Spring is full of fun events! Whether you are celebrating Easter, Passover or Cinco de Mayo, it’s always good to have in mind an impressive & healthy dessert recipe, such as this one for the Best Healthy Banana Cheesecake Roll to make you a star of any Spring Party!
…And if you put on a pretty and casual outfit such as the one I’m wearing here (I seriously can’t get over this skirt: it’s comfortable, super-cute and so feminine!)- you’re surely all set for success!
THE BEST HEALTHY BANANA CHEESECAKE ROLL RECIPE!
Do you know why I’m calling this Healthy Banana Cheesecake Roll the BEST?
OK, I’m excited!
It’s not just that it’s low-calorie and healthy, as I try my best achieving with all of my recipes! 🙂
Not only it’s all-natural, high in protein, and full of wonderful banana flavor!
And not only it looks pretty impressive!
This Banana Cake Roll is the best because it is SO DANG EASY TO MAKE!
I know! It’s hard to believe, because when you think of making a cake-roll, you think of baking the dough, rolling it and un-rolling it so it’s still intact, but magically curled. Then you think of making the frosting, smearing it all over your cake and then rolling it again…
Only to hope that it all’s going to stick together and look decent!
OK! And now imagine this:
- no smearing of the frosting!
- no folding and unfolding of the cake-roll dough!
- no mess in the kitchen from that frosting popping out from all around the cake-roll
- no stress and overwhelm whatsoever!
How is it done? EASY!
I’ve baked it all at once!
Yes: the cake-roll AND the frosting! It’s all baked at once, with the ricotta cheese frosting layer being put in first and the banana cake layer going on top!
Then it’s baked together, cooled altogether and then rolled together into one perfectly shaped roll!And that’s basically it! What do you think?
I think that this simple way of approaching a cake-roll isn’t only stress-free!
Doesn’t this sound like something doable? And something that’ll also leave you some time to get yourself ready, dolled up and polished to go to that Spring Party you’re going to (or hosting!)?
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So what do you say? Let’s get to baking? 🙂
The Best Healthy Banana Cheesecake Roll
With this recipe for the Best Healthy Banana Cheesecake Roll not only you'll be making an impressive, low-calorie and healthy dessert! It's so easy to make!
For the Banana Cake Layer:
- 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup fructose sugar
- 5 egg whites
- 2/3 cup ripe banana 1 large or 2 small bananas
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
For the Cheesecake Filling Layer:
- 8 oz fat-free farmer's cheese or ricotta cheese
- 1/3 cup fructose sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 oz low-fat cream cheese
- 2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 15x10 inch jelly-roll pan with some oil. Line with parchment paper; set aside.
First make the filling: In a small bowl, combine farmer's cheese, cream cheese and sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the egg whites and vanilla and beat until combined. Spread in the prepared pan; set aside.
To make the cake: In a small bowl stir together the flour, baking powder and baking soda.
In a large bowl beat the egg whites on medium until soft peaks fork. Gradually add the sugar, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the mashed banana and the vanilla extract into beaten egg whites. Gradually sprinkle the flour mixture over egg mixture and fold in just until blended.
Carefully spread the cake batter evenly over the filling in the pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched.
Immediately loosen cake from the sides of the baking pan, sprinkle with the powdered sugar and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Place a wire rack on the top of the cake. Carefully pick up the pan, while holding the rack and flip over.
Your cake is now be on top of the towel on the cooling rack. Carefully peel off parchment paper. Starting with the short side, roll up cake as tightly as possible (don't roll up the towel with it). Allow to cool completely on wire rack.
Sprinkle with some confectioner's sugar if desired and serve. Wrap any leftover cake in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 3-5 days. Enjoy!
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