Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
My Mom did this for my 8th birthday party and you should have seen the look on the kids faces "fried eggs at a birthday party?). The platter looks great and kids love them
- 4 egg yolks
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup sifted cake flour
- 4 egg whites
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 pint whipping cream
- 1 (10 ounce) jar apricot preserves
- 1 (15 ounce) can canned apricots
- Make the Jelly roll cake.
- Line a jelly roll pan with waxed paper and lightly grease.
- Beat the egg yolks, sugar, water and vanilla until very thick.
- Slowly fold in the flour until just blended.
- In another bowl beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until frothy.
- Gradually add the sugar.
- Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
- Fold egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture.
- Turn into the prepared pan and spread evenly right out to the edges.
- Bake 350°F 15-20 minutes until the cake springs bake when you touch it.
- Immediately loosen edges with a sharp knife and turn onto a clean tea towel.
- Remove paper carefully& cool (If you have a rack large enough cool the cake on it).
- Whip the cream until stiff, add 1 1/2 tsp sugar and a bit of vanilla.
- When cool,cut out irregular shapes about the size of a fried egg and the same shape as a fried egg.
- Arrange cut pieces on a large platter.
- Spread apricot preserve on each piece (egg).
- Cover with whipped cream.
- Top each piece with a half apricot so it now looks like a real fried egg.
I made the cake part this morning and I am going to do the final assembly tomorrow morning at work of putting the peachs on. This is such a cute idea!! I love the lightness of jelly roll cakes but normally I am a faliure at jelly roll cakes since they always crack and such when I roll them, but there was no room for error with this since there was no rolling involved (very good for me). Anyways I really enjoyed the flavor of the cake when I snacked on a few scrapes and I am subbing canned patted dried peaches for apricots since thouse are easier to come across in my store. I love this idea and plan on making this again for the kids I work with for a fun and silly treat!