Birthday Cake Roll

Blogger Rachel Rappaport of Coconut & Lime shares this birthday-worthy recipe—a light, colorful take on the jelly roll.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 10

2/3
cup cake flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
4
eggs, separated
3/4
cup sugar
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
tablespoons Betty Crocker™ Decorating Decors rainbow mix
1
cup strawberry-rhubarb jam or preserves

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper; spray paper.
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir together flour and baking powder; set aside.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat egg yolks with whisk until smooth and creamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup of the sugar in a steady stream, beating until well mixed. Stir in vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in decors. Set aside.
  • 4 In second large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • 5 Using rubber spatula, fold beaten egg whites into cake batter until thoroughly blended. Pour batter evenly into pan.
  • 6 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until cake is golden brown and feels spongy when touched lightly in center. Remove cake from oven. Immediately turn cake over onto clean kitchen towel. Remove parchment paper. Starting with one short side of cake, roll cake and towel together tightly. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 7 Unroll cake and remove towel. Spread jam evenly over cake. Roll up cake. Cut into slices to serve.

Expert Tips

Take care to thoroughly grease your pan. If the cake sticks at any point, it will crack when you try to roll it.

Don’t like strawberry-rhubarb jam? Substitute your favorite flavor of jam, as long as it is thick. Runny jams do not work well in jelly rolls.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
75mg
75%;
Sodium
85mg
85%;
Total Carbohydrate
46g
46%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.