Apple-Cranberry Roll – Recipe
If you thought that Pumpkin Roll is the only rolled cake out there, you will be pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to make this Apple-Cranberry Roll.
Not only it is simple to prepare but has an impressive appearance and very light texture.
This cake makes a perfect light dessert, as well as a great bake sale item.
If you don’t care much for craisins, you may substitute them with raisins. Actually, other fruits may be used, such as peaches, pears, or plums.
- 6 large apples, peeled, seeds removed, quartered and thinly sliced
- 1 cup of craisins
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 Tbs. cinnamon
- 1 Tbs. lemon juice
- 2/3 cup of flour
- 1 tsp. lemon extract
- 1 tsp. baking powder (I use aluminum free)
- Pinch of salt
- 5 large eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- Line a 13-18 baking sheet with greased parchment paper.
- Place apples on baking sheet (domino style), overlapping slices, until the whole pan bottom is covered. Sprinkle evenly with craisins, then sprinkle the top with lemon juice and mixture of brown sugar and cinnamon.
- In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Halfway through, add 1/4 cup of sugar to egg whites and beat some more until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
- In another bowl, beat the egg yolks with the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, until lemon color and thick in texture.
- Mix flour with salt and baking powder. Gently keep on adding and mixing the flour into the yolk mixture. Mix in vanilla extract.
- Using a spatula, fold in the egg whites.
- Pour the batter over apples, and even out with the back of a spoon.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and bake 23 minutes.
- Remove from oven, cool off for 5 minutes, then invert onto a waxed paper, so apples are on top.
- While the cake is still warm, gently remove the parchment paper and discard. Begin rolling up firmly from the longer side toward the other side, until a jelly roll is formed with the cake on the outside and apple filling on the inside. Wrap the roll with waxed paper to store in the fridge until ready to use.
- Before cutting it up into discs, generously sprinkle the top of the roll with powdered sugar.