Apricot-Filled Jelly Roll

Slices of this tender spice cake swirled with tangy sweet apricots make delectable treats on any dessert buffet table.

Makes:
10 servings
Prep:
45 mins
Bake:
12 mins 375°F
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Apricot-Filled Jelly Roll

Ingredients
1
teaspoon baking powder
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4
teaspoon ground cloves
1/4
teaspoon ground ginger
 
1
pound fresh apricots (8 to 12), chopped (2-1/2 cups)
3
tablespoons granulated sugar
4
teaspoons cornstarch
1/3
cup water

Directions

  1. Grease and flour a 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside. Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon,nutmeg, cloves, and ginger; set aside. Beat egg yolks with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick. Gradually add 1/3 cup sugar, beating on high speed until sugar is almost dissolved. Wash beaters.
  2. Beat egg whites on medium to high speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Add 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Fold 1 cup of egg white mixture into yolk mixture. Fold yolk mixture into remaining egg white mixture. Fold in flour mixture. Spread in prepared pan.
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Immediately loosen cake from pan. Invert onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Roll up cake and towel, jelly-roll style, starting from one of the short sides. Cool.
  4. Meanwhile, for filling, bring apricots and water to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Mix 3 tablespoons sugar and cornstarch. Stir into apricot mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. Cool. Do not stir.
  5. Unroll cake. Spread filling over cake. Roll up cake as before. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cover and store in refrigerator up to 4 hours. Makes 10 servings.

Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients

1
3 ounce cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
cups sifted powdered sugar

Directions

    Cream Cheese Frosting:
  1. Beat together cream cheese; butter or margarine; and vanilla. Add sifted powdered sugar. Beat until of spreading consistency.
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