How To Roll A Jelly-Roll Cake
Rolling a jelly-roll cake is easier than it looks with our step-by-step guide.
To make a jelly roll, you spread jams, jellies, frosting, or whipped cream onto a thin, flat cake, and roll it into a log. While they may look complicated, they're not, says Cooking Light Test Kitchens staffer Kathryn Conrad. Just use a small, rectangular terry cloth or tea towel when rolling to remove moisture and prevent the cake from sticking.
Step One: First, spray the pan with cooking spray, line with a sheet of wax paper, then coat the wax paper with cooking spray. "Spraying both the pan and wax paper will prevent the cake from sticking," Conrad says. Next, pour the batter, and bake.