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Strawberry Dream
Strawberry Dream





Print This Delicious and Healthy Strawberry Log Cake Recipe

Strawberry Log Cake Recipe

Surprise and delight with this wonderfully refreshing Strawberry Log.
Slice and serve chilled with fresh strawberries and topped with whipped cream.

Becca making a Strawberry Log Cake

4 Egg yolks
2 Eggs
1/2 cup Granulated sugar
1 cup Sifted cake flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Salt
1 1/2 Tablespoons Warm water
2 tsp Vegetable oil
1 tsp Vanilla

Strawberry Filling

1 cup Whipping cream
1 Tablespoon Sugar
3 Tablespoons Prepared lemon curd, room temperature
1 pint (3 1/4 cups) Strawberries, stemmed and chopped
Garnish
Powdered sugar
1 pint (3 1/4 cups) strawberries

Oven Temp ~ 375°
Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Preheat oven, line 18 x 12 jelly roll-sheet pan with aluminum foil, coat with vegetable cooking spray.

In large mixer bowl beat yolks and eggs at high speed about 5 minutes until thick and lemon-colored. Continuing at high speed, gradually beat in granulated sugar, until mixture is pale and thick. Gently fold in dry ingredients, except powdered sugar, to blend thoroughly. Fold in water, oil and vanilla. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake strawberry cake in center of oven, until springy to the touch.
Meanwhile, coat a clean dish towel with powdered sugar.
Invert hot cake onto towel. Gently peel off foil.
Trim 1/2 inch off each short side of cake.
Starting from long side, tightly roll cake and towel.
Set on rack to cool completely.

To make Strawberry Filling:
In mixer bowl, whip the cream to form soft peaks. Beat in sugar to form stiff peaks. Fold in lemon curd and blend thoroughly. Mix in chopped strawberries. Gently unroll cake. Spread strawberry mixture evenly on cake and re-roll. Place seam-side-down. Dust strawberry log cake with powdered sugar.

Cut log cake into 8 (about 1 3/4-inch) equal slices. Place each slice on serving plate. Garnish with whole and halved strawberries.

* Lemon curd can be found in the jam and jelly or gourmet section of most supermarkets.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 80 g
Calories 165
Calories from Fat 69
Total Fat 7.7g 12%
Saturated Fat 3.6g 18%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 223mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 21.4g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 12.2g
Protein 3.6g
Vitamin A 5% • Vitamin C 32% • Calcium 4% • Iron 5%



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