doramoreno62 Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 7:10am
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OK so this is the first time I've ever made a jelly roll style cake. I baked a Duncan Hines chocolate cake according to the directions and spread it in a jelly roll pan. I turned it over onto a clean towel and rolled it up. I let it cool thoughly. I did not refrigerate it. When I unrolled it, it broke into so many pieces I couldn't use it icon_mad.gif . Ok so I'll save the broken pieces for cake balls. Anyway, is there anyone out the there that can give any helpful tips?? Maybe I should have put it in the fridge? Maybe the cake was too fluffy? Should I have added something to the mix for it not to break?? HELP!

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brincess_b Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 8:00am
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I'm a scratch baker, and the recipe for normal cake and cake like this is very different. So maybe a box cake alone just isn't up to the job.
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doramoreno62 Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 8:40am
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brincess, I bake from scratch also, but I have never baked a roll cake. I guess I just figured I could get away with a box mix. Is there a specific recipe you use for this type of cake? Thanks in advance for your answer.

brincess_b Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 10:16am
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The recipe I used is in a book I have, there's a similar looking one on www.BBC.co.uk/food site. The roll recipes tend to be more based on whipped egg White.
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doramoreno62 Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 11:48am
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Thanks so much for the info. I will look it up!

khadijah Posted 27 Aug 2010 , 1:34pm
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A jelly roll is normally made with a sponge cake because it is more 'elastic'
I don't think a boxed cake mix could be rolled.

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