Apr 24, 2024 - Food and Drink

Chantilly cake, which was created in New Orleans, has a new flavor

Photo shows an orange cake on a blue picnic table.

Whole Foods' mango yuzu Chantilly cake is bright orange in contrast to the regular version's white exterior. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

Whole Foods quietly rolled out a seasonal mango yuzu version of the berry Chantilly cake that's a mainstay at New Orleans parties.

Why it matters: It's the first time the grocer has done a riff on the cake.

Catch up quick: Baker Chaya Conrad created Whole Foods' Chantilly cake about 20 years ago when she worked at the Uptown location.

Driving the news: Berry Chantilly is Whole Foods' best-selling cake flavor west of the Mississippi River, according to the grocer.

  • The company introduced the seasonal item in 2022 and only makes it for a few weeks in the spring.
Photo shows a picture of mini berry chantilly cakes and the seasonal mango flavor.
The Metairie Whole Foods location had berry Chantilly cakes and the seasonal mango yuzu flavor this week. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios

What I ordered: 4-inch mango yuzu Chantilly cake ($13.99).

  • It's a rich, creamy layered cake like the original Chantilly, but with a tropical flair from the mango. The tart yuzu adds a citrusy pop.

If you go: The flavor is available until Mother's Day (May 12).

  • New Orleans metro stores sell it in various cake sizes, along with by the slice and in cupcake form.

Go deeper: Berry Chantilly cake is having a viral moment.

Photo shows a cake case full of berry Chantilly at Whole Foods in Metairie.
Berry Chantilly cake still reigns supreme in Whole Foods' cake case in Metairie. Photo: Carlie Kollath Wells/Axios
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