Awesome Gingerbread Cake Roll

Norma DeRemer


It's been a long time since I made this. It pays some times to just sit down and go look in your recipe box. I remember how good this tasted. It's a different way of making ordinary gingerbread. The creamy filling along with the moise cake makes a great dessert for any Holiday or Special Occasion. Can be sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon in stead of frosting.

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eggs, separated
1 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/2 c
1/4 c
1 c
all purpose flour
1/4 tsp
baking soda
1/8 tsp
1/2 tsp
each of cinnamon, ground ginger and ground cloves
1 to 2 Tbsp
confectioners' sugar
spiced cream filling:
1 1/2 c
heavy whipping cream
1/3 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
additional cinnamon, optional


1Line a greased 15 X 10 inch baking pan with waxed paper; grease and flour the paper and set aside.
2Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Seperate eggs into two bowls.
3In a large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks on high speed until thickened, about 3 minutes.
4Beat in molasses and butter.
5In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat eggs whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, on tablespoon at a time, beating on high until soft peaks form. Fold into yolk mixture.
6Combine the flour, baking soda, spices and salt, and gently fold into egg mixture until combined.
7Spread batter into prepared pan.
8Place in 375 pre-heated oven and bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.
9Remove from oven and cool in pan for 5 minutes.
10Turn the cake onto a clean kitchen towl that has been dusted with confectioners' sugar.
11Gently peel off waxed paper.
12Starting at the short end of the cake gently roll up cake in the towel jelly roll style. Place on a wire rack and cool completely.
13In a chilled large mixing bowl, combine the first five spiced cream filling ingredients and beat until soft peaks form. Set aside.
14Unroll cake and spread half of the filling evenly over cake to within 1/2 inch from the edges.
15Carefully roll up again. Place on serving platter and spread remaining filling over cake.
16Sprinkle with cinnamon if desired and store in refrigerator until serving time.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American