Five-Spice Toasted-Coconut Cake Roll with Tropical Fruit Compote

Five-Spice Toasted-Coconut Cake Roll with Tropical Fruit Compote Recipe
Angel food cake batter makes a delicate base for a sorbet or ice cream cake roll. This is a great make-ahead dessert because you can freeze the rolled cake for up to 2 days before serving it with the compote. To soften the sorbet for spreading on the cake, let it stand at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes.
8 servings

Ingredients

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Cake:
1/2 cup sifted cake flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
3/4 teaspoon five-spice powder
6 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Dash of salt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract
1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 pint mandarin orange with passionfruit sorbet (such as Edy's Whole Fruit Sorbet), softened
Compote:
1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled ripe mango
1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled kiwifruit
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons dark rum
Remaining ingredient:
1/4 cup flaked sweetened coconut, toasted

Preparation

Preheat oven to 325°.

To prepare cake, line the bottom of a 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan with wax paper.

Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, 6 tablespoons granulated sugar, and five-spice powder, stirring with a whisk.

Place egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt, and beat until soft peaks form. Add 6 tablespoons granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in juice and extracts.

Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture; fold in. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Spread batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup coconut. Bake at 325° for 20 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Place a clean dish towel over a large wire rack; dust with powdered sugar. Loosen cake from sides of pan; turn out onto towel. Carefully peel off wax paper; cool for 3 minutes. Starting at narrow end, roll up cake and towel together. Place, seam side down, on wire rack; cool cake completely. Unroll cake, and remove towel. Spread sorbet over cake, leaving a 1/2-inch border around outside edges. Reroll cake. Wrap cake in plastic wrap; freeze 1 hour or until firm.

To prepare compote, combine mango, pineapple, kiwi, brown sugar, and rum, and let stand 20 minutes. Cut cake into 16 slices, and place 2 slices on each of 8 plates. Spoon about 1/4 cup compote over each serving, and sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted coconut.

Created date

April 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Caloriesfromfat 8 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 1.6 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrate 51.6 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.2 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Calcium 22 mg