Chinese Chiffon Cake Recipe

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Looking for an easy Chinese Chiffon Cake recipe? Learn how to make Chinese Chiffon Cake using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by darkouthere

Makes 7 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Chinese Chiffon Cake

130 grams (1 cup plus 1 tablespoon) flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 egg yolks (whites used below)
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
20 ml (1/2 cup) water
1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil)
6 egg whites

Recipe Directions for Chinese Chiffon Cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C (340F) and have ready 14 sturdy unwaxed 120-ml (1-cup) paper cups, ungreased.

  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together 3 times, or combine the flour and baking powder in a freezer bag, zip it shut with lots of air inside so it will form a balloon of sorts, and shake the bag vigorously to make the flour fluffy. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the egg yolks, salt, vanilla extract, and 75 grams (6 tablespoons) of the sugar (reserve the rest for later). Whisk for several minutes, until the mixture turns pale yellow and thick ribbons fall from the whisk. Stir in the water and the oil, and whisk well between each addition. Fold in the flour mixture and whisk until well blended, but don't overmix.

  4. In another large and spotlessly clean bowl, combine the egg whites and 60 grams (5 tablespoons) of the sugar (reserve the remaining tablespoon for topping), and beat with a clean whisk until stiff. You may use an electric whisk or a stand mixer with the whisk attachment; make sure neither the bowl nor the whisk have any trace of fat, or the eggs will not rise and life will seem rather pointless.

  5. Fold a third of the beaten egg whites into the batter and mix gently until blended. Fold in the rest of the egg whites, gently lifting the batter up and over the egg whites with a rubber spatula until just blended.

  6. Pour the batter into the prepared cups to about 3/5 of their capacity, and sprinkle the surface with the remaining tablespoon sugar. Bake until set and golden brown, about 30 minutes. Invert the cups onto a cooling rack so the cakes won't collapse, and let cool completely. To unmold, run the blade of a knife around the inside of the cup to loosen, and shake gently until the cake falls out.

  7. Serve the cakes on their own, in the cup, or with a fruit salad, a drizzle of berry coulis, or a scoop of ice cream.

  8. Note: The batter may also be baked in a tube pan (not nonstick), ungreased. The baking time should then be 40 to 50 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 97.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
304
Calories from Fat
130
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.5g
22%
Saturated Fat
3.5g
17%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
180mg
60%
Sodium
78mg
3%
Potassium
155mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
36.7g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
21.8g
Protein
7.3g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D+
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in selenium
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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