Key Lime Angel Roll

12 Dec

Mariya and I hosted a cookie exchange the 1st Saturday of December.  It was our 3rd annual exchange.  The ladies who attend look forward to this and actually expect it.  We even had people that came from KY and FL to attend.  Everyone makes 6 dozen cookies and we usually have about 12 bakers participating so we get about 1/2 dozen of each cookie.  This was even more spectacular because we did have more people participating and the bakers are getting more adventuresome.  Everyone also brings an appetizer and I do sangria, apple cider and desserts.  This year I made a Key Lime Angel and made some french macarons with a raspberry/rose/mascarpone filling.  The macs were great however i think the mascarpone was too soft for the cookie and turned them into mush.  It was a shame because I made so many but the sangria was great!

It was a very festive event and everyone had a wonderful time.  It really brings the holiday cheer to everyone!

Recipe adapted from Classic Desserts Lemon Angel Roll

Key Lime Angel Roll

  • 1 (14 1.2 or 16 oz) package angel food cake mix
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup key lime juice
  • 4-6 drops green food color
  • 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 1 4 ounce container non-dairy whipped topping, thawed

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line 15×10″ jelly roll pan with aluminum foil extending foil 1″ over the ends of pan.  Prepare cake mix as per package directions.  Spread batter evenly into prepared pan.  Bake 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.  Immediately turn onto towel sprinkled with confectioners sugar.

Peel off foil beginning at narrow end and roll up the cake in the towel jellyroll fashion.  Cool thoroughly.

Meanwhile in mixing bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, lime zest and food coloring, mix well.  Fold in whipped topping.

Unroll cake.  Spread with 2/3 the lime filling; reroll. 

Place on serving plate, seam-side down and spread remaining filling over the top.  Chill thoroughly before serving.  Store in refrigerator.

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