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Parmesan Chiffon Cake Recipe

Parmesan chiffon cake – light and airy chiffon cake with a tint of Parmesan cheese, and topped with shredded Parmesan. Amazing recipe that you have to try. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine Baking
Keyword Parmesan Chiffon Cake
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 270 kcal



  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup corn oil (50 g)
  • 1/3 cup milk (70 g)
  • 1/2 cup self raising flour (70 g)
  • ¾ cup approx. parmesan cheese powder, I use grated cheese (70 g)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, separated (2 tablespoons into the egg yolk mixture, the remaining sugar for egg white)

(Optional) for decoration:

  • Whipped cream or buttercream
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  1. Hand whisk egg yolks and sugar till pale. Add in corn oil and milk, mix well. Add in flour and cheese, combine well, set aside.

  2. Beat egg whites over high speed till foamy. Slowly add in sugar, continue beat, add in corn flour, beat till soft peak form. Take 1/3 portion of egg white mixture and use hand whisk to mix with egg yolk mixture till combine. Fold the balance of egg white mixture into egg yolk mixture, combine well.

  3. Pour cake mixture into baking pan and bake at pre-heated oven at 160 degree C for 40 minutes.

Recipe Notes

1. Do not grease the tube pan, do not use non-stick baking pan. 2. Invert the cake together with the cake pan after removed from the oven and let cool completely. 3. You may omit the shredded cheddar cheese and whipped cream for decoration and change to whatever that suit your liking, ie, dusted icing sugar, fruit compote, caramel sauce etc.

Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Chiffon Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 people)
Calories 270 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 113mg38%
Sodium 389mg17%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 287mg29%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.