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Butter Pecan Ice Cream Roll

 Butter Pecan Ice Cream Roll
An active mother of four young sons, Elane Hefner of Elida, Ohio, relies on recipes that deep entertaining simple. "This cake roll can be chilling in the freezer long before guests arrive," she says. "Try varying the flavor of the ice cream to suit different tastes."
10 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min.


  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 quarts butter pecan ice cream, softened
  • Confectioners' sugar and pecan halves, optional


  • Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper.
  • Grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3
  • minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture
  • becomes thick and lemon-colored. Beat in water and vanilla. Combine
  • the flour baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture. Spread
  • batter evenly in prepared pan.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until cake is lightly browned.
  • Cool for 5 minutes; turn onto a kitchen towel dusted with
  • confectioners' sugar. Peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the
  • towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool on a wire
  • rack.
  • Unroll cake; spread with ice cream to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up
  • again; cover and freeze until firm. May be frozen for up to 2

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream Roll (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • months. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Dust with
  • confectioners' sugar and decorate with pecans before serving if
  • desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Editor's Note: See page 50 for tips on make a cake roll.
Nutritional Facts:Nutritional Analysis: One serving (prepared with egg substitute and reduced-fat ice cream and without pecans) equals 291 calories, 331 mg sodium, 3 mg cholesterol, 56 gm carbohydrate, 8 gm protein, 3 gm fat.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.