Jelly Roll (A Find From Mom's Recipe Collection)

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"Been going through my mom’s recipes and cookbooks, finding her Jelly Roll recipe makes for wonderful memories. Mom’s Jelly Rolls filled with homemade jelly or jam were the best ever. Always rolled to perfection. Mom was a great cook known for her awesome desserts, cooking and baking. I am sure mom also had a recipe using cream of tartar but in any case hers were always beautifully rolled and delicious. Amazing how simple ingredients can make for taste tempting dessert offerings."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (172 g)
  • Calories 329.4
  • Total Fat - 11.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 452 mg
  • Sodium - 364.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 38.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.6 g
  • Sugars - 27.1 g
  • Protein - 17.2 g
  • Calcium - 116.1 mg
  • Iron - 2.7 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375, grease a 10 by 15 ½ by 2 inch with a 1 inch edge, line with waxed paper or parchment, grease paper lightly

Step 2

Separate yolks into a medium large bowl, the whites in another

Step 3

Beat yolks until light and foamy, add sugar, extract and water beat well

Step 4

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together into a bowl, fold into the yolk mixture a quarter at a time mixing well

Step 5

Beat egg whites until stiff enough to stand in peaks then carefully fold into the yolk mixture blending evenly being careful not to deflate

Step 6

Pour evenly into a prepared jelly roll pan, bake 12 – 15 minutes until sponge is golden and springs to the touch, test with tooth pick should come out clean

Step 7

While cake is baking sprinkle clean tea towel or cloth with granulated sugar, when cake is done immediately turn out onto tea towel, peel off paper and trim away edges from cake (these days instead of a knife I use a pizza cutter to cut the edges)

Step 8

Beginning at the narrow edge roll up edges with cloth as a guide the towel in between, cool on cake rack

Step 9

When cool unroll cake spread with jam or jelly and reroll. Place on serving platter and slice just before serving

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