Recipe: Jelly Cake

Many housewives do not attempt to make jelly roll, because they consider it a difficult matter. However, no trouble will be experienced in making excellent jelly roll if the following recipe is carried out explicitly.


  •  3 eggs
  •  1 tsp. baking powder
  •  1 c. sugar
  •  1/4 tsp. salt
  •  1/2 Tb. milk
  •  1 Tb. butter
  •  1 c. flour

Beat the eggs until light, add the sugar gradually, and continue beating. Stir in the milk, and then add the flour, which has been sifted with the baking powder and salt. Melt the butter and beat into the CAKE mixture. Line the bottom of a flat pan with paper, and grease the paper and the sides of the pan. Cover the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of the mixture spread evenly. Bake until done in a moderate oven. Remove from the pan at once, and turn out on paper sprinkled thickly with powdered sugar. Remove the paper from the bottom of the CAKE, and cut off a thin strip as far as the crust extends in on the sides and ends of the CAKE. Spread with a thick layer of jelly and roll. After the CAKE has been rolled, place a piece of paper around it, wrap in a slightly dampened napkin or towel, and allow it to stand until it cools. Unless the rolling is done as soon as the paper has been removed from it, the CAKE is likely to crack.

Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences (Year 1928)