Friday, August 24, 2012

Blackberry Lime Angel Cake Roll

The flavor combination of Blackberries and Limes fascinates me for some reason. And the colors are a lovely hue. So I decided to combine them in an Angel Food Cake Roll. It was lovely but could have had a bit more of a blackberry flavor. So I think next time I would add some blackberry extract or replace some of the sugar with an equal amount of dry blackberry jello. The filling was an ever so pale green and the roll stayed moist for quite a while in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 300°
1-1/3 + 1Tablespoon cups sifted cake flour,
(I use Swan's Down)
2 cups white *sugar, divided
Sift the flour before measuring and then sift the sugar and flour together three times.
2 cups egg whites,
beat until frothy-
then add:
2-2/3 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons clear vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup blackberry pulp
(blended blackberries pressed through a sieve)
Beat until stiff peaks form-
  then add:
    1 cup sifted *sugar,
Add this sugar a few tablespoons at a time and beat until mixture looks glossy.

 Add the sifted flour/sugar mixture with a sturdy wire whisk. Again, don't add it all at once. Sprinkle a few tablespoons at a time over the batter and using the whisk, fold in towards the center of the bowl with quick wrist movements. Spread evenly into a lightly sprayed and waxed paper (very lightly spray also the waxed paper) lined 12 X 15 bar pan and bake at 300° for 15 minutes and then increase heat to 375° for another 15 minutes. Invert onto a clean dish towel that has been dusted with powdered sugar. Carefully remove waxed paper and roll cake up tightly. Allow to cool. Unroll and spread filling evenly and re-roll and chill before cutting and serving.

12 ounce tub of whipped cream cheese
8 ounce block cream cheese, softened
(You can improvise, these are the things I had on hand. The tub of whipped cream cheese made it really nice to spread.)
1-2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
zest of 1 Lime
2 Tablespoons honey
½ cup powdered sugar
4 ounces Cool Whip
tiny drop of green food coloring
Combine first 5 ingredients and mix well. Add powdered sugar; mix well. Then fold in Cool Whip.
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  1. What a pretty cake. I love anything with almond extract!

  2. Isn't that beautiful! Your presentation is good enough for a magazine! Just lovely! Blackberry and lime...I've never had that sounds delicious!

  3. This is BEAUTIFUL Martha, wow! Wish I could have dessert at your house - I'd feel like a queen!

  4. Nice flavours here! And pretty too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. This is such a beautiful dessert & it looks delicious too. The blackberries have been so good this season.

  6. This is so pretty! I love the lavender color. Thank you for sharing this week.

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