Angel Food Cake Roll

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This is one of our favorite desserts and with fresh berry season just around the corner I thought I would share this recipe with you.  It’s so simple!  You can use any variety of berries that are in season or that you prefer.

For this recipe, I just used a box mix of angel food cake that I picked up at the grocery store. I followed the recipe as stated on the box but baked it in a jelly roll pan.  I lined the jelly roll pan with parchment paper before I baked it.  I baked the cake for 25 minutes.  While the cake is still warm, flip the cake out on to a clean tea  towel that has been sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Roll the cake up as if you already have your filling in it.  If you fail to do this it will be more difficult to roll up once it is completely cooled.

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Fresh Fruit:

I used 1 cup fresh strawberries

1/2 – 3/4 cup each of blueberries and red raspberries

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Cream Filling:

1 1/2 cup whipping cream, it will whip up to 2 1/2 cups

1/2 cup powdered sugar

12 oz cream cheese

1 tsp vanilla extract

I whip the whipping cream just until soft peaks form, add the powder sugar and mix again lightly.  Side note: when working with whipping cream it is very important to not over beat it or you will have butter.  Once powdered sugar and whipping cream are mixed remove the whipping cream mixture  from the bowl.   If you don’t remove the whipping cream and just add the cream cheese you will not get a smooth consistency.  Then place the cream cheese in the bowl and beat until creamy.  Add vanilla extract.  Once the cream cheese and vanilla are smooth, add the whipping cream back into the cream cheese mixture and lightly mix together until well blended.

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When you are ready to fill your Angel Food Cake Roll, unroll your cooled cake and spread  the whipping cream mixture all over it.  Place your fresh fruit and start to roll up the cake roll, starting on the long side.  If you start at the short side you will have a super fat cake roll.

IMG_0906This was our special dessert for Valentine’s Day this past year but we enjoy these often throughout the year!  With summer and all it’s berry goodness just around the corner, I am sure we will be eating this often.  In a few years we hope to have all our own berries come from our land.  We have 100 blueberry plants waiting to go in the ground this spring and we already have 20 red raspberry plants  and 100 blackberry plants planted.

ENJOY!!!

Dawn

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