Jam Roll Cake Recipe

Indulge in the delightful combination of jam and sponge cake with this easy-to-follow recipe for a scrumptious jam roll cake. Perfect for any occasion, this sweet treat will surely impress your friends and family.


  • 4 large eggs
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 100 grams (3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150 grams (1/2 cup) your favorite jam (such as strawberry, raspberry, or apricot)
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting (optional)


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Grease and line a 9×13 inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang on the sides for easy removal.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar together using an electric mixer or a whisk until pale and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into the egg mixture. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the batter using a spatula until just combined. Be careful not to overmix to maintain the lightness of the cake.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading it evenly with a spatula to ensure a smooth surface.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cake is lightly golden and springs back when touched.
  6. While the cake is still warm, carefully invert it onto a clean kitchen towel dusted with powdered sugar. Peel off the parchment paper from the cake.
  7. Starting from one short end, gently roll the cake and towel together into a tight spiral. Allow the rolled cake to cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Once the cake has cooled, carefully unroll it and spread your favorite jam evenly over the surface, leaving a small border around the edges.
  9. Carefully roll the cake back up, this time without the towel. Place it seam-side down on a serving platter.
  10. Optionally, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar for a decorative touch.
  11. Slice and serve the jam roll cake immediately, or refrigerate it for a short while to firm up before slicing. Enjoy!

This delightful jam roll cake is sure to be a hit at your next gathering or as a sweet treat for any day of the week.

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