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

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
bake:
1 hr at 325°
Servings:
12
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Heavenly Chiffon Cake

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts (Heavenly Chiffon Cake)

421 calories; total fat 19g; cholesterol 133mg; sodium 268mg; carbohydrates 58g; fiber 1g; protein 6g.

Browned Butter Frosting

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  • 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.

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