Soft vanilla chiffon rolled and filled with whipped cream and jam, you will love this Vanilla Swiss Roll along with your coffee for a quick delight!
For me, nothing beats a simple naked cake. The simple elegance of cake rolls always mesmerizes me. Same thing with this chiffon cake baked in a tube pan; I have this soft spot in my heart for such cakes. They are simply beautiful.
And if they are filled with cream, totally a winner. This vanilla swiss roll is basic. It is a plain chiffon that is filled with whipped cream and jam- the kind that I can eat one slice after another.
Vanilla Swiss Roll: The Process
This Vanilla Swiss Roll is actually a chiffon cake. Chiffon cakes get their texture mainly from the delicate and airy beaten egg whites. A properly whipped egg whites for chiffon cakes must have that firm peaks forming when you lift up the beater.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 10×15 inch baking pan and line it with parchment paper. Grease the parchment paper.
Make the Yolk Batter. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar. Whisk until the color is lighter. Add milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Stir well. Combine flour and baking powder in a bowl then sift over the yolk mixture. Stir everything together until the mixture is smooth.
Beat the Egg Whites. In the bowl of a stand mixer (or use a hand-held mixer), beat the egg whites on medium speed until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Increase the mixer speed to medium-high and gradually add the sugar. Beat until firm peaks form.
Fold the meringue (the beaten egg whites) into the yolk batter in three additions using a rubber spatula. The color of the mixture should be uniform.
Bake. Pour and scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the middle of the cake comes out clean. Place the pan on a wire rack for two minutes to slightly cool.
Cool the Cake. Slide the cake, including the parchment paper on a wire rack and allow it to cool completely. To remove the parchment backing, dust the top of the cake with powdered sugar, then lay a parchment paper that is slightly wider than the cake on top. Lay another piece of a baking tray on the top and turn the cake over. Remove the wire rack, and peel the parchment backing on the cake.
To turn the cake over again, reposition the parchment paper on top, and top the cake with another baking pan, turn it over so that the cake is now facing right side up again.
With the rolled cake inside the parchment, transfer it to a serving plate. Pat and press the body of the cake to reinforce its shape. Unwrap the cake, and trim the ends if desired. Dust with powdered sugar. Chill the cake for at least 1 hour in the fridge before serving.
Then, grab a fork, cozy up on a chair, and enjoy every bite.
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Robyn Pooldaily says
This was delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly and it came out perfect!
Jamie Hilly says
Such a truly foolproof recipe. Thank you.
Lilian Najera says
Does this cake keep well overnight? Can I leave it flat overnight & do the filling & rolling in the morning?
Hi Lilian! I recommend rolling the cake as soon as it cools down.