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Lemon Angel Cake Roll Recipe

Lemon Angel Cake Roll Recipe

"Every time I make this sunny cake roll, people comment on its fresh flavor and festive look," observes Diana Hardwick of Holdenville, Oklahoma. "It goes over big at church dinners."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 12 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 24 whole strawberries


  • 1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; coat paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • 2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn cake onto a kitchen towel lightly dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Dust with 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 4. For filling, beat cream cheese and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and peel. Fold in whipped topping and food coloring if desired.
  • 5. Unroll cake and spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again; dust with remaining confectioners' sugar. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Cut into slices. Serve with strawberries. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 237 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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ABiggie User ID: 5510072 229774
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2015

"Love the filling. I haven't been able to get the cake to roll properly, but the filling is pretty tasty between sliced layers of angel food cake - it's a lot faster too."

frisky1 User ID: 4513165 117978
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Made this for my co-workers as a special treat. Everyone loved it. First time ever making a rolled cake, much easier than I thought. Will absolutely make this again."

lilbit05 User ID: 2695471 31521
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2012

"Such a great recipe, I've been adding cut up strawberries to it as well for an addition and it is wonderful! Making it today for a birthday cake."

skywaitress User ID: 5434571 30311
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Very good! Yes, it has a lemon flavor...that's why it is called Lemon Angel cake roll. If you dont like lemon try a simple cake roll."

ellimaye1 User ID: 1179808 30310
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2011

"This recipe was incredible sweet and very strong lemon flavor. I even used 1/4 c. less of the powdered sugar."

sfprincess User ID: 2695305 85964
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2010

"This was really fun to make and turned out amazing! It's a perfect balance of light and tasty that my whole family enjoyed -- especially my diabetic mother-in-law! I'd never made a roll cake before, so I don't know if I just rolled it too tightly or filled it too much, but there was a lot of excess filling that popped be careful! :)"

Carollizc User ID: 2124672 52833
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2010

"This was a perfect summer dessert - easy, fruity and creamy. I baked the cake first thing in the morning, when it wasn't so hot, then assembled it when the cake had cooled, and it was ready long in advance of when I needed to serve it. Just divine!"

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