How to make it

  • 1. Grease a 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • Line with waxed paper.
  • Grease and flour waxed paper; set aside.
  • Beat egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  • Beat egg yolks in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and pale.
  • Gradually add granulated sugar, beating on high speed until sugar is almost dissolved.
  • Stir in the 1 teaspoon vanilla and the ground almonds.
  • Stir flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon together;
  • gently stir into egg yolk mixture.
  • Fold about one-fourth of the egg white mixture into the flour mixture to lighten.
  • Fold remaining egg white mixture into flour mixture
  • just until combined.
  • Spread in the prepared pan. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until cake springs back.
  • Do not allow to brown.
  • Immediately loosen cake from pan.
  • Invert cake onto a towel sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  • Remove waxed paper.
  • Roll up warm cake and towel together, jelly-roll style, starting from a short side.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Filling:
  • beat the 1-3/4 cups whipping cream in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl over); set aside.
  • Finely crumble almond paste into a medium bowl.
  • Add the 1/4 cup whipping cream and the amaretto or 2 teaspoons vanilla.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until nearly smooth.
  • Fold about one-fourth of whipped cream into almost paste mixture to lighten.
  • Fold remaining whipped cream into almond paste mixture.
  • Gently unroll cake.
  • Spread half of the almond filling on cake to within 1 inch of the edges.
  • Roll up cake, without towel, into a spiral, starting from a short side. Place on a serving plate.
  • Lightly frost cake with remaining filling and sprinkle with toasted sliced almonds.
  • You May Refrigerate prepared cake, covered, for up to 8 hours.

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    " It was excellent "
    LearnSwimCook ate it and said...
    Amazing! i made it for Christmas and my family loved it!!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    great one JM!!
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    " It was excellent "
    prettyandsmart ate it and said...
    lots of things to make!
    and let me tell you-
    this is one of them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    I should have known this beauty was created by you.
    You are making my to do list huge, this is another great addition I will be glad to make. It even looks like a Log from a Birch tree. I will sit by the fire place and enjoy this with some warm Milk, soy that is.
    Thank you
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  • pipit13 10 years ago
    Oh, this looks so pretty as well as sounds delicious.
    I clicked on the picture of this, might have
    known this was from you.
    You post the most interesting recipes.
    Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Yum Yum Yum,great post. thanks girl
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    How come That I didn't see this before
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  • organicmama 10 years ago
    Looks good!
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