step 9

    Invert the cake on board or plate, and remove the bowl and plastic wrap.

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    GIF by Arden Sarner