Monday, October 11, 2010

i canned a whole lOTT of apple butter, now i'm baking an apple butter cake roll

Back again this week with another "I canned a whole lOTT, now I'm baking in my Bistro" with yet another use for the applebutter I canned.  This time I baked an Apple Butter Cake Roll.  This is a great fall recipe which I found in a Taste of Home cookbook.  It has a nice spicy flavor to it.  In case you aren't familiar with a jelly roll style cake I took pictures and give step by step instructions on how to make this. 
First, though here's the recipe:
3 eggs, separated
1 cup all-purpose flour, divided
2 T. plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup molasses
2 T. water
1 T. confectioners' sugar
2 cups apple butter
Place egg whites in a small mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

Line a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan with waxed paper and greases the paper.  Sprinkle with 1 T. flour and 2 T. sugar; set aside.

In a large mixing bowl; combine remaining flour and sugar; add the cinnamon, baking powder, ginger, cloves and baking soda.  In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, butter, molasses and water.  Add to dry ingredients and beat until soft peaks form; fold into batter.  Pour into prepared pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.  Cool for 5 minutes.  Turn cake onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners sugar.

Gently peel off waxed paper.

Roll up cake in the towel jelly roll style, starting with a short side. 

Cool completely on a wire rack.

Unroll cake; spread apple butter to within 1/2 inch of edges.  Roll up again.  Cover and chill for 1 hour before serving.  Refrigerate leftovers.  Yield: 10 servings.

To see who else in baking what they canned check out these other blogger for more tips and recipes and check back next Tuesday another edition of....
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This post was linked to:
Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms, Tasty Tuesday Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Tuesday at the Table with All the Small Stuff,  Hearth N' Soul with the Girl Chef, Delicious Dish at It's a Blog Party, Twister Tuesdays with GNOWFGLINS, Anything Related Tuesday at All Thingz Related, Works for Me Wednesday from We are That Family, Penny Pinching Wednesdays at The Thrifty Home, Make it Yours Day on My Backyard Eden, Bargarin Brag Wednesdays at Bargarin Shopping Paradise, Whats Cookin' Wednesday.


Unknown said...

Yum! Sounds good! I wonder if I could do that with my peach butter...may have to try it out!

Jennifer @ Just Peachy in Dixie said...

Mmm! Looks delicious! Following from Tuesday Tag Along.

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Lisa said...

YUM! This looks so good! I just got some pumpkin butter and I bet it would be great in a cake!

SnoWhite said...

wow -- nicely done! Bet that is quite tasty.

Aubree Cherie said...

This is so neat, what a fun recipe :)

~Aubree Cherie

Unknown said...

This looks wonderful! My grandma used to make apple butter cake and we all LOVED it. Since she had no written recipes, I've kind of developed my own version and I made it this last summer for my parents 50th Anniversary celebration. All that to say, I never thought of doing it as a cake roll. Oh, I am going to try this soon :)


Melynda@Scratch Made Food! said...

I have apple butter canned up from this year too, I can't wait to make this. Thanks for the great tutorial on rolling it up.

Lisa said...

Yum, these sound so much better than ordinary jelly rolls. I'm also linked up with the Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

April@The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds like the perfect fall jelly roll - I love apple butter! Also the spices you used sound wonderful!

Unknown said...

Can you like freeze that and send it to me? YUM! I am so never going to lose any more weight if I start making all the lovely recipes you are tempting me with, you and the rest of the food blog world! ;-)

Christy said...

I have only had an icecream cake roll - this looks delicious so much better! thanks for sharing this with us at the hearth and soul hop!

Hunger and Thirst said...

Mmmm, what a great idea to use apple butter as a spicy filling. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

Miz Helen said...

I can't wait to try this. It looks so pretty and so good.
Thank you for sharing.

Jerri at Simply Sweet Home said...

Great recipe! Looks yummy!

I'm celebrating my 3 year blogiversary this week. I'd love for you to come by and enter my follower giveaway. The prize pack includes a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

Anna said...

Hi! I found you blog through the Tuesday Tag Along. I am your newest follower! Anna @

Unknown said...

Yum! Gonna have to give this a try!

Amanda Tempel said...

Hi There!

Stopping by from Tuesday Tag Along! I was already following you, but I just wanted to give you a friendly reminder to feel free to join in my blog hop, Wobble Over Wednesday. It's a great way to make new friends and get new blog followers :)

Hope to see you there!
-Amanda T

and btw, this looks soooo delicious!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

What a great idea - nice alternative to a regular jelly roll

Courtney @ {not so homemade} said...

Oooh... looks seriously DELICIOUS! I'm your newest follower! Can't wait to find more great recipes :)

HaleyLeann said...

This looks as pretty as it does good! If you have time, I'd love for you to link it up at my new party!

wacki04@TheKing'sCourt IV said...

Now that's different! I just canned a bunch of apple butter and apple preserves, so I don't want to see an apple for a while,lol! But you've got me craving some of this! It looks great!

Thanks for stopping by What's Cooking Wednesday! See you next week :)

Turning the Clock Back said...

I have never tried rolling a cake...always seemed intimidating but I guess if it breaks, it still tastes good!

Thanks for linking up to What's Cooking Wednesday! Hope to see you again next week!


HaleyLeann said...

Thanks for linking up to Recipes I Can't Wait to Try! Hopefully we'll see you next week!


a moderate life said...

Hello divine miss A! WOW I love jelly roll cakes and you certainly are showing us all how to make a wide variety of apple recipes! Good for you and thanks for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop this week! Alex@amoderatelife

Ruthie J. said...

New follower from blog hop. This recipe looks delicious. I am copying it to try making it today with some apple butter I canned last year. Can't wait.

Have a great weekend.

Ruthie J.

Unknown said...

planning to make this today, just one question, do you do anything with the egg whites?

Unknown said...

Okay, I did it, I made it tonight! Oh my was it soooo good! The only difference, mine turned out quite a bit darker than yours, not sure why, I guess it must be something with the molasses I used, it was really dark. This is not too sweet, and not too spicy, just the perfect compliment for spicy apple butter! I served another dessert, which ended up being awesome on top of this cake! I made Pumpkin Fluff, which you can find here,
it was doubly good with the fluff on top. The fluff is not overly sweet (if you only add half the cool whip called for) and it is not overly pumpkin flavored either. It all complimented really well!! Thanks for sharing this recipe, it was a huge hit at my party tonight! I'll definitely be making it again! The fluff too!