FOOD: Springtime Lemon Cake Roll

Hi guys! Jen from Lemon Drop Love here. Today I'm sharing a recipe that's perfect for Spring! Before making this recipe, I had never made a cake roll and to be honest, after eating it, I think I am officially converted. I say, bring on more cake rolls please! The tart whipped cream snuggled between the spongy lemon cake, makes the perfect bite. I served a slice with berries and a cup of tea and all the flavors went perfectly together. Now it's time for you to try this Lemon Cake Roll....enjoy!

Springtime Lemon Cake Roll
3 eggs
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons Lemon Juice (about 1 medium or 1/2 large)
Zest of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup all purpose flour
Powdered sugar, to aid in rolling
1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 cup lemon curd (or add to desired taste)
Powdered sugar, for dusting

DIRECTIONS: (recipe adapted via Crazy for Crust)
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a jelly roll (10x15) pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. (Use the spray with flour or actually grease and flour the foil to avoid sticking.)
  • Beat eggs at high speed for 2 minutes, until frothy and dark yellow. Beat in sugar, lemon juice, and zest.
  • Whisk together salt, baking powder, and flour. Stir into wet ingredients just until blended.
  • Spread in prepared pan. Batter will be in a very thin layer and you will need to use a wooden spoon or spatula to spread it to all the corners of the pan. Bake for 9-11 minutes (mine took 10).
  • While the cake is baking, set a clean kitchen towel out on a large work surface. Sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar (about 1/4 cup). As soon as the cake comes out of the oven, turn it over on the kitchen towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Remove foil carefully.
  • Working at the short end, fold the edge of the towel over the cake. Roll tightly, rolling up the cake into the towel. Let cool completely while rolled, at least one hour.
  • While the cake is chilling, make the filling. Beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in the lemon curd. Chill until ready to use.
  • When cake is cool, carefully unroll the towel. Spread the lemon whipped cream over the cake. (You might have some whipped cream left over.) Gently but tightly, re-roll the cake and wrap it in plastic wrap. Chill until it firms up a bit, at least one hour or overnight. Slice and serve. Cake will last covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. 

-post by jen costea



  1. I have a deep love for lemon desserts. Lemon adds such a unique and refreshing flavor. I would love a slice of this cake!

  2. This looks so delicious....AND beautiful! I also love anything and all things lemon, especially desserts. Trying this soon....would be great after Mother's day brunch!

  3. I have been searching for a good lemon cake roll recipe with detailed instructions and now i finally found yours. I will put this on my to-do-list for next week.


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