Cake Roll with Berries Recipe
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Cake Roll with Berries Recipe

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“Mom always had fresh-baked desserts like this one for us every week. We all love this cake’s cream filling and fresh strawberries.” —Nancy Kreiser, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with about 1/4 cup strawberries equals 453 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 254 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs on high speed for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating 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 into prepared pan.
  3. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Meanwhile, for filling, combine flour and milk in a small saucepan until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer (mixture will be very thick). Transfer to a bowl; press waxed paper onto surface of mixture. Cool completely.
  5. In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and salt. Gradually beat in milk mixture; beat for 5 minutes or until filling is light and fluffy.
  6. Unroll cake; spread filling over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Combine strawberries and sugar; refrigerate cake and berries for 1 hour before serving. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cake Roll with Berries in Taste of Home June/July 2010, p77

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 20, 2011

"Just Made this for Father's day and got great results from my guests. I did have to make the sponge cake twice because the first time I couldn't get the wax paper off... the second time I used parchment paper greased and floured and it came out great! I added a bit of almond extract to my filling and that added great flavor to it! The milk and flour mixture thickened before it even came to a boil, so I just took off the stove before it got to doughy. I whipped my filling for a long time so it tasted extremely light, not too greasy at all! For sure going to make again!"

Reviewed Feb. 6, 2011

"I actually only made the filling from this recipe and used a different sponge cake(orange flavored) but I must've done something wrong. When i mixed the flour and milk in a saucepan it got so thick it was like dough. I thought maybe that was supposed to happen and it would be fine when mixed with the other ingredients. When i put it in the mixer and turned it on for 5 mins it still left the the filling with small chunks. What went wrong? It still tasted delicious(a bit too buttery, will cut in half next time) but still good."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"When I made this the cake roll was tough and didn't unroll well. Also the filling just tasted of shortening, very heavy and greasy. I don't usually have trouble with sponge-type cakes but this one just didn't work."

Reviewed Nov. 13, 2010

"I don't know what the problem is but the cake roll (not the filling) never turns out! I've tried 3 times following the recipe exactly. Each time, the cake sticks to the waxed paper. I've made other cake rolls and this never happens. I will use the filling instructions from this, which is delicious, and use another cake roll recipe."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2010

"I made this dessert to take to my brothers house for dinner. Everyone loved it but agreed that maybe some lemon flavor in the cream or the cake would give it a bigger punch."

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