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Elegant Lemon Cake Roll Recipe
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Elegant Lemon Cake Roll Recipe

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A co-worker shared the recipe for this elegant cake roll. It's perfect for rounding out a special meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2/3 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • CREAMY LEMON FILLING:
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 7 drops yellow liquid food coloring, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper and grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until lemon-colored. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup sugar. Stir in oil and lemon extract; set aside.
  2. In another large bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold into egg yolk mixture. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; fold into egg mixture.
  3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in towel, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. For filling, in a small bowl, combine the milk, lemon juice, lemon peel and 5 drops of food coloring. Fold in whipped topping. Unroll cake; spread half of the filling over cake to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a platter. Spread remaining filling over cake.
  5. In a large Ziploc® Fresh Shield® Easy Zipper Storage Bag, combine water and remaining food coloring; add coconut. Seal bag and shake to tint. Sprinkle the coconut over cake. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Luscious Lemon Cake Roll in Taste of Home Cooking School Collection Spring 2010, p63

Sweet White Wine

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

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