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Eggnog Cake Roll Recipe

Eggnog Cake Roll Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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 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.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 274 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 132mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (27g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Eggnog Cake Roll

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dwinokur User ID: 887938 49393
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2014 Edited Feb. 4, 2015

"Iit turned out quite tasty and the filing was smooth and flavorful. I traded mandarin oranges for a pineapples"

qwm User ID: 1379428 22274
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2010

"This brings back memories of my mother's great cooking/ baking skills. This was a Christmas holiday favorite!"

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