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Orange-Angel Jelly Roll Recipe

Orange-Angel Jelly Roll Recipe

I came up with this dessert just in time for Easter. Everyone agreed the flavor reminded them of orange creamsicles. It was a definite hit! —Michelle Tokarz, Newport, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1 drop red food coloring, optional
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 2/3 cup orange marmalade
  • Additional confectioners' sugar and orange curls


  • 1. Line a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside. Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions; spread evenly into prepared pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen cake. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners' sugar. Gently peel off waxed paper. Roll up cake in the towel jelly-roll style, starting with a short side. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • 3. For filling, in a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the orange juice, orange extract, orange peel and food coloring if desired. Fold in whipped topping.
  • 4. Unroll cake; spread marmalade to within 1/2 in. of edges. Spread whipped topping mixture over marmalade to within 1 in. of edges. Roll up again. Place seam side down on a serving platter. Sprinkle with additional confectioners' sugar. Garnish with orange curls. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 279 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 345mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (31g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein

Reviews for Orange-Angel Jelly Roll

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Reviewed May. 5, 2012

"Today I am tryimg it with strawberries."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2012

"I made this just as written for Easter and it was a hit with everyone. We decided that it would be delicious in about any flavor... including chocolate. I want to try it with lemon curd since I love lemon. To the gal that had it overflow all over her oven... mine raised up and out but didn't go over. Maybe it was the cake mix you used?

Good suggestion to not use so much of the batter. I just cut mine off around the edges, which also made it easier to roll. In my opinion. I will definitely make this other flavors."

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"This was a refreshing dessert and easy to put together. Made it for our Easter get together and it was a huge hit. Orange flavor and angel food, it doesn't get any better then this."

Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"This was my first attempt at a jelly-roll cake and I was a bit nervous. I had always thought they would be difficult but this one was very easy and it came out beautifully. It was also delicious. Would definiately make it again and would recommend it..."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"This made a very pretty cake roll, but we just didn't like how it tasted."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"OMG!!! This cake is soooo good! I can't wait for my raspberries to ripen to make a raspberry version of this. Strawberry would be equally wonderful. I plan on making this cake numerous more times."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I used light cream cheese and sugar free marmalade to lighten it up. Very tasty!"

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"For the strawberry, why not make your own juice from real strawberries. For the color and flavor why not use sugar free koolaid. Sounds like fun no matter what the flavor. Good luck."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"This looks great. Wondering what you would substitute when you make a strawberry version, i.e. orange juice, orange extract & orange peel? Any suggestions?"

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"This was so delicious. It was light, sweet and a bit of tang with the marmalade!!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"This recipe is very similar to one I grew up loving as a child. My version has slightly-thickened orange jello and whipped topping as the "frosting" part, and also combines mandarin oranges for an extra fruity flare. You can also make an equally good strawberry version. No one DOESN'T like this!"

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

"In response to la210 - my suggestion is to use a larger pan or don't use all the cake batter."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2012

"This was a terriffic light dessert! I took this to a gathering of friends & everyone asked for the recipe. Will definately make again, I may try it with strawberry jam as well."

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"I made this and froze it makes for easier slicing,would def make again!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"Made this maybe about a year or two ago, and it tasted awesome. :D No complaints."

Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"OMG!! When you bake the cake mix in the 15x10x1 in. pan, it over flows like crazy. I had a horrible mess in the oven. Does anyone know how to keep this from happening. I will not make this again until I can figure this problem out."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2010

"this was a very light dessert. we loved the citrus flavor from the orange...definately a good spring/summer dessert!"

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"tasty and delicious. I took it to a potluck, and was the favorite dessert. People really appreciate a dessert that is not store-bought or brownies."

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