Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log Recipe

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Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log Recipe
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Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log Recipe

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The first time I made this festive cake roll was for Lincoln's birthday…but it's a great dessert for any holiday or special meal. Feel free to change the ice cream flavor.
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + freezing
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 quart cherry ice cream, softened
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Stir in water and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture (batter will be thin).
Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake 10-13 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool 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.
For frosting, in microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
Unroll cake; spread ice cream evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Spread with frosting. Cover and freeze overnight. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log in Country Woman June/July 2007, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 251 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 62mg cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 quart cherry ice cream, softened
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Stir in water and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture (batter will be thin).
  2. Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake 10-13 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool 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.
  3. For frosting, in microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate and butter; stir until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve desired consistency.
  4. Unroll cake; spread ice cream evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Spread with frosting. Cover and freeze overnight. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Cherry Lincoln Log in Country Woman June/July 2007, p27

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Ceege User ID: 730520 166978
Reviewed Jun. 18, 2014

"This cake is lovely and my guests liked it. I got lots of compliments on it. Since cherries are now in season, I pitted and halved about a cup full and added them to the ice cream. Yum. Next time I make this I am going to try some type of mint ice cream with the same chocolate cake recipe."

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