How to make it

  • New England Sponge Cake
  • Beat egg yolks until thick (reserve whites)
  • add sugar gradually, fruit juice and zest.
  • Add hot water, stirring constantly.
  • sift flour, measure, and sift with baking powder and salt, fold into egg mixture.
  • Fold in stiff whipped egg whites.
  • Pour into shallow pan (approximately 11 x 15 ) which has been lined with greased parchment or baking paper.
  • Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Loosen edges and immediaetly turn upside down on a towel sprinkled with confectioners sugar
  • Carefully remove baking paper and trim off any crisp or stiff edges.
  • While still hot ,spread with your choice of jelly, jam or marmalade and roll cake from narrow end.
  • Wrap tightly with cloth and allow to stand until cold.
  • Unwrap and sprinkle with powdered sugar.Cut into 1 inch slices.
  • Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
  • Note: Many recipes roll the cake without jam or jelly and wrap in cloth until cool then add jam or jelly and roll again. This two-step method works, but may result in cracks in the cake from handling so much. Your choice.

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    as a child my mother made jelly rolls quite often only after the cake was done she would spread with whatever Jam or Jelly we had and roll it and sprinkle powder sugar on top{Yours is a great recipe thanks
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  • pipit13 11 years ago
    Have been wanting a jelly roll cake recipe. I will try this one, and hope it turns out great.
    I too love jelly roll cakes of all kinds.
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  • recipediva 11 years ago
    I love Jelly rolls!
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  • shirleyoma 11 years ago
    Sounds fantastic!!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefkimmie ate it and said...
    I'm a trained pastry chef and cake baker, but I had totally forgotten about this recipe. I made it for my son. He loved it.
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