Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Applesauce Roulade with Cream Cheese Filling

I have used this recipe for years to make a pumpkin roll but recently I decided to try different fruits in the cake. Applesauce hit the mark!
Whether you want applesauce or pumpkin this is an easy, tasty recipe. If you have never rolled a cake then there are step by step photos for you.
First, the right size pan is essential, the pan you need will be labeled "jelly roll". It will be deeper than a sheet pan and a little smaller.
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup applesauce or pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
3/4 cup flour, all purpose or white spelt
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Grease the pan, line with wax paper, grease wax paper. Set aside. I use coconut oil for greasing pans because it is a much healthier fat than shortening.

 This is my favorite.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In another bowl, combine the eggs, sugar, vanilla, lemon juice, and applesauce or pumpkin.

 Add the dry to the wet ingredients, stir lightly, just to combine.

 Pour into prepared pan.
 Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
While it is baking lay a clean tea towel or dish towel on the counter, dust with powdered sugar.

As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, invert it onto the towel.
Peel the wax paper off CAREFULLY or you will tear the cake.
Now roll the warm cake with the towel and set aside to cool for 30 minutes or more.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with the butter until light and fluffy.
 Add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
 When the cake is completely cool, slowly unroll.
Spread with filling to within 1 inch of edges.


Wrap in plastic and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. This will set the filling and it won't run out when cut.
When ready to serve, unwrap, slice, dust with powdered sugar, and appreciate all the ooohhs and aaahhs. Good stuff!
Maybe a cup of hot cider or coffee!

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