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Cranberry Cake Roll Recipe

Cranberry Cake Roll Recipe

This low-fat angel food cake roll is a guilt-free indulgence, which is much-appreciated during the Christmas season.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 9 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 2-1/3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  • 1. Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.
  • 2. Add vanilla, cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in flour, about 1/4 cup at a time.
  • 3. Carefully spread into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 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 the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 4. For filling, in a large saucepan, combine the cranberries, sugar and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until berries pop. Mash berries; strain, reserving juice and discarding pulp. Return juice to the pan. Combine cornstarch and remaining water until smooth; gradually add to cranberry juice. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Chill.
  • 5. Unroll cake and spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 196 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 91mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (36g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"The cranberry filling is very good, but the "cake" is tasteless and sticky. Definitely won't make again."

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