Strawberry Cream Roll


This strawberry roll is ideal for that special ending to a special luncheon. Decorate this jelly roll with crystallized violets, if desired. A few fresh violet leaves on top also may be used.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
1 jelly roll cake


  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • cup hot water

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar for dusting (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin

  • ¼ cup cold water

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, for dusting (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Butter a jelly roll pan. Line it with buttered foil or buttered parchment paper.

  2. Beat eggs until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add 1 cup white sugar, beating constantly. Stir in water and vanilla extract. Fold in flour, baking powder, and salt. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

  3. Bake until cake is springy to the touch and beginning to shrink away from the sides of the pan, about 15 minutes.

  4. Lay out a tea towel, and sprinkle it with confectioners' sugar. Turn cake out on the towel. Peel off the paper or foil. Cut crusty edges with kitchen shears or a sharp paring knife. Roll cake up in the towel, and leave it to cool.

  5. In a microwave-safe bowl, sprinkle gelatin over the cold water and set aside. Wash and hull strawberries; if they're large, you may halve or chop them. Melt gelatin in the microwave, checking every 15 seconds. Pour gelatin and 1 tablespoon sugar over strawberries.

  6. Whip cream to medium-stiff peaks. Fold in cooled strawberry mixture. Unroll cake, spread with strawberry cream, and roll up again. Chill cake for at least 1 hour.

  7. Before serving, dust cake with confectioners' sugar or top with additional whipped cream.

    close up view of a Strawberry Cream Roll, covered with strawberry cream and sliced strawberries, on a white platter with a whole strawberry, with a pink background
    Allrecipes Magazine

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
7g Fat
25g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 59mg 20%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 18g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 37mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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