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Lemon Cake Roll

This recipe dates back quite a few years. My mother made it for me when I was a child, and I'm now in my 70s.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper. Grease the paper; set aside. In a large bowl, beat eggs for 3 minutes. Gradually add sugar; beat for 2 minutes or until mixture becomes thick and lemon-colored. Stir in water. Combine dry ingredients; fold into egg mixture. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.
  • Invert 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 short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For filling, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, flour, egg, water and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature.
  • Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 200 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 104mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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