- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 cups ground pecans
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chocolate shavings and additional confectioners' sugar, optional
- In a mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and confectioners' sugar until thick, 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). Grease a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan; line with waxed paper and grease and flour paper. Spread batter into pan. Bake at 375° for 10-15 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Turn onto a linen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Peel off paper and roll cake up in towel, starting with short end. Cool on wire rack 1 hour.
- Meanwhile, beat the cream, sugar, cocoa and vanilla in a mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Carefully unroll cake. Spread filling over cake; roll up again. Refrigerate. If desired, garnish with chocolate shavings and confectioners' sugar. Yield: 10-12 servings.
Reviews forPecan Cake Roll
"I fixed this and took it to work and it quickly disappeared. Love the mousse filling."
"Mine cracked a little but was still very pretty. The grainy but airy texture of the cake (due to replacing flour with ground pecans) was delicious and exuded pecan flavor -- but perhaps the most laudable aspect of this dessert was its filling. That little dash of cocoa powder makes all the difference and lends complexity to the flavors, simultaneously matching the same airy-light consistency of the cake. This was definitely a tasty, sophisticated venture outside the norm."
"Very, very sweet but it is good. I will make it again but share with everyone bc I wouldn't be able to eat one myself!"
"Regarding Review Comments- There is no Flour (Editor's note) or Cream Cheese in this recipe.Sounds Delicious."
"Am I missing something. Is there no flour in this recipe?"
"to gb4550 I haven't made this yet, but it surelooks delish, by the way there is no cream cheese in the recipe, it calls for heavy whipping cream, give it a try, I'm sure you won't be dissapointed."
"How much cream cheese???"