Vanilla Chiffon Roll

I always thought of chiffon as a fabric but as it turns out it doubles as a cake. This week’s recipe from our Tuesday with Dorie baking group is for Vanilla Chiffon Roll by contributing baker Mary Bergin.

vanilla chiffon roll

It is a chiffon cake rolled around chocolate walnut mousse. Since my oven is not big enough to accommodate a large jelly-roll pan, I decided to make a cake. After halving the recipe, I ended up with two 8-inch cake layers and enough mousse to spread in the middle. Instead of walnuts, I used roasted hazelnuts for the mousse and the final result was like dark chocolate Nutella. To finish the cake, I covered it with dark chocolate ganache. We enjoyed it on a lazy Sunday with some red wine. Half of the cake was enough for four of us.

For the recipe, please follow the link.

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

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14 thoughts on “Vanilla Chiffon Roll

  1. Wonderful!!!! Your cake looks perfect and sounds so delicious!!
    I love your variations, it gives a lovely different dessert!!
    Well done!!

  2. Liz Berg says:

    Love how you transformed this jellyroll cake into a layer cake…beautifully done!

  3. smarkies says:

    This is a beautiful slice of cake! I like how you changed up the recipe to suit your oven space.

  4. Love your version…looks so pretty!

  5. SandraM says:

    OMG! I so thought of doing this after the fact. This is awesome and looks so good!! Great job!

  6. i prefer layer cakes to rolls any day! your idea to trade out the walnuts with hazelnuts was a good one. the cake looks wonderful!

  7. Sunita says:

    Your cake looks soooo good. Wish I had thought of that. The rolling of the cake gave me some anxious moments.

  8. that is an awesome take on this recipe–looks professional!

  9. teaandscones says:

    GREAT way to adapt your cake. And I know the hazelnuts were good in it.

  10. Cathleen says:

    Lovely! I like your cake version. I’m sure the ganache topping put it over the top!

  11. Beautiful and artistic as always!! :)

  12. Cher says:

    Beautiful. I think I would have liked this even better as a layer cake.

    Great thinking!

  13. mireia badia says:

    I love how you just made a cake, it looks great! and the chocolate ganache… I want some!!!

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