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!


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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