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Eggnog Cake Roll

 Eggnog Cake Roll
This festive dessert is on the menu for lots of special occasions at our house— especially Christmas. The eggnog flavor really comes through, making it a natural for holiday entertaining.
10-12 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, divided
  • 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 cups eggnog
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, well drained
  • 2/3 cup quartered maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Green food coloring
  • Additional maraschino cherries, optional

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored, about
  • 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of sugar; beat 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon
  • vanilla; mix well.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; gradually add remaining
  • sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Fold into yolk mixture Combine
  • cake flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Fold into egg mixture

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Eggnog Cake Roll (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • until no flour streaks remaining. Spread batter evenly in a greased
  • and floured 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for
  • 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Turn out onto a linen towel dusted with 2 tablespoons confectioners'
  • sugar. Roll cake up in towel, starting with a short end. Cool on
  • wire rack. Meanwhile, for filling, combine cornstarch and a small
  • amount of eggnog in a saucepan; mix until smooth. stir in remaining
  • eggnog; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook and stir 2
  • minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in remaining vanilla. Cool.
  • Unroll cake; spread with filling. Sprinkle with pineapple, cherries
  • and coconut; roll up again. Whip cream with remaining confectioners'
  • sugar; tint green. Spread over outside of cake roll. Chill 3-4
  • hours. Garnish with cherries if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 274 calories, 12 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 117 mg cholesterol, 132 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.