This is the first time i tried making a rolled cake and i cant believe how simple it is! and it tastes just like the ones sold in supermarkets. infact you can add your fav flavours to suit your taste. you must try it out for yourself. its very simple and just takes 7-8 mins for the cake to bake.
Here’s the recipe for Jelly Roll
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted cake flour (not self-raising), plus more for sheet
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs, plus 2 large egg yolks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Confectioner’s sugar, for dusting cake
1 1/4 cups good quality jam
1 cup heavy cream (whipped cream)
Preheat oven to 200 degrees celcius. Coat a 12 1/2-by-17 1/2-inch baking tray with cooking spray. Line with parchment; coat with cooking spray. Dust with flour; tap out excess, and set aside. Stir flour and salt in a bowl; set aside.
Put eggs, yolks, and granulated sugar into the heatproof bowl of an electric mixer set over a pan of simmering water; whisk until sugar has dissolved and mixture is warm to the touch. Attach bowl to mixer fitted with whisk attachment; beat on medium-high speed for 2 minutes. Raise speed to high; beat until mixture is pale and thick, about 4 minutes more.
Sift flour mixture over egg mixture; using a large rubber spatula, carefully fold. When almost incorporated, pour butter down side of bowl; gently fold. Spread batter evenly into prepared sheet. Bake cake until golden brown and springy to the touch, 7 to 8 minutes.
Run a knife around sides of cake. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar; remove parchment. Dust a little more sugar on the cake and cover with parchment. Roll cake in towel, starting at a short end. Let cool completely, seam side down.
Unroll cake. Spread with jam, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Whip cream until soft peaks form; spread over jam. Roll cake without towel, starting at a short end. Refrigerate 30 minutes (up to 3 hours). Serve dusted with confectioners’ sugar.
The cake should be thin and long for it to roll nicely, hence the big size baking tray.
Roll the cake when it is still warm out of the oven to avoid cracks.