Jessie Oleson

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll

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I’m not saying that you should totally ignore chocolate on Valentine’s Day. But…why not also include a cake that is more fun to make with a partner: the Peanut Butter and Jelly Roll! If you’ve ever made a Jelly Roll cake at home, you know that it can be hard to handle the rolling of the cake while baking solo–so why not employ your Valentine with this most delicious task? You’ll be rewarded with a delicately spongy cake which gives way to a rich, deliciously smooth white chocolate peanut butter filling, beautifully paired with sweet strawberry jelly. Bonus points if you roll it into the shape of a heart! This is an adaptation of a classic Jelly Roll recipe I discovered in Taste of Home.

Prep time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total time: 2 hours and 35 minutes
Yield: 10 servings

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll


Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll

For the cake
1 1/4 cups cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 eggs, separated
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting work surface and cake

For the filling
1 jar (12 ounces) strawberry jam
1 jar (16 ounces) White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar


1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a greased 15” x 10” x 1” baking pan with waxed paper; grease the paper and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together; set aside.

3. Place the egg whites in large bowl. Set aside for the moment.

4. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and water on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick, and lightened in color. Gradually beat in 1 cup of the granulated sugar. Mix well.

5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the yolk mixture and mix well. The batter will be very thick.

6. In a large bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high speed, until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into the rest of the batter. Spread evenly into the prepared pan.

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll

7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a kitchen towel dusted with confectioners’ sugar. Gently peel off the waxed paper. Starting from either of the shorter sides, roll the cake toward the center, so that each end rolls once, inward, to form a heart. I won’t lie: this part is easier to do with a partner, each of you rolling from either side. If you don’t have a towel handy, you can do this with parchment or waxed paper, too.

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll

8. You have to let it set like this for a while. You’ll want to set something heavy on either side so it will stay in this shape. Perhaps…an army of Peanut Butter & Co. jars? If not, books will do. Let cool completely like this–2 hours or so. You need to do this so the cake “stretches”–if you let it cool then tried to roll it, it would crack.

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll

9. While the cake cools, prepare the peanut butter filling. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter with the butter until it is very smooth and creamy, 3 to 5 minutes on medium speed. Reduce the speed to low; add the confectioners’ sugar gradually, scraping the sides of the bowl as needed.

10. Unroll cake; spread evenly with jelly, and the peanut butter mixture on top. Roll back up into a heart; dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired, before slicing and serving.

Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll


CakeSpy combines White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter with strawberry jam. What favorite Peanut Butter & Co. peanut butter jelly combo would you use in this recipe?

Leave a comment below with your answer to enter for a chance at winning a jar each of White Chocolate Wonderful peanut butter and Seriously Strawberry Jam, the jars used in this recipe.


– The giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Monday, February 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.
– One entry per person.
– Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator and notified via the contact email provided on the comment form.
– Winner(s) will have until 02/14/13 to claim their prize or we will choose another winner.
– Winner will win one 16oz jar of White Chocolate Wonderful and one 12oz jar of Seriously Strawberry Jam. Product will be shipped by Peanut Butter & Co.
– No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age to enter. See Official Giveaway Rules.

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37 Responses to Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll

  1. Carolyne Cafaro says:

    The best combo would be Bee’s Knees peanut butter with Awesome Apricot Jam!

  2. says:

    Old Fashioned Crunchy with Strawberry Jam – YUM!

  3. Jessica Longway says:


  4. Rebecca says:

    Dark Chocolate Dreams and Rip-Roaring Raspberry…mmmm…

  5. Francisco says:

    Dark Chocolate Dreams and Awesome Apricot!

  6. Josephine Jones says:

    Old fashioned chunky with raspberry or marshmallow fluff 🙂

  7. Kara says:

    I would use Bee’s Knees with sliced banana!!

  8. Jacqueline says:

    I would use my favorite, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl & Rip Roaring Raspberry preserves! Mmmm. He he. =D

  9. Joy says:

    dark chocolate dreams!!

  10. Crystal says:

    this looks really good!!! hmmm I would pair crunch time and honey! nothing is better than the plain and simple YUM!

  11. Asimina kaminis says:

    Dark chocolate the best!

  12. Amanda J says:

    Yum! I would use the Cinnamon Raisin Swirl with Raspberry!

  13. Ina Gribbins says:

    Smooth operator with strawberry jam!

  14. Lizzie says:

    I’m thinking the dark chocolate with blackberry jam would be pretty darn tasty!!

  15. Katie Lange says:

    Mighty Maple & Rip Roaring Raspberry would be mighty wonderful!

  16. Lori C. says:

    Smooth Operator & my aunt’s homemade grape jelly

  17. shabby E says:

    Crunch Time with some Gorgeous Grape Jelly! Makes me feel like a kid again!

  18. Ray S says:

    Crunch Time matched with Fig Preserves!

  19. Garry Cawthorn says:

    I would use Dark Chocolate with bananas and marshmallow fluff… Can not go wrong with this one…

  20. Alyssa H says:

    I think Dark Chocolate Dreams and Rip-Roaring Raspberry would be the best!

  21. megan kupres says:

    I would use cinnamon swirl with grape jelly. Just love the sweet and salty combo

  22. Chuck says:

    Definitely Old Fashioned Crunchy with Strawberry Jelly–this recipe needs some crunch to balance out the smoothness of the cake!

  23. Troy says:

    Dark Chocolate Dreams & strawberry jam

  24. Tori L says:

    Definitely Dark Chocolate Dreams, the more chocolate and peanut butter the better!

  25. Sand says:

    I would do Mighty Maple with Fig Jam!

  26. Karen says:

    Dark chocolate dreams with strawberry jam!

  27. Renata says:

    Gotta go with Crunch Time + Seriously Strawberry!

  28. Wen says:

    Cinnamon Raisin Swirl + Awesome Apricot

  29. Michelle W says:

    I would use the knee’s bees with the strawberry, although the white choco. wonderful is my favorite.

  30. Nancy Shay says:

    I would have to use white chocolate wonderful with raspberry jam…..YUMMMM

  31. Janice says:

    Seriously Strawberry Jam and Dark Chocolate Dreams

  32. Kim says:

    Strawberry and Dark Chocolate

  33. Georgiana says:

    Mighty Maple & Rip Roaring Raspberry would be mighty mutual match!

  34. Susan Christy says:

    Dark Chocolate Dreams & Rip-Roaring Raspberry sounds delicious!

  35. Natalie J Vandenberghe says:

    White Chocolate Wonderful is my favorite peanut butter and strawberry jam is my favorite jam…but, I don’t want you to think I’m copying you, so, if I were making this for someone else, I’d use The Bee’s Knees or Dark Chocolate Dreams with Gorgeous Grape. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Amber Gillespie says:

    I would like to try the Dark Chocolate Drams with the Rip-Roaring Raspberry Preserves.
    Thanks from karmakaytlyn(at)yahoo(dot)com!

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Heart Shaped Peanut Butter & Jelly Roll