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Heavenly Chiffon Cake

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Heavenly Chiffon Cake

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake 1 hr

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Serve this light and airy spice cake after a heavy meal. It's drizzled with a sweet, buttery frosting.


  • 2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 7 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Browned Butter Icing (see recipe below)
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds or chopped nuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves. Make a well in the center of the mixture Add oil, yolks, and water. Beat with electric mixer on low to medium speed until combined. Beat on high speed for about 5 minutes or until satin smooth. Set aside.
  2. Thoroughly wash beaters. In a very large mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Pour batter in thin stream over egg whites; gently fold together.
  3. Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Place pan on a baking sheet or pizza pan. Bake in a 325 degree F oven for 60 to 65 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake in pan. Cool completely.
  4. Gently loosen sides of cake from pan with a spatula or knife. Invert cake over a serving plate and remove pan. Drizzle with Browned Butter Icing and sprinkle with nuts.

Browned Butter Frosting


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons milk


  1. In a small saucepan, heat butter over medium-low heat for about 15 minutes or until browned. Remove browned butter from heat. Place sifted powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in browned butter, vanilla, and milk until icing consistency.

Nutrition Facts

(Heavenly Chiffon Cake)

Servings Per Recipe 12, chol. (mg) 133, Fat, total (g) 19, fiber (g) 1, cal. (kcal) 421, pro. (g) 6, sodium (mg) 268, carb. (g) 58

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