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Minion Mania Swiss Roll: Celebrate Despicable Me 4 with this Mischievously Delicious Recipe!

Calling all Minion fans and baking enthusiasts! Get ready to unleash your inner artist and create a show-stopping dessert that’s perfect for any occasion, especially a Despicable Me 4 watch party. This Minion Mania Swiss Roll is a playful twist on the classic dessert, guaranteed to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

The Challenge is On!

We’ve all seen Minions adorably transformed into cakes, macarons, and layered creations. But have you ever seen a Minion Swiss Roll? This recipe offers a delightful challenge that yields an impressive result. While drawing their expressions by hand might seem daunting at first, with a little practice, you can create a truly unique and eye-catching dessert.

More Than Just Looks:

The Minion Mania Swiss Roll doesn’t just impress visually; it also delivers on taste. Staying true to the Zespri Kiwi challenge, a layer of tangy green kiwi nestled inside the vibrant yellow cake provides a refreshing burst of flavor. This delightful contrast perfectly complements the sweetness of the cake and whipped cream filling, making each bite a delicious adventure.

Let’s Get Rolling!

The process itself is quite fun. Imagine carefully lining kiwi slices and then rolling them up snugly inside the minion-shaped cake. It’s like tucking them into a cozy bed! The finished product is a hilarious sight that will bring a giggle to your lips and a smile to everyone’s face.

Sing Along and Slice!

Once you’ve unveiled your masterpiece, cut the roll into individual Minions. Just like the real characters, some can be a little chubby and some a little slim. Their adorable expressions will have you humming the Minion’s “Banana” song in no time!

Hankerie’s Zespri Minions Swiss Roll:

This recipe is my contribution to the 5th day of the Zespri Kiwi challenge. It’s a fun and creative way to celebrate the release of Despicable Me 4 and enjoy the delicious taste of Zespri kiwis.

Ready to Bake Your Own Minion Mania?

Head over to recipe below for detailed instructions! Here are some additional tips to ensure your Minion Swiss Roll adventure is a success:

  • Master the Basics: Before tackling this playful design, ensure you’ve mastered the fundamental techniques of baking a basic Swiss roll. Consistent practice with a simple recipe will build your confidence and refine your skills.
  • Embrace Experimentation: Once you’re comfortable with the basics, don’t be afraid to experiment! Try different flavor combinations for the cake batter or filling (think chocolate, strawberry, or even mango!). Explore new piping techniques to create unique Minion expressions or personalize them with decorative details like chocolate chips for Gru’s goggles.
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Remember, baking is a skill that improves with practice. Don’t get discouraged if your first attempt at a Minion Swiss Roll isn’t perfect. Every baking experience is a learning opportunity, and with each try, you’ll gain more confidence and refine your skills.
  • Document Your Journey: Capture the baking process and your finished creations with photos and videos. Share them on social media using relevant hashtags like #MinionMania, #SwissRoll, and #BakingFun. This can inspire others and connect you with a wider baking community.
  • Spread the Joy: Once you’ve perfected your Minion Swiss Roll, share it with friends, family, or even participate in baking competitions. Sharing your creation is not only a delightful way to spread happiness but can also offer valuable feedback and connect you with other passionate bakers.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to baking! With a little creativity, dedication, and this Minion Mania Swiss Roll recipe, you can create a show-stopping dessert that’s both delicious and entertaining. So, preheat your oven, gather your ingredients, and unleash your inner baking star!

Minion Mania Swiss Roll: Celebrate Despicable Me 4 with this Mischievously Delicious Recipe!

Recipe by HankerieCourse: Delicious


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  • Cake:
  • 26g Oil

  • 3 Eggs

  • 26g Caster Sugar

  • 1/2tsp Edible Yellow Coloring

  • 47g Flour

  • Filling:
  • Whipped Cream

  • 1 Zespri Green Gold Kiwi

  • Minion Drawing:
  • Edible Black Ink

  • 20g Egg White

  • 2tsp Sugar

  • Edible Blue Ink


  • Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F).
  • Unleash your inner artist! Draw the bodies and eyes of your Minions on baking paper, covering about 2/3 of the baking tray. Line the baking paper onto swiss roll tin.
  • Whip the egg white and sugar until stiff. Divide the mixture and color one part blue (using edible ink) for the bodies and another black for the goggles and strips. Pipe or spoon these details onto your baking paper drawing. Set aside into fridge to harden it a bit.
  • Now, for the cake! Whisk the eggs and caster sugar together in a large bowl until light and creamy.
  • Sift in the flour gently and fold it in using a teaspoon.
  • Add the oil and your yellow coloring.
  • Carefully pour the cake batter onto your prepared baking tray.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown and springy to the touch.
  • Once the cake is done, remove it from the oven and carefully flip it onto the new baking paper. Peel off the baking paper from the back of the cake.Minion Swiss Roll
  • Trim off any hard edges from the cake.
  • Spread whipped cream over the cake and arrange your kiwi slices.Kiwi on whip cream
  • Carefully roll the cake up, creating your Minion Swiss Roll.
  • Cut the roll into individual Minion slices and enjoy!Minion Swiss Roll

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  • Practice drawing your Minions on a separate piece of paper before tackling the baking paper.
  • Use a piping bag for a cleaner and more precise application of the colored “ink” for the Minion details.
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative! Experiment with different colored fillings or add chocolate chips for Gru’s goggles.
Minion Swiss Roll

Celebrate Despicable Me 4 and the Minion craze with this fun and delicious Swiss Roll! It’s guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, young and old. So, get baking and unleash your inner Minion! Checkout this blog post on how this specially designed swiss roll took over to national TV live interview!