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Jelly Roll

Ingredients

1/4 cup almond paste or almond extract

Cooking spray

2/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour, divided (about 3 ounces)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup powdered sugar, divided

2/3 cup (any flavor) jam

1/2 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Preparation

Step 1

Lightly spoon remaining 2/3 cup flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.

Place eggs in a large bowl, and beat with a mixer at high speed until pale and fluffy (about 4 minutes). Gradually add granulated sugar mixture and vanilla, beating at medium speed until smooth (about 3 minutes). Sift half of flour mixture over egg mixture; fold in. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until cake springs back when touched lightly in center. Loosen cake from sides of pan, and turn out onto a dishtowel dusted with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar; carefully peel off wax paper. Sprinkle cake with 2 tablespoons powdered sugar; cool 1 minute. Starting at narrow end, roll up cake and towel together. Place, seam side down, on a wire rack; cool completely (about 30 minutes).

Unroll cake carefully; remove towel. Spread jam over cake, leaving a 1/2-inch margin around the outside edges. Reroll cake; place, seam side down, on a platter.

Place cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Cut cake into 8 slices with a serrated knife. Top each slice with whipped cream and fruit, if desired.

Step 2