Don’t settle for an ordinary cake roll this holiday season. This pecan roll is made with a delicious spice cake and is full of sweet caramel cream, for a festive dessert you can bring to any celebration!
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
- 10 tablespoons butter
- 1¼ cups pecans, coarsely chopped
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 16 ounces powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 375°F, and then line a greased jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
- Beat the eggs for about 3 minutes, then gradually add in the sugar. Beat on high for another 2 minutes until the mixture becomes thick, then stir in 3 tablespoons of cold water.
- Mix together all of the dry ingredients, and gently fold in the eggs and almond extract.
- Pour the batter into the pan, and spread it out evenly. Bake for 13–15 minutes, until the cake springs back when gently pressed. Allow the cake to cool for 5 minutes.
- Remove the cake from the pan, and place on a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently roll up the cake, and let it cool completely in a roll.
- While the cake is cooling, prepare the filling by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet on medium heat. Add in the pecans, and cook until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and allow the pecans to cool.
- In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and ½ cup of butter together at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add in the sugar, and beat until the mixture becomes fluffy. Stir in the pecans and vanilla.
- When the cake roll is cool, gently unroll, and spread on the filling in an even layer. Roll it back up, and chill for at least an hour before serving.
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