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Cocoa Chiffon Cake

Details

Time
4 hours
Skill Level
Expert
Yields
1 cake

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
30 minutes
Bake Time
1 hour 20 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 cups

    sugar, divided

  • 1-1/2 cups

    cake flour

  • 2/3 cup
  • 2 tsps

    baking powder

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 1/2 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/2 cup

    vegetable oil

  • 7

    eggs, separated and at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup

    cold water

  • 2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 1/2 tsp

    cream of tartar

  • Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1/3 cup

    butter or margarine

  • 2 cups

    powdered sugar

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    vanilla extract

  • 2-4 Tbsps

    hot water

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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven & stovetop
oven & stovetop
mixing bowls
mixing bowls
mixer
mixer
10-inch tube pan
10-inch tube pan
heat-proof funnel
heat-proof funnel
serving plate
serving plate
medium saucepan
saucepan
1

Heat oven to 325°F.

2

Combine 1-3/4 cups sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda in large bowl. Add oil, egg yolks, water and vanilla; beat until smooth.

3

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in extra-large bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Gradually pour chocolate batter over beaten egg whites, folding with rubber spatula just until blended. Pour into ungreased 10-inch tube pan.

4

Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Invert pan on heat-proof funnel until completely cool. Remove cake from pan; invert onto serving plate. Spread top of cake with Vanilla Glaze, allowing some to drizzle down sides.

Vanilla Glaze:

Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and of desired consistency. About 1-1/4 cups glaze.

Variation:

Cocoa Peppermint Chiffon Cake: Omit vanilla extract; add 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract. Add red food color to Vanilla Glaze for pink colored glaze. Garnish with crushed hard peppermint candy.

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