Orange Roll

O Meu Tempero
Orange Roll


When making roulades such as this one, there are a few tips to help them turn out right. First, after baking, turn the jelly roll cake out onto a clean kitchen towel that's been dusted with sugar to keep it from sticking. Then you will actually roll up the cake and the towel into a cylinder to help set the shape before unrolling, filling, and rerolling (this time without incorporating the towel!).


  • 6 large eggs
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 orange (zested and juiced)
  • 3 orange (juiced)
  • 50 grams sugar
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch


  1. 1Preheat oven to 180°C (approximately 350°F).
  2. 2Beat eggs and sugar.
  3. 3Add sifted cornstarch, orange juice and zest.
  4. 4Whisk until smooth.
  5. 5Grease a baking sheet, line with parchment paper and sprinkle with sugar.
  6. 6Transfer batter to prepared baking sheet.
  7. 7Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cooked.
  8. 8Invert cake onto a tea towel and remove parchment paper.
  9. 9Use tea towel to gently roll up cake and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  10. 10Heat juice of two oranges and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  11. 11In a separate bowl, combine juice of third orange with remaining cornstarch and add to the boiling mixture.
  12. 12Remove from heat and whisk until slightly thickened.
  13. 13Cool to room temperature.
  14. 14Unroll the cake.
  15. 15Spread an even coating of orange filling over the top of cake.
  16. 16Roll cake back into a tight spiral. Remove the towel.
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