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

How to Make Awesome Gingerbread Cake Roll


  • 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.

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About Awesome Gingerbread Cake Roll

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

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