“It’s a bit involved to make, but the end product is simply incredible. A very yummy dessert….”
1 1/2 teaspoonsvanilla, divided
3/4 cuppowdered sugar
3tablespoons Amaretto or 3tablespoonsalmond extract
1 1/4 cupsslivered almonds, lightly toasted
2/3 cupseedless raspberry jam
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Line a 15 x 10 jelly roll pan with foil or parchment.Grease heavily with shortening.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.Put aside.
Beat eggs on high speed until foamy (3-5 minutes).
Gradually beat in granulated sugar.
On low speed beat in water, 1/2 teaspoons vanilla, and almond extract.
Gradually beat in flour mixture until smooth.
Pour evenly into pan.
Bake 12-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Meanwhile, sift powdered sugar onto a towel until evenly coated.
When cake is done, IMMEDIATELY reverse pan onto towel.Peel off foil.Roll up cake and towel together from narrow end.Cool thoroughly on wire rack.
Meanwhile, whip heavy cream, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla, and amaretto until stiff.
Finely chop 1 cup almonds and fold into half of the whipped cream.
Reserve remaining whipped cream in refrigerator.
Stir raspberry jam until smooth and spreadable.
Unroll cooled cake.Spread on jam.
Spread whipped cream/almond mixture on top of jam, leaving 1″ border at one end.
Carefully roll cake, starting from opposite end.
Place on serving plate, seam-side down.Frost with remaining whipped cream.Decorate with remaining 1/4 cup almonds.Serve immediately or refrigerate.
“Yummy dessert. Impressive enough for company.I had expected this to be complicated, but it was about as easy as any two layer cake.I made a half size cake in a 11 X 7 brownie pan because we don’t eat many sweets these days.It was just right.I can’t believe no one has tried this since 2002!Thanks for posting, Kathy.”