wikiHow to Make a Chiffon Cake

A Chiffon cake is a special type of cake, using oil instead of butter, while still being fluffy. They are delicious and easy to make. There are endless variants, many of them you can find here on wikiHow, but this is the basic recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/4 cup of sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup corn oil or peanut oil
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 egg yolks

Steps

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    Preheat the oven to 325 F.
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    Combine the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a large bowl. Make a little well in the center and pour in the oil, water egg yolks and flavoring. Beat for 2 minutes until smooth.
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    In another bowl, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar. This is what will make the cake so fluffy, so it's very important to make very stiff peaks.
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    Gently fold the eggs into the first mix. Beware to not stir, but rather fold them together. Do this until it's well blended together.
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    Put batter into ungreased cake shape. 8 or 9 inch (20.3 or 22.9 cm) tube pan or 8 inch (20.3 cm) square pan work best.
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    Put in oven for about 1 hour. Or until cake springs back when lightly touched with fingers.
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    When cake is done, remove from oven. Suspend the pan upside down to cool. putting the center over a bottle works well, but be careful to not drop your cake.
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    Loosen the sides of the cake with a spatula or bread knife. If you want you can cover it in frosting or drizzle before serving.

Tips

  • Instead of vanilla flavouring, you can use another when if you like them better. 1 teaspoon: orange or lemon. 1/2 teaspoon almond.

Article Info

Categories: Cakes