Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pineapple Cream Cheese Roll

Happy Foodie Friday and I'm also joining the Mother's Day Blog Party!
How fun are these jelly roll type desserts! I married two recipes for this, we thought the original cake recipe was a little dense, so I've used my G-Mom-B's jelly roll cake and the filling from the original recipe.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Roll
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)

8 oz cream cheese at room temp
1 C powdered sugar
1 C crushed pineapple, well drained

Beat eggs well, add sugar, beat till light. Add water and vanilla.
I sift the flour and baking powder, add it to the wet and mix well.
Line a jelly roll pan with wax paper (or grease and flour it). Pour batter into pan.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from oven and roll up (see tips below). Let cool completely.

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar till smooth, add pineapple, mix well.

Unroll cake, slather with filling, re-roll cake, refrigerate - enjoy!

  • I line the jelly roll pan with wax paper like my G-Mom-B did. She would turn the cake out onto a powdered sugar coated dish towel, remove the wax paper and then roll it up. I did away with that part years ago! I simply slide the cake out of the jelly roll pan, gently pull the wax paper off of the "sides" of the cake, let it cool for 5 minutes then roll it up in the wax paper till completely cooled. Unroll, remove wax paper, fill and re-roll. Tutorial HERE.
  • How about adding some coconut to the filling, or a bit of rum instead of some of the water to mix it up a bit?
  • To make a jelly roll, after the cake cools slather it with your favorite jelly/jam, roll up, and maybe sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  • G-Mom-B used to cut all of the edges off before she put the jelly on it, they were our special treat - I highly recommend this!!!


  1. What a yummy looking cake. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your blog and have become a follower! Happy Foodie Friday :)

  2. This sounds good.
    One of my grands loves pineapple and creme cheese, mixed good..then a good roll, a slice of smoked ham and the pineapple/cheese mixture. OOO, so good.
    I hope to try your recipe..I am pretty sure my grand would love it, too.

  3. The title of your blog gets me every time! I see it, giggle and just have to come for a visit! Your jelly roll pineapple cake sounds so delicious! This would be perfect for a mother's day brunch.

  4. Like Yvonne, your blog title make me smile! A jelly roll is one thing I have never much food; so little time to try them all :) Thanks!

  5. Yummy! This looks wonderful. I think I would serve it chilled. It sounds so refreshing!


  6. Your dessert looks lovely and delish. I will try it soon. Thank you for visiting my blog. You made a comment about my chicken tiles, I completely redid my kitchen about a year ago and the mural I had handpainted in England. It is very special to me and is signed by the artist and called "Three French Hens". I have this "thing" for Chickens as you do for Pigs.

    Your blog is beautiful and I will visit often.


  7. That looks beautiful and I bet it tastes absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  8. Your recipe and the photo look yummy. I love pineapple. I admit to being not a very good baker but this looks fairly simple so I think I'll try it.


  9. I tried to make a roll type cake with banana cake came out oval..but good!
    I have to try your tips, thank you!

  10. This sounds wonderful - I love pineapple, and I would probably eat lug nuts if they had cream cheese on them :) I read your comment at Family Trees May Contain nuts and I saw that you were in Philly. Does the Reading Terminal no longer have an Amish meat market? They used to, and their pork was incredible. Of course, that was 29 years ago! Kathy

  11. Oh my goodness this looks yummy! We will have to try it, thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh my this looks divine! I wish I could go junkin and not spend much! Well, If you have time stop by
    I am giving away a pretty rose teapot for the month of April!

  13. Oh the many variations we could make with the basic recipe. The mind boggles...and the butt jiggles.

  14. What a blessing you are :) Thanks for adding this wonderful post!!


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