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Strawberry Cake Roll

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Bake: 10 min. + chilling


12 servings

Marscarpone cheese, fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon flavor this mouthwatering and impressive-looking dessert from Carrie Vazzano in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. An added bonus…the waxed-paper lined pan makes for speedy cleanup! CARRIE’S TIP. For health-conscious cooks or those counting calories, skimmed milk and reduced-fat cheese make easy, slimming substitutions.—Carrie Vazzano, Rolling Meadows, Illinois


  • 4 large eggs, separated, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar


  1. Coat a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with cooking spray; line with waxed paper and coat the paper with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks, 1/3 cup sugar, milk and lemon zest. Gradually stir in flour. Add cream of tartar to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold into egg yolk mixture.
  3. Carefully spread into prepared pan. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Turn cake 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 long side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cheese and lemon juice. Unroll cake; spread filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Sprinkle with sugar and top with strawberries; roll up again. Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 190 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 33mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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