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Lemon Strawberry Shortcake Cake Roll

Lemon Strawberry Shortcake Cake Roll has a lemon sponge cake filled with whipped cream and strawberries for the perfect strawberry shortcake!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 266kcal
Author Dorothy Kern

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • Powdered sugar to aid in rolling

Filling:

  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 cups chopped strawberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a jelly roll (10x15”) pan with foil and spray with cooking spray (I like to use the spray with flour).
  • Beat eggs at high speed for 5 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 10-15 minutes (mine took 11).
  • 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. Chill until ready to use.
  • When cake is cool, carefully unroll the towel. Spread the whipped cream over the cake. (You will have some whipped cream left over.) Sprinkle with chopped strawberries. 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.
  • If desired, use the rest of the whipped cream to frost the outside. Garnish with berries.
  • Slice and serve. Store in refrigerator. Once frosted with the whipped cream, it’s best served the same day. You can make the cake up to 2 days ahead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g