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Pistachio Lemon Roll Cake – Lauren’s Newest

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Pistachio Lemon Roll Cake is a vivid and light-weight dessert that’s good for Spring! A created from scratch lemon sponge cake is rolled and stuffed with lemon, cream cheese, and pistachio combination after which coated in cream. It’s perfection. Want a tasty chocolate model of this dessert? Attempt my Chocolate Swiss Roll Cake!

slices of pistachio lemon roll cake on a plate

Refreshing Lemon Goodness

I’ve been ready and expecting Spring, however nothing is going on. We’ve gotten just a few good days right here and there, however its been principally depressing SO! I’ve determined to deliver Spring into my kitchen. Baking with lemon is certainly one of my favourite issues to do, as evidenced with this recipe or this recipe or this recipe. I like lemon greater than chocolate. Fairly certain I’m within the minority on that one, however man oh man, ITS SO GOOD!

Easy methods to Make Pistachio Lemon Roll Cake

For full recipe particulars, together with elements wanted and measurements, see the printable recipe card down beneath. Right here is step-by-step what to anticipate when making this lemon roll cake:

ingredients in bowls for pistachio lemon roll cake

Preheat Oven + Prep Pan

Preheat oven. Line a half sheet pan with excessive sides with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Put aside.

Whisk Eggs Till Frothy, Then add Sugar

In a big bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, crack in eggs and stir with the whisk attachment till frothy. With the mixer on, slowly spoon in sugar till it’s all integrated. Whisk 10 minutes or till pale yellow, thick and ribbons kind that fall again into the combination.

hand mixer mixing batter

Add Flour, Zest + Lemon Extract

Sift flour overtop of egg and sugar combination, add zest and lemon extract on prime of the flour and thoroughly fold in to create a good batter with a rubber scraper.


Fastidiously pour into ready pan and tilt pan to maneuver batter into the corners and unfold evenly.

Bake 15-18 minutes or till the highest is golden brown and the cake springs again when touched gently. (shouldn’t be sticky in any respect.)

Roll Up Sizzling Cake

Let the cake cool 3 minutes or so earlier than rolling. Then, mud a clear kitchen towel generously with powdered sugar. Flip cake onto kitchen towel, peel again parchment paper and roll, folding the kitchen towel in with the roll. Let cake cool fully.

Observe: I didn’t specify within the recipe which option to roll this, lengthwise or widthwise (is {that a} phrase?!) as a result of it actually doesn’t matter. Completely private choice. If you need extra slices, roll it lengthwise. If you need it to look rounder, roll it widthwise. For what it’s price, I rolled mine widthwise.

Make the Filling

The filling for this recipe is just cream cheese with powdered sugar and a few lemon zest with just a few extracts added in for good measure. It ought to be very thick so it holds its form after being rolled. I initially examined this with lemon curd, however rapidly rethought that call as a result of that stuff simply will not be useful. Scrumptious, sure, however not within the development of a swiss roll cake. It can be tougher to search out on the grocery retailer so I simply nixed it.

Combine cream cheese with lemon zest, powdered sugar, lemon extract and vanilla. It ought to be very thick. Stir in pistachios.

Unroll Cake, Unfold Filling Evenly, Re-roll Cake

Unroll cake and unfold the filling evenly over cake. Roll cake again up, wrap in plastic wrap and retailer in fridge till filling hardens barely, about an hour or two.

Make Whipped Topping

Whip heavy cream along with powdered sugar and vanilla till stiff peaks kind. Place unwrapped roll cake onto serving platter. Cowl with whipped cream and prime with extra floor pistachios. Retailer in fridge till able to serve.

Ideas + Methods for the Excellent Roll Cake

How do I maintain my Pistachio Lemon Roll from cracking?

Listed below are 4 ideas and methods you are able to do to forestall your pistachio lemon roll cake from cracking:

  1. Prep your dish towel with a good layer of powdered sugar. I name for 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to be sprinkled evenly throughout it. Don’t be afraid to make use of an additional 1-2 tablespoons to make sure there isn’t any sticking. 
  2. Instantly roll the cake when it’s sizzling out of the oven. The longer you wait, the extra seemingly it is going to crack. I do know this appears almost inconceivable, however lining the jelly roll pan with parchment paper is vital and having good oven mitts that will help you negotiate the new pan is extraordinarily useful.
  3. Don’t over bake your cake. Each oven works just a little in another way, so be certain yours is preheated to the right temperature through the use of an oven thermometer and begin checking for doneness at 10 minutes, simply to make certain.
  4. Unroll and fill as soon as cooled. Attempt to not let your cake sit on the counter rolled up within the dish towel for a chronic time frame. This could additionally trigger sticking to the dish towel which will be such a ache to handle. As soon as the cake has cooled to room temperature, unroll, fill and refrigerate straight away.

Make Forward + Storing

Fortunately for you, this Pistachio Lemon Roll cake is tremendous straightforward to retailer to save lots of for later or make forward of time. Merely comply with the directions as directed then maintain roll cake wrapped in plastic wrap within the fridge till you’re able to serve. Refrigerate for as much as 5 days!

Are you able to freeze a Pistachio Lemon Roll?

Sure, you’ll be able to freeze a Pistachio Lemon roll! Tightly wrap that child in a few layers of plastic wrap then freeze for as much as three months. You’ll want to thaw within the fridge for one entire day earlier than serving.

Extra Lemon Cake Recipes to Attempt!

There you will have it, a deliciously gentle and refreshing lemon roll cake! The printable recipe is down beneath. Have an important day, associates! 🙂

2 slices of pistachio lemon roll cake on a plate

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