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Cherry Jelly Roll

with Cream Cheese
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Cherry Jelly Roll

Cherry Jelly Roll - A classic dessert with an easy filling

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Health Score:
4,8 / 10
30 min.
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
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Nutritional values

This dishe's eggs provide a high biotin content, which benefits the skin and hair as well as the fingernails. The quark provides valuable protein as well.

If your prefer raspberries, strawberries or other fruit, you can replace the cherry spread with whichever variety you like. Just make sure the spread you choose has a high fuit content, and is low in sugars.

1 slice contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie275 kcal(13 %)
Protein8 g(8 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates48 g(32 %)
Sugar added25 g(100 %)
Roughage0.5 g(2 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E0.6 mg(5 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin1.9 mg(16 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate28 μg(9 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin8.7 μg(19 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.8 μg(27 %)
Vitamin C1 mg(1 %)
Potassium120 mg(3 %)
Calcium66 mg(7 %)
Magnesium11 mg(4 %)
Iron0.9 mg(6 %)
Iodine6 μg(3 %)
Zinc0.6 mg(8 %)
Saturated fatty acids2.1 g
Uric acid6 mg
Cholesterol101 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 eggs
2 ozs cane sugar
1 pinch salt
2 ozs Pastry flour
1 oz cornstarch
1 lemon
7 ozs Quark
7 ozs Cream quark (40% fat)
4 Tbsps Maple syrup
1 lb Cherry jam (from a jar)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Small bowl, 1 Large knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Sieve, 1 Brush, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Kitchen towel, 2 Piping bags, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Offset spatula, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 1

To make jelly roll: Line a baking sheet with baking paper. With a hand mixer on the highest setting, beat eggs, 50 grams (1.8 ounces) sugar and salt until creamy, 7-8 minutes.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 2

Sift together flour and cornstarch. With a rubber spatula, gently fold into egg mixture.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 3

Pour batter onto the prepared pan and spread it until smooth. Bake on the second rack from the bottom in a preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 3) (400°F) until springy, 6-8 minutes.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 4

Lay a clean kitchen towel on the work surface and sprinkle evenly with remaining sugar.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 5

Invert the jelly roll onto the kitchen towel. Brush paper with a little lukewarm water.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 6

Carefully pull the paper off. Invert jelly roll, using the towel, and set aside.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 7

Rinse lemon in hot water, dry and zest finely. Halve lemon; squeeze 1 half. In a bowl, combine 2 teaspoons lemon juice, lemon zest, quark, cream cheese and maple syrup. With a hand mixer, beat until creamy, 4-5 minutes.

Cherry Jelly Roll preparation step 8

Unroll cake again. Fill one pastry bag fitted with a large tip with cream cheese mixture. Fill another pastry bag fitted with a large tip with the fruit spread. Then, pipe cream cheese and fruit mixtures onto the cake alternately in stripes. At the top and bottom edges, leave a margin of 2 cm (3/4 inch) free. Using the kitchen towel, roll the cake up from the wide side again. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours, then cut into slices and serve.