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Recipe Highlight: Orange Chiffon Cake

31th October 2018

Recipe Highlight: Orange Chiffon Cake

Chiffon cakes are foam cakes leavened primarily with beaten egg whites. Here’s our take on this recipe and learn the secret to creating a perfectly light and airy chiffon cake, crafted, tested and proven by our very own  Pastry Chef, Mabel.  Have plenty of fun baking and let us know how this turns out!

Ingredients

55g                  Egg Yolk

125g                Caster Sugar

40g                  Corn Oil

95g                  Orange Juice, Fresh

1no.                 Orange Zest

100g                Cake Flour

3g                    Baking Powder

140g                Egg White

2g                    Cream of Tartar

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a mixer, whisk the egg yolks, and caster sugar till light and fluffy.
  3. Slowly spoon in the sifted cake flour and baking powder into yolk mixture.
  4. After flour and baking powder have been mixed well, pour in the corn oil, orange juice and orange zest.
  5. Pour mixture out into a bowl.
  6. Wash the mixing bowl thoroughly making sure it’s clean of oil and wipe dry.
  7. Whisk the egg whites on medium speed until egg whites start to froth then add in the cream of tartar.
  8. Whisk till stiff peak.
  9. Gently fold in the meringue (whipped up egg whites) in three parts into the egg yolk mixture in a circular motion till everything is well mixed.
  10. Portion into chiffon molds.
  11. This recipe is good for one 8inch chiffon mold.
  12. Bake for about 35 minutes till. Do not open oven doors anytime before at least 30 minutes.
  13. When the chiffon is out of the oven, over turn chiffon in mold and leave to cool.
  14. Unmold with a pairing knife by sliding between the mold and the cake.

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