Jam Cake Roll

Jam cake roll is a simple, classic, but tasty dessert. It can be prepared very quickly – it will take you only 45 minutes (together with baking time). It is made of vanilla sponge, covered with your favourite jam (any you like), rolled together. Sprinkle it with sugar to get a pretty look! Also, I give you some advice on making the sponge cake rolls (below the recipe).

The ingredient quantity is adequate for a rectangle shaped baking tray with dimensions 35×40 cm. The cake roll can be cut into 10-12 thick pieces.   

  • 6 eggs
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g flour
  • 15 g baking powder
  • Tsp vanilla essence
  • 150 g jam (strawberry, raspberry …) 
  • Powdered sugar for sprinkle

Preheat the oven to 180° C.

Whip the eggs with sugar. Whip them for about 7 minutes so the mixture gets pale colour which will cause the chiffon cake more fluffy. Slowly add flour, baking powder, and vanilla essence.

Cover the baking tray with baking paper and pour the mixture inside.

Bake for 13 minutes until the cake becomes golden brown.

Take it out of the oven and  immediately turn it over on the fresh baking paper.

Roll it in the roll and let cool.

When cold, roll it apart and spread jam on it.

Roll again, this time without baking paper. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar.


A small tip: the cake roll is very delicious if you wrap it tightly together in aluminium foil. It sticks together and won’t fall apart. Leave it in the fridge over the night or eat it fresh.

Additional advice
Sponge Cake Rolls

Cake rolls, made with sponge, can be quite tricky sometimes. They can break or rip while rolling. Here are some tips how to avoid it. 

Always bake the sponge on parchment paper. When baked, immediately turn it over on the fresh parchment paper and roll it together (without filling). If you don’t roll the sponge while it is hot, you will break it if you try to roll it cold. Fill the sponge when it is cold and roll again. Don’t worry, the dough is now adjusted to it. 

If you liked this recipe, you may want to try the Strawberry Cake Roll with Greek Yogurt
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