The Lemon Chiffon Cake You Need In Your Life!

The Lemon Chiffon Cake You Need In Your Life!

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A "Chiffon Cake" is a cross between a sponge cake and an oil cake - giving you the best of both. If the lore is to be believed this style of cake was invented in the 1920's and kept secret until the 1940's. The texture and the lemon flavour make this a very light and refreshing cake for summer.

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Lemon Chiffon Cake
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Ingredients
  • 6 large eggs, separated
  • 3/4 cup (160g) granulated sugar, divided
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) neutral oil (vegetable, canola, walnut, etc)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 3/4 cup (110g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) cornstarch
  • for dusting Icing sugar
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 325°F (160ºC)In a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, combine the egg yolks, 2 Tbsp of granulated sugar, and salt. Whisk the yolks until they change from dark and glossy to light and frothy, then gradually drizzle in the oil with the mixer running at high speed. Mix in the lemon juice and zest. Mix the dry ingredients together, then fold into the egg yolk mixture.In a separate bowl with a clean whisk, beat the egg whites until foamy. Gradually add the remaining sugar, and whip to a stiff peak meringue. Fold the meringue into the egg yolk/flour mixture, mixing until no streaks of egg white remain.Scoop the batter into the prepared pan, and smooth the top. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until the top is golden brown and the centre springs back when lightly touched. Careful not to overbake… this cake can become very dry if overbaked!Cool the cake completely in the pan on a wire rack. When cool; release from the pan and move to a serving plate. Dust with icing sugar.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 servings
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