Moist Lemon Angel Cake Roll
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
- 9 large egg whites, room temperature
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup cake flour
- 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup water
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- Yellow food coloring, optional
- Additional confectioners' sugar
- Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; lightly coat paper with cooking spray and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Add vanilla and cream of tartar 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.
- Gently spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes.
- Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
- In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Gently stir in lemon juice, zest and, if desired, food coloring. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
- Unroll cake; spread filling to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving plate; sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts1 slice: 243 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.
Jul 27, 2019
I followed the recipe to the dot. Though i baked for a full 20 mins the top of the cake was sticky to the touch and i baked for an extra few minutes, and the top was still sticky to the touch. And the cake is chewy instead of light and fluffy. The lemon curd was nice though.
May 22, 2019
Any suggestions for a gluten free version?
May 12, 2019
I'm just trying to imagine what a nightmare cutting this into slices must be. Suggestions before I make it?
May 27, 2018
Just ok. I made it on Easter Sunday 2018
Mar 6, 2018
Perfect Easter Dessert!!
Dec 29, 2017
The cake was lovely but I found the filling wanting. Go with a quality homemade (or even store-bought) lemon curd). It'll bring this up to 5 stars.
Nov 14, 2014
This recipe was easy to make but my filling didn't thicken up enough so it kind of ran out the ends. I put it in the fridge for a bit and it turned out great. Taste is awesome.
May 1, 2011
Made this for Easter. Saw Micheal in Morgantown WV make this. You could use any fruity mixture in it. I would definitely not use a boxed angel food cake mix because the cake was excellent.
Apr 28, 2011
I have not tried this yet but it looks good? Could you not save time and use a boxed angel food cake following directions of mixing it and proceed with the rest of the steps of this recipe?
Apr 23, 2011
We made this for my Aunt as a late "Happy Birthday" treat when she came down. It was great, but I should have waited for it to cool a bit more because the roll would have stayed more firmly together. For a quick fix, I put it in the refrigerator for a bit & then re-rolled it. Perfect! We served it with fresh strawberries. :]