Monday, March 23, 2020

Lemon Jelly Roll for #SpringSweetsWeek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #SpringSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to help in the creation of the #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Tender Angel Food cake wrapped around lemon curd and sprinkled with powdered sugar.  The perfect spring time dessert.

Welcome to Day 1 of Spring Sweets Week......

Welcome to #SpringSweetsWeek 2020 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks!  What better way to celebrate the warmer weather and flowers blooming than with food and a fun giveaway?

27 bloggers from around the country have come together to share over 100 sweet recipes perfect for spring!  So stop thinking about cold and snow and get ready to enjoy the best spring sweets like cupcakes, cookies, brownies, pies, and even beverages!

Our #SpringSweetsWeek sponsors are helping us give away some great prizes. Thank you so much to Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee, Anolon, Deiss Cookware, Adams Extract, and Fresh April Sprinkles for your generosity. We have an incredible giveaway below and would love if you would take a moment to read about it and the prizes you can win!

I have been looking forward to this event for months.  I wasn't too worried about having tons of sweets lying around the house because we take donations for desserts at our Parish Fish Fry and I thought I would be taking them there to distribute.

Then, the world stood still and the weekly Fish Fry during Lent was cancelled.  The great thing was that I had lots of baking to do to keep me occupied during our time of quarantine.  The bad thing was that there were only the 4 of us to eat all the goodies I was making.

I guess, that's not the worst quandary in the world though and my thoughts and prayers are with those who have it so very much worse than I.  I'm sure my fellow bakers feel the same way.  Let's take a look at the treats they came up with for this event.....

Monday #SpringSweetsWeek Recipes

We were all very fortunate to receive some excellent products for use in developing recipes for Spring Sweets Week.  These same sponsors have put together prize packages for our readers.  You will have a chance to learn more and enter to win those products following my recipe.

Each day I will be sharing my personal experience with the products I received.  Today I'm going to talk about the wonderful package I got from Anolon.   My bake ware collection contained a loaf pan, jelly roll pan and 9x13 baking pan.

Not only was this pan perfect for making my Angel Food Cake but it is also the perfect size to use in my counter top oven.  In fact, I store it right inside and use it every time I want to quick roast veggies or bake a small batch.

This delicious dessert only take 25 minutes to put together.  Refrigerate until after dinner and you have a dessert that will have your family and friends begging for seconds.

#lemon, #desserts, #cake,
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Yield: 12 servings

Lemon Jelly Cake

Lemon Jelly Cake

Tender Angel Food cake wrapped around lemon curd and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The perfect spring time dessert.
Prep time: 10 MCook time: 15 MTotal time: 25 M


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 3 T. ice water
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 (7 oz) jar Lemon Curd
  • Powdered sugar


How to cook Lemon Jelly Cake

  1. Line a 13x9x1" jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray.  Set aside.
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs on high for a  few minutes.  Lower the speed to medium high and gradually add the sugar.  Beat another couple of minutes until thick and lemon colored.  Stir in the water.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  Sprinkle over the egg mixture and then gently fold in, using a spatula. 
  4. Spread the batter into the pan and bake in a preheated 375* oven for 12-15 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly touched.
  5. Remove to a wire rack and allow to cook in the pan for about 5 minutes, while you place a linen kitchen towel onto the counter and sprinkle liberally with powdered sugar.
  6. Turn the cake onto the towel and remove the parchment paper.  Roll the cake in the towel, starting on the short side.   Place onto the wire rack and let cool completely.
  7. When cake is cooled, unroll and spread the lemon curd evenly over the cake leaving 1" border on the sides.  Reroll the cake and place seam side down onto a serving platter.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


Adapted from a recipe found at Taste of Home.
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Check out the amazing prizes you can win in our #SpringSweetsWeek Giveaway!

Prize #1:  Millican Pecan is giving one winner a Tower of Treats!  The Tower of Treats is a beautiful and unique gift for that special friend, family member, client or associate. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is a 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). Millican Pecan began when E.E. Risien, founded the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's at the junction of the San Saba and Colorado Rivers.  He received much recognition for his experiments that altered the course of the pecan industry and helped to establish San Saba as the "Pecan Capital of the World." From this location, they developed many great pecan varieties, as well as a prosperous orchard that serves our customers well, even to this day.  Today Millican Pecan is being run by the 5th generation, the one that launched the Millican Pecan website in 2002.  Visit to learn more about pecans, find delicious recipes, and buy their amazing pecans and pecan products.

