November 26th is National Cake Day, and we are baking a Chiffon Cake!
How to Bake a Chiffon Cake:
Using a 10-inch ungreased tube pan with all ingredients at room temperature.
Type: Cake Recipe
Serve with: coffee, tea or milk
Prep Time: 20 min
Bake Time: 55 – 70 min
Cool Time: 1 – 2 hrs
Yields: 1 cake – 10″ tube cake
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups + 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 1/3 tbsp baking powder
- 1 1/8 tsp salt
- 6 large egg yolks
- 3/4 cup + 1 tbsp water
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp lemon zest – grated
- 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 10 large egg whites
- 3/4 tsp cream of tartar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Whisk together in a big bowl, flour, 1 1/2 cups sugar, baking powder & salt.
- Add & beat on high until smooth, egg yolks, water, vegetable oil, lemon zest & vanilla extract.
- Use clean beaters to beat in another large bowl, the egg whites & cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form.
- Slowly add 1/3 cup sugar while beating on high speed.
- Beat egg whites until stiff enough to lose their sheen.
- Use a spatula to fold 1/4 of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture, and then fold in the remainder of the egg white mixture.
- Pour batter into an ungreased tube pan & spread evenly.
- Bake at 325 degrees F until the top springs back when depressed slightly, and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the center of the cake – about 55 – 70 min for baking in a tube pan.
- Cool the cake upside down in the pan, as you do for angel food cakes.
- Unmold the cake when cooled to room temperature by sliding a thin knife between the cake & the pan to detach it from the pan & use this same method to remove the cake from the tube. * Tip: If the bottom is removable, lift the cake up by the tube & run the knife around the bottom to detach it.
At this point, you can make a tasty icing and spread it on the cake, or serve it with whipped cream & berries, garnished with lemon zest, if desired.
National Cake Day has me super excited with this lovely Chiffon Cake recipe at hand.
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