Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sponge Cake Roll with Jello Flavored Cream Cheese Filling

For some reason I always find myself drawn to Lime Jello around St. Patrick's Day and this year was no different. For this Sponge Cake Roll with Jello Flavored Cream Cheese Filling I used my G-Mom-B's standard jelly roll cake but had some fun with the filling... I started with cream cheese but instead of adding powdered sugar, I used Lime Jello. It added a subtle lime flavor and this light green tint, and since we all know St. Patrick's Day is anything but a subtle holiday, feel free to add more food coloring:@)
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I cut a shamrock shape out of thin posterboard with an exacto knife to use as a stencil for the green sugar shamrocks on top. Full disclosure: I did find the filling a little grainy, but still tasty.

Sponge Cake Roll with Jello Flavored Cream Cheese Filling
Cake:
4 eggs
1 C sugar-I cut back a bit
3 Tblsp cold water
1 tsp vanilla
1 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt-I don't use this

~Beat the eggs, add sugar, mix until light colored, mix in the water and vanilla.
~Sift the flour and baking powder, add it to the wet and mix well.
~Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper. Pour batter into pan.
~Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
~Remove from oven and roll up (see my jelly roll tutorial HERE). Let cool completely.

Filling:
8 oz cream cheese at room temp
(1) 3oz package of Lime Jello

Optional-1/2 tsp lemon or lime extract
Optional-a little more powdered sugar to taste
Optional-additional green food coloring

(Note: I did not add any optional items)
~Beat cream cheese, Jello, and any optional items until light and fluffy.

Assembly:
~Unroll cake, trim outer edges if desired, slather with filling, re-roll cake, refrigerate... eat.


No one ever got pinched serving cake!
Have a happy day:@)

15 comments:

  1. i am SO glad i don't live near you! i'd be 'popping in' just see what's cooking. or baking. :)

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  2. The perfect St. Patrick's Day treat, Lynn!

    xo

    Sheila

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  3. Other than being yummy, it's so darn cute! Perfect for St Patty's day.

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  4. Wonderful recipe. Love the green cream!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  5. This looks awesome...I hate getting pinched so I wear GREEN ......AND....serve cake...:)

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  6. Lynn, you are so talented my friend!! I LOVE this!! I took a cooking class several years ago, and we did a cake roll. I thought it was a little tricky, and it's the only one I've ever done. I think if I practiced, I'd be more comfortable with it. This is so pretty and I know it's tasty -- the perfect thing for St. Paddy's Day. Thanks for sharing with us and have a great day. :)

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  7. So creative! I want a slice right now, xo

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  8. I think it is just perfect for St. Pat's day and delicious too.

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  9. Now if that's not the prettiest cake for St. Paddy's Day, I don't know what is!! I love the subbing of lime jello for the powered sugar, Lynn. My favorite part of the cake is the pretty stenciled design on top... simple and beautiful.

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  10. How fun for St. Patty's Day and so pretty too. You are so talented to be able to cut out the shamrock with your exacto knife.
    Sam

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  11. Cute, pretty and oh so exacto knife clever! What a great idea!
    Jenna

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  12. I LOVE your St. Paddy's Day cake roll Lynn! Your stenciled shamrocks would make leprechauns of all sizes happy :)

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  13. Perfect St. Paddy's Day cake! I need to try your mom's recipe, too!

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  14. This looks great! Love the stencil on the top!

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