Nellie’s Jelly Roll with Family to Table’s Natalie Kenny Marquez


Champaign, Ill. (WCIA) –

Guest chef and blogger, Natalie Kenny Marquez, is back with a great recipe from her great-great grandma’s recipe box…. Nellie’s Jelly Roll!

Nellie’s Jelly Roll

*Get these ingredients at your Illinois farmers market!


3 eggs*

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cold water

1 cup cake flour

1 level teaspoon baking powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 jar of your favorite jam, jelly, or preserve*

Optional whipped cream garnish and dusting of powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a shallow dish measuring about 15x10x1 with a greased paper.
  • Sift twice the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until thick. Then add the water.
  • Add the sifted flour mixture to the mixing bowl and combine.
  • Pour the batter evenly over the greased paper lined shallow pan.
  • Bake for 12 minutes.
  • Pull from oven and turn the cake over onto a cloth or another paper sprinkled with powdered sugar.
  • Remove the greased paper from the cake and allow to cool (about 15 minutes)
  • Spread with your favorite jam or jelly.
  • Roll up quickly!
  • Cut into even segments and serve with freshly whipped cream.

Serving size: approximately 6-8 servings.

Be sure to follow Natalie on Facebook HERE!

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