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Pecan Cake Roll Recipe

Pecan Cake Roll Recipe

Meet the Cook: Like my husband, I'm a retired teacher. This dessert is one that always went over big as a snack whenever I'd take it to share in the teachers' lounge! -Shirley Awald, Walkerton, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups ground pecans
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings and additional confectioners' sugar, optional


  • 1. Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease and flour paper and set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and confectioners' sugar until thick and lemon-colored, about 5 minutes. In another bowl, beat whites until soft peaks form; fold into yolk mixture. Fold in pecans until well blended (batter will be thin).
  • 3. Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll cake up in towel, starting with short end. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • 4. Meanwhile, beat the cream, sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a bowl until soft peaks form. Carefully unroll cake. Spread filling over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. If desired, garnish with chocolate shavings and confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe does not use flour.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 233 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

Reviews for Pecan Cake Roll

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kmonster User ID: 6670431 10759
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

"Very, very sweet but it is good. I will make it again but share with everyone bc I wouldn't be able to eat one myself!"

Alliea User ID: 1420698 21301
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Regarding Review Comments- There is no Flour (Editor's note) or Cream Cheese in this recipe.

Sounds Delicious."

gknee50 User ID: 5975159 10567
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"Am I missing something. Is there no flour in this recipe?"

raceywlf User ID: 3872239 21296
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"to gb4550 I haven't made this yet, but it sure

looks delish, by the way there is no cream cheese in the recipe, it calls for heavy whipping cream, give it a try, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed."

gb4550 User ID: 5506490 10602
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2010

"How much cream cheese???"

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