Jelly-rolls are known as piononos in Peru, and are one of the most popular desserts of all time in Lima. This cake, usually stuffed with manjarblanco (dulce de leche), is not only present in many birthday parties, baby showers, first communions, and other social events, but can also be found freshly-baked in most corner stores, where you can get a slice to eat on the go, just like people do with cupcakes in the US.
Last month I wanted to create a special chocolate dessert for the holidays, and made a pionono mousse cake which was published in Que Rica Vida. Making it is actually much simpler than it looks, so don’t be intimidated and try it next time you want to bake to impress. You won’t regret it.