Box Cake Mix For Yule Log?

Decorating By pastrygirl33 Updated 16 Dec 2008 , 2:34pm by hellie0h

pastrygirl33 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 1:59pm
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Hi I was just wondering cause I've never used this before but can you use a box mix to make a yule log or jelly roll cake. In a 15x10 jelly roll pan. I have an order that is last minute and I was wondering if I can use a box mix cake? If so how? Do I just mix as usual and pour into the pan, then proceed as per a regular jelly roll or do I do something different. I guess what I'm wondering is does it break and crack when rolling or does the cake act the same way the jelly roll from scratch does , like that spongy nice texture. Is this doable? Thank you.

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grama_j Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:19pm
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I have tried this and it does NOT work....... a regular cake is not "elastic" enough to roll....... it cracks and breaks at every turn..... a sponge cake works the best...... This is a pretty good recipe......
http://www.toomanychefs.net/archives/001659.php

sweet_teeth Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:20pm
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A jelly roll is usually made with a sponge cake... which makes it less prone to tearing when you roll it. If you really wan to do a cake mix I would do a doctored cake mix.. because I think a virgin mix would break way too easily. The WASC recipe is very sturdy and should hold up well, but I don't know how well it will roll.

Heres a recipe based on a box that is for a sponge cake:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Golden-Sponge-Cake/Detail.aspx

pastrygirl33 Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:25pm
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This is exactly what I thought. the person wants a chocolate one and I don't have a lot of time I thought I would shortcut it. I guess I can't , oh well. Thank you though if there are any more suggestions I will kindly recieve them thanks.

nickshalfpint Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:32pm
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This helped me when I made mine. It really helped watching the video and it's a really good cake recipe too!!!!

http://dyannbakes.com/index.php?post_id=289382

hellie0h Posted 16 Dec 2008 , 2:34pm
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I would not use a cake mix for a yule log. Here is a great recipe for chocolate yule log. http://www.joyofbaking.com/YuleLog.html
Here for pumpkin roll http://www.joyofbaking.com/PumpkinRoll.html
Here for regular sponge cake roll. http://www.joyofbaking.com/SpongeCakeorBiscuit.html
Joy Of Baking recipes are tops in my opinion.

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