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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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 serving (1 slice) equals 233 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.