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.
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:
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.
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.