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Beyond Grandma's Cake Roll: One Pan, Six New Cakes

Discover the secrets to making a variety of tantalizing cake rolls.
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Master the simple four-step process to create the perfect cake roll with award-winning baker Abby Dodge. Follow along as Abby shows you how to make six eye-catching cake bases, as well as six different fillings and frostings. Along the way, you’ll learn a variety of decorating techniques, including how to make chocolate shards, cake croutons and more.


Abigail Johnson Dodge



Abigail Johnson Dodge is a two-time James Beard-nominated and IACP-winning author, baker, food writer and media personality. A longtime contributing editor to Fine Cooking magazine, Abby is the author of 10 cookbooks, including "The Everyday Baker." Along with regular appearances on TV and radio, Abby teaches popular baking and cooking classes nationwide.

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Orange-Scented Roll

01: Orange-Scented Roll

Meet veteran baker Abby Dodge and get started with an orange-scented sponge cake with strawberry-goat cheese cream. Learn the four-step process to creating a classic cake roll. Then finish with a modern technique that will help you decorate like a pro.

31 min
Pumpkin Spice Roll Cake

02: Pumpkin Spice Roll Cake

Take your classic cake roll a step further by mastering chiffon cake. In this lesson, Abby guides you to make a pumpkin spice chiffon with honey-cream cheese filling, and a white chocolate and walnut glaze. Plus, find out how to make a decadent white chocolate glaze to top off your cake.

26 min
Chocolate Soufflé Stacked Cake

03: Chocolate Soufflé Stacked Cake

Shake things up with a stacked soufflé cake! Find out how to expertly cut and stack the cake with layers of rich espresso buttercream in between, then finish it up by lining the sides with dramatic chocolate shards.

32 min
Banana Sour Cream Cake

04: Banana Sour Cream Cake

Next, explore another unique stacking style as Abby teaches you how to make a banana sour cream layer cake that's filled with plush layers of maple buttercream. Afterwards, discover a clever way to turn cake scraps into buttery toasted croutons to crown your showpiece.

24 min
Lemon-Poppy Seed Wrapped Cake

05: Lemon-Poppy Seed Wrapped Cake

Abby shares a foolproof method for making lemon curd. After that, learn a simple-yet-impressive way to wrap cake layers into a light and creamy lemon-poppy seed spiral.

25 min
Toasted Almond Chiffon Wrapped Cake

06: Toasted Almond Chiffon Wrapped Cake

Abby wraps things up by showing you how to make a toasted almond chiffon cake base. Learn to make homemade caramel that you'll whip into a rich, salted caramel buttercream. Then top off the cake with toasted almonds, and enjoy the surprise when your guests see what's inside!

20 min