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Holiday Cake Roll

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12 servings

Everyone loves a holiday Yule log! Especially when it's made with yellow cake and a creamy chocolate filling and festooned with festive mint and berries.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Line with waxed paper; spray with additional cooking spray. Sprinkle clean kitchen towel with 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
  • Beat egg whites in small bowl with mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add 1/3 cup granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form; set aside. Beat egg yolks in large bowl with mixer on high speed until blended. Gradually add remaining granulated sugar, beating until thick and lemon colored. Blend in vanilla. Mix in flour and baking powder until blended.
  • Add egg whites to yolk mixture; stir gently with whisk just until blended. Spread onto bottom of prepared pan.
  • Bake 8 to 10 min. or until top of cake springs back when touched in center. Immediately invert cake onto prepared towel; remove pan. Carefully peel off paper. Starting at one short side, roll up cake and towel together. Cool completely on wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, microwave 3 oz. chocolate in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until melted; cool slightly. Mix cream cheese and remaining powdered sugar in medium bowl until blended. Add melted chocolate; mix well. Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Microwave remaining chocolate and COOL WHIP in separate microwaveable bowl on HIGH 45 sec.; stir until blended.
  • Unroll cake on towel. Spread cream cheese mixture onto cake; re-roll cake. Place filled cake, seam-side down, on platter. Drizzle with chocolate glaze. Garnish with raspberries and mint.

Size Wise

Complete your holiday meal by serving this special-occasion dessert.

How to Achieve Maximum Volume When Beating Eggs

It is best to separate the eggs when cold, then bring them to room temperature before using as directed.

Special Extra

Sprinkle frosted cake with additional 2 tsp. sifted powdered sugar before drizzling with chocolate glaze.


  • 12 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings
Calories 230
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 85mg
Carbohydrate 32g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 6 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • mthammer |

    Looks beautiful and good if served right away. If refrigerated for a few hours it becomes dry and not very good. I would put real whipped cream in and more of it.

  • CJackson |

    I made this for Christmas Day dinner. It was super easy and delicious. I got the idea of serving it with a raspberry coulis when I saw the photo with the fresh raspberry. I took two pkgs of frozen raspberries in syrup, pureed, strained and chilled it. Then ladled a small amount on each individual plate and places a sliced of the yule log on top with a few fresh raspberries on the side. It was delicious and very colorful for the season. I liked the irregular nature of the chocolate drizzle because it really did look like a log. One thing you should do with the recipe is to tell people to trim the ends before finishing it.