Things You'll Need
Yellow cake recipe or boxed cake mix
Jelly roll pan
Jam or jelly
A jelly roll is a decadent cake attached to the holidays, but it can be made at any time. The jelly flavor is up to the cook. Jelly rolls are attractive desserts that should add a visual kick to the table.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the cake mix according to the box or recipe.
Grease the jelly roll pan. Pour the cake batter into the sheet pan, and cook the cake for 20 to 25 minutes or until it is golden brown.
Lay out a generous portion of plastic wrap. Slowly turn the sheet pan upside down onto the plastic. Let the cake fall out.
Use a thin frosting spatula to spread a thin layer of jam over the entire cake bottom. Leave about 1 inch at both ends.
Lay the plastic wrap over the top of the roll, and pull the bottom of the plastic sheet until the roll tightens a bit. Roll the cake in the plastic until it's in a cylinder shape. Place the cake seam side down on a flat plate or sheet pan. Place it in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Slice the chilled cake into half inch slices.
A jelly roll pan is a baking sheet with raised sides no more than 1-inch deep.