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by , Updated April 10, 2017

Chiffon Cake

Frost this chiffon cake with your favorite frosting or dust with powdered sugar and serve with fruit.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 Minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  1. Heat the oven to 325 F.
  2. Have all ingredients at room temperature.
  3. Into a mixing bowl, sift together the sifted flour, salt, baking powder, and the 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar.
  4. Add the oil, egg yolks, water, vanilla, and lemon peel to dry ingredients; beat with spoon until batter is smooth.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, beet the eeg whites and cream of tartar until egg whites are glossy and stand in soft peaks with beaters are lilfted. Add the 6 tablespoons of sugar gradually, beating until all sugar is used and peaks are stiff when beaters are lifted.
  6. Pour the batter, a little at a time, over the beaten egg whites and sugar. Gently fold in with a rubber spatula or spoon. Continue until all of the batter has been added, blending well. Batter should be smooth.
  7. Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake cake at 325 F for 55 minutes. Increase heat to 350 F and continue to bake 10 to 15 minutes longer.
  8. The cake can be baked in a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking pan at 350 F for 50 to 55 minutes.
  9. Remove cake from oven. Invert pan and let cool for about an hour.

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