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Lemon Brazo de Gitano

No recipe image available.This Spanish cake, Brazo de Gitano (gypsy’s arm) is a moist rolled sponge cake with lemon pudding filling and is a traditional special occasion cake.

Recipe Ingredients:

Lemon Filling:
1 cup chilled heavy cream
1/2 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
2 sugar-free vanilla pudding cups
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon lemon zest

Sponge cake:
4 large eggs
1/4 cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Prepare Lemon Filling: Whip heavy cream in the bowl of an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  2. Mix pudding cups, lemon juice and zest together in a separate bowl. Gently fold pudding mixture into whipped cream. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Prepare Cake: Preheat oven to Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray that has added flour.
  4. Beat eggs, Splenda® Sugar Blend, and salt on high speed until mixture is light and fluffy and has doubled in size. Reduce speed to low and fold in lemon zest and flour.
  5. Pour batter onto prepared pan, spreading evenly over entire surface.
  6. Bake cake 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  7. Place clean dish towel on work surface and dust with powdered sugar. Run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen. Flip warm cake over onto the dish towel. Remove pan and parchment paper. Roll cake and cool to room temperature.
  8. Unroll cake and spread filling over cake surface. Roll again. Chill until ready to serve or cut and serve immediately.

Makes 12 servings.

Serving suggestion: Slice the cake on a bias and serve with fresh berries and a sprig of mint.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories 150 | Calories from Fat 80 | Fat 9g (sat 5.0g) | Cholesterol 100mg | Sodium 110mg | Carbohydrates 14g | Fiber 0g | Sugars 7g | Protein 3g.

Recipe courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at