Cinnamon Twirl Roly-Poly
Total TimePrep: 40 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
- 3 large eggs
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- Dash salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 to 2 teaspoons half-and-half cream or whole milk
- 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, optional
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 to 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream or whole milk
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
- Preheat oven to 375°. Line bottom and sides of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with parchment paper; grease paper.
- Beat eggs on high speed until thick and pale, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in sugar until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; beat in water and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture, mixing just until combined.
- Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake until cake springs back when lightly touched, 10-12 minutes. Cool 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off parchment paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, beat butter, brown sugar and cinnamon until creamy. Unroll cake; spread brown sugar mixture over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges.
- For filling, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in confectioners' sugar and cinnamon; gradually add cream until mixture reaches a spreadable consistency. Spread filling over brown sugar mixture. If desired, sprinkle with walnuts. Roll up again, without towel; trim ends if needed. Place on a platter, seam side down.
- For glaze, heat butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until foamy and golden, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla, then add cream 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring well, until mixture reaches a pourable consistency. Slowly pour glaze over top of cake, allowing some to flow over sides. If desired, top with walnuts. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours before serving.
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Nutrition Facts1 slice: 396 calories, 18g fat (11g saturated fat), 93mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (47g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
Jul 6, 2018
In all honesty, I haven't made this yet - but I make one similar for most Christmas'
Dec 24, 2017
I was really, really hesitant to make this. I have never made a roll up cake before.. but I'm really glad I took the time to make this! I did find the topping extremely sweet though.I followed the recipe exactly and the cake turned out beautiful. No problems rolling it up and no cracks. The only thing I changed was I added a teaspoon of cinnamon to the cake itself. I will make this again, maybe with just no topping. Thanks!
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