Lemon Cake Roll

Lemon Cake Roll

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"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."
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40 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thick and smooth. Add water. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into egg mixture just until moistened. Line a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12-14 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched in center. Cool cake in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Turn cake out onto a kitchen towel. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off the waxed paper. Beginning with short side, roll up cake, jelly-roll style. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. For filling, in a saucepan, combine sugar, flour, egg, water and lemon juice. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute longer until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Unroll cake; spread cooled filling to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again. Cover and chill for 1-2 hours before serving. Store in the refrigerator.

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A good cake roll recipe. However, i would change a few things in this recipe the next time i make it. For the cake part, instead of adding water, add lemon juice. When baking, watch the cake car...

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The recipe may deserve 5 stars. The cake maker (me) may be the reason for the 3 stars. My cake was tough which indicates that I probable stirred the batter too much. Also the cake part did not...

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A good cake roll recipe. However, i would change a few things in this recipe the next time i make it. For the cake part, instead of adding water, add lemon juice. When baking, watch the cake car...

OK, OK...so I read the feedback from others, and yes, I was a little scared to try it for 1st time company, but I did. I used the advice from other members...sift all dry ingredients, watch the...

Recipe was very easy to make. I served it to my family and they loved it. It had a rich lemony flavor. I love to bake and enjoyed making this dessert. I plan on making it for the holidays. ...

The recipe may deserve 5 stars. The cake maker (me) may be the reason for the 3 stars. My cake was tough which indicates that I probable stirred the batter too much. Also the cake part did not...

I made the lemon filling to go with a sponge cake from another recipe. God, it was disgusting. One of the worst things I've ever tasted... Threw it all out. What a waste of ingredients. The spon...

I made the cake-part for a church dinner. They were the hit of the meal! I did use half cake flour and half all-purpose flour. I made a strawberry cream cheese filling and placed them in the fr...

It was a basic cake roll recipie. I overcooked it but it still tasted good but was a little to hard around the edges (but that was my fault). I just trimmed it and it rolled very well. I neve...

i did not like the filling. the cake rolled fine for me but was stiff and tough after it cooled. i will not use this one again

I used the cake part of this recipe only, because a friend gave me some fresh lemon curd that I used as filling. I had never made a jelly roll cake before and was quite intimidated, but it ende...

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