Brazo De Mercedes - Creme-filled Log Cake

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

A wonderfully different dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a saucepan, simmer milk over low heat until reduced to 2 cups.
  2. Add sugar, butter and vanilla extract; stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Beat egg yolks in mixing bowl.
  5. To egg yolks, gradually add milk mixture by spoonfuls, beating constantly.
  6. Stir well to avoid curdling.
  7. Add cashew nuts and continue cooking entire mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture has consistency of a paste.
  8. Set aside to cool to warm (remaining at spreading consistency).
  9. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  10. Beat egg whites until stiff.
  11. Gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating continuously.
  12. Stir in vanilla.
  13. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper greased with butter and spread meringue on top.
  14. Bake until lightly browned and set.
  15. Spread filling evenly on top of meringue and roll into a log.
  16. Brush with butter and brown again in oven.
  17. Remove to rack and cool.


Most Helpful

I FOLLOWED the recipe and it turned out the way it should-check out photo! Plus it tasted the way my grandma made it: creamy, fluffy, irresistible.

Irene Refe October 28, 2008

way too sweet, meringue didnt fluff up like it should, unable to roll it because it fell apart. The egg 'filling' was more like a sweet omelet...yet I followed the recipe very carefully & thoroughly. Sorry.

lizzamcui December 09, 2005

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