Ingredients
    Cake:
    • 1/2  cup 
      all-purpose flour
    • 1/8  teaspoon 
      ground nutmeg
    •  Pinch 
      salt
    • 6   
      egg whites
    • 1/4  cup 
      plus 1/3 cup granulated sugar
    • 4   
      egg yolks
    • 1/2  teaspoon 
      almond extract
    •  
      Confectioners' sugar
    Filling and Frosting:
    • 1   cup 
      milk
    • 1   cup 
      heavy cream
    • 1   box 
      (1 ounce) sugar-free white chocolate-flavored instant pudding mix
    •  
      Cocoa powder, for dusting (optional)
    Directions
    1.
    Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with nonstick spray. Line with waxed paper. Coat paper.
    2.
    Cake. Sift flour, nutmeg and salt.
    3.
    Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until frothy. Gradually beat in 1/4 cup granulated sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
    4.
    With mixer on high, beat yolks in second bowl with 1/3 cup sugar until thick and lemon-colored, 5 minutes. Beat in extract. Fold flour mixture into yolks. Fold yolk mixture into whites. Spread evenly into pan.
    5.
    Bake at 375 degrees for 14 to 15 minutes, until center springs back when gently pressed. Sift confectioners' sugar over kitchen towel. Invert cake onto towel; remove pan and paper. Starting from long side, roll cake up inside towel. Cool, seamside down, on wire rack.
    6.
    Prepare Filling and Frosting. Combine milk, heavy cream and instant pudding mix. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes, until thickened.
    7.
    Unroll cake. Spread with half of the frosting. Reroll cake without towel. Cut ends off cake, using parallel diagonal cuts. Reserve ends to use as knots. Place cake, seamside down, on serving plate. Place knot on each side of log. Spread remaining frosting over log and knots, leaving all ends exposed. Dust with a little cocoa powder, so log resembles a birch tree, if desired.
    Nutrition information
    Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 179, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 95, sat. fat (g) 5, carb. (g) 16, fiber (g) 0, pro. (g) 4, sodium (mg) 133, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
    Add Your Review
     Articles
    Easy Ceviche Salad to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo
    ...I can think of no dish that says Cinco de Mayo with as much gusto as ceviche salad. Fresh fish... with chili--but it can be prepared with many variations. As Cinco de Mayo festivities hover just... opaque white. With this mixture chilling in the fridge, I prepared mango and grapefruit to accompany... read more...
    Warm Your Insides with this White Chicken Chili
    ... to keep me comfortable. This was the primary impetus for my trying this white chicken chili recipe. What... could be more warming than a steaming bowl of spicy chicken and white bean soup? Believe it or not I had... never made a white chili before, but I can tell you it won't be the last time. The only change I made... read more...
    12 Mexican-Inspired Recipes to Spice Up Cinco de Mayo
    ... and margaritas on Cinco de Mayo. But did you know that you can actually make many of your favorite Mexican dishes... rather than an oversize flour tortilla. Use high-fiber brown rice instead of white for more nutrition... pork belly steak and a fried egg between two pieces of cushiony white bread? Black Bean Cakes... read more...

    shop our favorite products