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Moist Lemon Angel Cake Roll

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Makes

10 servings

Tart and delicious, this pretty cake roll will tickle any lemon lover's fancy. Its feathery, angel food texture enhances its guilt-free goodness. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Moist Lemon Angel Cake Roll Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; lightly coat paper with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. 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 Tbsp. 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. Gently spread batter into prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool 5 minutes.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Remove from heat. Gently stir in lemon juice, zest and, if desired, food coloring. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  7. 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 Facts

1 slice: 243 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 57mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.

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