Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cake is a great treat after meal or during Filipino snack time.

Chiffon cake is bake using a special type of baking pan. This pan is in circular shape with a center tube in the middle. This tube in the middle will carry the hot circulating air and would easily cooked the middle part of the cake.

Then, after removing from the oven, this cake pan must be turned upside down so that the cake will not shrink. If you have difficulty in doing it because the cake is out in the rim, I usually grab three to four pieces of same height water glass and place them at the end of the inverted cake pan, in a manner that would balance it.

Below after the cooking procedures is a list a cooking variations that you might like to try in cooking your Chiffon Cake.

Ingredients :

  • 2-1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup oil (vegetable oil or corn oil)
  • 7 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 7 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
(Cooking Measurements)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Prepare 10-inch ungreased tube pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  3. Make a well at the center and add oil, egg yolks, water and vanilla.  Beat until smooth and no lumps occur.  Set aside.
  4. Using a stand mixer or electric hand mixer, beat egg whites until frothy.  Add the cream of tartar.  Continue to beat on high until soft peaks begin to form.  Add sugar very gradually and continuously beating until meringue is glossy and stiff.
  5. Gently fold the egg yolk mixture into the meringue until well blended, ensuring that you scrap the bottom of the bowl as you fold.
  6. Pour into prepared ungreased tube pan.
  7. Bake until golden and middle springs back when touched for about 45 minutes.
  8. Invert onto the neck of a bottle.
  9. Cool completely upside down.

VARIATIONS:
Pineapple Chiffon Cake
Same as for orange chiffon except that you use pineapple juice in place of the orange juice and omit orange rind.

Orange Chiffon Cake
Use 3/4 cup orange juice instead of cold water and add 1/2 tsp. orange rind.  Omit vanilla.

Mocha Chiffon Cake
Instead of 3/4 cup cold water.  Use 1/4 cup of hot water and dissolve 1 tbsp. coffee and add 1/2 cup cold water.

Chocolate Chiffon Cake
Instead of 2-1/2 cups cake flour. Reduce the flour to 2 cups. Add 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 4 tbsp. more of sugar. Dissolve cocoa with 3/4 cup hot water instead of 3/4 cup cold water.

Chocolate Chips Chiffon Cake
Follow exactly the standard recipe except that you add 1 cup chocolate chips or 3 oz grated semisweet chocolate or bittersweet chocolate and fold in last to the mixture before transferring to the prepared tube pan.

Banana Chiffon Cake
Follow exactly the standard recipe except that you add 2 pcs. mashed ripe bananas and fold in last to the mixture before transferring to the prepared tube pan.

Coconut Chiffon Cake
Follow exactly the standard recipe except that you add 1 cup desiccated coconut and fold in last to the mixture before transferring to the prepared tube pan.

Check Out More

Pinoy Dessert Recipes

Have You Tried These Other Pinoy Dessert Recipes?

Turon Saba (Banana Plantain Rolls in Sugar)

Turon Saba

This Turon Saba recipe is a typical Filipino merienda or snack. Turon resembles as a banana spring rolls which consist of plantain and jackfruit that is wrapped in a lumpia wrapper then dipped in brown sugar and fried. This Turon is always my favorite order to filipino food store here in Canada. Delicious talaga! Ingredients : 1/2 dozen ripe saba [...]

Minatamis na Saging (Banana Plantain in Syrup)

Minatamis Na Saging

Ingredients : 6 medium ripe saba (or plantain bananas) 2 cups sugar 3 cups water 1/2 tsp. salt Cooking Procedures : Pour water in a saucepan.  Stir in sugar and salt to dissolve.  Heat over medium heat.  Bring syrup to a boil and then lower the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Peel bananas and cut into 1/2 inch slices.  Add to simmering [...]

Maruya I (Banana Fritters)

Maruya (BananaFritters)

This version of Maruya is one that I usually buy for my merienda when I was in the Philippines. I sometimes buy them in a bamboo stick or in a hand fan shape coated with sugar. But their where times that after siesta, my mom will cook us maruya in our merienda before playing outside during summer time. Ingredients : 1/2 cup flour 3/4 tsp. baking po[...]

Buchi

buchi

Ingredients : 1 cup rice, uncooked 1/2 cup mongo sugar water oil, for deep frying Cooking Procedures : Soak rice overnight in water, then grind.  Wrap in cheesecloth and hang to drip.  On the other hand, boil mongo and mash. Dissolve 1/3 cup sugar in 1/8 cupwater, then add mixture to mashed mongo.  Cook over medium heat until dry.  Allow to c[...]

Basic Polvoron

Polvoron

When we are still in the Philippines, we used to go to Goldilocks to buy different types of Polvoron flavor. In all the varieties, I still like the traditional polvoron flavor compared to pinipig, strawberry, cookies and cream, and the polvoron with cashew nuts.   Ingredients : 2 cups all-purpose flour (or cake flour) 1 cup sugar 1 cup powdere[...]

23 Responses to “Chiffon Cake”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. julie says:

    Thanks for sharing the different variations of chiffon cake… its nice to try different kinds:)

Leave A Comment...

*