• Prep Time: 45 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 12

Orange Ricotta Cake Roll

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 Ingredients List

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Additional confectioners' sugar


Place egg whites in a bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 325°. Line bottom of a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with parchment paper; grease paper. Sift cocoa, flour and salt together twice.
In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until slightly thickened. Gradually add 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar, beating on high speed until thick and lemon-colored. Beat in vanilla. Fold in cocoa mixture (batter will be very thick).
Add cream of tartar to egg whites; with clean beaters, beat on medium until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until soft glossy peaks form. Fold a fourth of the whites into batter, then fold in remaining whites. Transfer to prepared pan, spreading evenly.
Bake 9-11 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Cover cake with waxed paper; cool completely on a wire rack.
Remove waxed paper; invert cake onto an 18-in.-long sheet of waxed paper dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off parchment paper.
In a small bowl, beat cheeses and sugar until blended. Stir in Kahlua, orange zest and vanilla. Spread over cake to within 1/2 in. of edges. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Trim ends; place on a platter, seam side down.
Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving. To serve, dust with confectioners’ sugar.

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