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Vanilla Chiffon Roll

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This Vanilla Chiffon Roll is filled with a dreamy walnut mousse and was hailed as a success by the nut-phobic husband! I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we did!

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Vanilla Chiffon Roll

Well, this may be a first. The hubby ate a dessert that had a heck of a lot of walnuts in it. This gorgeous Vanilla Chiffon Roll is filled with a chocolate-walnut mousse.

Granted, the walnuts were ground to a paste and indiscernible, but there was a cup and 2/3 of lightly toasted walnuts and even some walnut oil mixed into the filling. Nearly every bowl and spatula in my kitchen was utilized to make this jelly roll cake, but it was worth the effort and the dish pan hands.

Vanilla Chiffon Roll on a serving tray

How to Make a Cake Roll

I used my half baking sheet to cook up the sponge cake, but it took nearly double the time listed in the recipe before it pulled away from the edges of the pan and passed the finger test. I either use a toothpick to check for crumbs or a light tap with my finger to see if the cake bounces back to its original position to check for doneness.

This cake roll took 20 minutes instead of the 10-12 listed in the recipe to be baked thoroughly. It may have been my heavy duty Chicago Metallic baking pans, so use your discretion if you try this wonderful recipe from contributing baker, Mary Bergin.

The hubby thought this vanilla chiffon roll was amazing. In fact, he said I could quote him, “I like walnuts I cannot taste.”  Well, YEAH….I knew that!!!

Vanilla Chiffon Roll slices

You may need these supplies to make this vanilla chiffon roll recipe:

Watch Julia and Mary Bergin make this recipe here. And check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site to see what the other members thought about this vanilla chiffon roll.

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57 comments on “Vanilla Chiffon Roll”

  1. Lizzy,
    This cake looks delicious! Aren’t hubbies the pickiest sometimes – even though mine says he eats everything? 😉
    Annamaria

  2. A roll cake is one of those things I’ve always wanted to attempt but have been too scared to! Now you have me wanting to make one this weekend. Yours is beautiful!

  3. hhhhmmmm, so yummy and creamy 😀

  4. Wayyyy too many dishes involved here – but your end result looks absolutely perfect!

  5. Chiffon cake is delightful! Such a beautiful dessert! And I loled at your husband saying he likes walnuts he can’t taste 🙂

  6. Bill is so funny and your desserts are perfect. Would love to see a video of your work, and Bill’s reaction!

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