  Prize #2:  Door County Coffee is giving one winner 20 full-pots of coffee and a Door County Coffee mug.  Full pots will consist of seasonal flavors, flavored coffee, and non-flavored coffee.  Door County Coffee & Tea Co. was founded in 1993 in Door County, Wisconsin.  It is a small, family-owned business, roasting coffee the old-fashioned way - in small batches to exacting specifications. The mission has always been to produce some of the best-tasting and highest quality coffee.  They have over 100 types of coffee, all of which are roasted right on site.  Visit to see their selection of coffees and teas as well as to find some fabulous recipes.

  Prize #3:   Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a set of Nordic Ware Bundt Pans.  This set contains one Chiffon Bundt Pan and one Vaulted Cathedral Bundt Pan perfect for decorative baking. Since 1917, Dixie Crystals® has been the South’s choice for high-quality sugar and sweeteners. Our pure cane sugar products are all natural, non-GMO and provide consistently delicious results.   Visit for hundreds of recipes, holiday ideas, great ways to get kids baking in the kitchen, and plenty of baking videos. Prize #4:  Anolon is giving one winner an Anolon Advanced 5 piece Bakeware set.  This nonstick bakeware set includes two 8 inch round cake pans, one 8 inch square cake pan, a 10 x 15 cookie pan, and a 9.25 x 14 cooling rack!   It's the perfect set for any baker. Established in 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights.  In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware and by 1986 they released the world's first hard-anodized nonstick cookware that would revolutionize the world of home cooking because the nonstick surface didn't flake or scratch easily.  Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior that is made with a special blend of  sapphire-reinforced nonstick that is triple coated.  Visit to see their selection of cookware, bakeware, tools, and to get amazing recipes.

  Prize #5:  Fresh April Sprinkles is giving one winner their choice of three 4 ounce bags of sprinkles!   Winner can choose from favorites like the Birthday Party Blend, Cotton Candy Blend, Pink Lemonade Blend, and so many others! Fresh April Sprinkles was founded in the summer of 2019 by Lynn April who runs the food blog Fresh April Flours.  They produce small batch, hand blended sprinkles in a suburb outside of Philadelphia.  Our sprinkle blends are carefully crafted with beautiful desserts in mind and can be custom blended just for you!  Visit to see the collection of sprinkles available.


Prize #6:  Adams Extract is giving one winner an Adams baking pack with 4-6 items including their amazing 4oz Adams Best® Vanilla Flavor.   This prize package is great for anyone who loves to bake! John A. Adams began making and selling his Green Plant Sarsaparilla extract in 1888 in Battle Creek, Michigan. In 1905, he moved his family to Beeville, Texas.  Working with just $6.71 worth of materials on top of an old icebox, John A. Adams created a new formula for vanilla. His wife tested it by whipping up a cake and announced, "John, this is the BEST flavoring I have ever used.” “Well, that’s old man Adams BEST,” he responded. The name stuck, and Adams Best was born! Today, Adams manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, and many more.  To learn more about Adams Extract, to shop their products, or to find delicious recipes visit


  Prize #7: Deiss Kitchenware is giving one winner a kitchen utensil prize package!  The winner will receive a digital thermometer, a grater, an apple slicer and corer set, and a 5 piece utensil set! Deiss Kitchenware is a small, family driven company that believes it's easy to cook with pleasure when you have the right tools.  This company will bend over backwards to make you happy and the president of the company will even answer your letters!  They create easy to use, innovative, and reliable products for use in your kitchen.  To learn more about the company and the products they sell visit

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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Millican Pecan, Door County Coffee & Tea Co., Anolon, Fresh April Sprinkles, Deiss Kitchenware, and Adams Extracts for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. 

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  1. I love a good cake roll and lemon is one of my favorites!

  2. Lemon cake is one of my favorites, what a delicious cake roll!

  3. I forget how quick and easy a jelly roll can be to actually make. They just look so special you can easily think they are difficult. I'll have to try your version soon.

  4. My mouth is just watering look at all that lemon lusciousness! I can't wait to make this cake and I love these pans!

  5. You know how I feel about lemon curd! I rarely make jelly roll cakes. But I'll have to give this a shot soon. Thanks for the inspiration, Wendy. Be safe during the quarantine.

  6. Lemon is my favorite spring flavor! I bet this cake tastes amazing! I love how simple it is too.

  7. I need to make a jelly roll after seeing this! So pretty...and yummy lip smakin' yummy!!!

  8. Lemon makes me think of spring and sunshine. I can't wait to make one of these!

  9. Cake rolls are always a hold your breath dessert for me. Will it crack? Yours looks wonderful!

    1. But as you can see, it did crack....but it was still delicious.

  10. Lemon sounds perfect for a spring jelly roll cake!

  11. I have never done a rolled cake and now that I keep seeing them I guess I need to! Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. I have yet to be brave enough to attempt one of these! Yours looks great!

    1. Mine is less than perfect. It cracked a bit, but it tasted marvelous.


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