Recipe: Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe - lemony essence and pillowy soft texture. | rasamalaysia.com

Author Oprah.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • Grated zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center; add the water, egg yolks, oil, lemon zest and vanilla. Whisk the dry ingredients into the yolk mixture until the batter is blended and smooth. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, beat the egg whites and the cream of tartar at medium-low speed until foamy. Gradually increase the speed to high and beat the whites until stiff (but not dry) peaks form. Gently fold 1/3 of the beaten whites into the batter with a rubber spatula just until blended. Fold in the remaining whites just until combined. Pour the batter into an ungreased tube pan or bundt pan. (I used bundt pan because I don't have a tube pan).
  3. Bake 1 hour, or until the top springs back when lightly touched with a fingertip and a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.