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Monday, January 27, 2014
Vanilla Chiffon Roll
I was a bit perplexed heading into this recipe. The picture in the Baking with Julia cookbook shows a chocolate filled cake roll somewhat similar to the above picture, yet the title said "Vanilla" not "Chocolate". Hmmm. Somehow I could not get my head wrapped around the idea of a chocolate chiffon cake that was really vanilla? And I must say, since I am not much of a cake person nor a mousse person, the idea of a mousse filled cake did not sound all that appealing to me.
Regardless I forged ahead. And I am glad as this recipe did not disappoint even for a non-cake person. And it was super fun to roll up a full sheet cake, kind of like playing with play-dough but way better tasting.
I made the mousse filling a day ahead of the cake. As a result, the recipe did not feel overwhelming. Had I done it all in one day, I think the dishes alone would have been overwhelming. (And how many times can one recipe call for a stand mixer?) I put the whole thing together and cooled it overnight in the fridge. In the morning, all I had to do was dust it with cocoa and we were off to brunch, with goodies in hand.
And Rhiannon liked this one too.
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