Another baking post for #TuesdayTips, I can’t help it as a pastry chef. I mean it was my job to bake. Baking brings me joy, but I also loving cooking and baking with my son as part of our learning. It really is educational.
Anywho, Chiffon cake is a special and difficult type of cake. A chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil, eggs, sugar, flour, baking powder, and flavorings. Being made with vegetable oil, instead of a traditional solid fat such as butter or shortening, it is easier to beat air into the batter. They are baked in a tall pan with at least four inches deep and must be cooled upside down to retain their height. They use the meringue process to keep their height. They also use a special pan that allows all parts of the cake to be baked evenly, as seen in the picture above. Have fun using the recipes below and tasting the deliciousness after your lesson.
LIGHT AND FLUFFY CHIFFON CAKE – Drive Me Hungry
“Learn how to make this light and fluffy vanilla chiffon cake with this simple, easy to follow recipe! Full of expert tips & tricks to get the perfect chiffon cake that won’t shrink or deflate!” – Jamie
THE HOLLYWOOD BROWN DERBY GRAPEFRUIT CAKE – Mission Food Adventure
“The Hollywood Brown Derby Grapefruit Cake is a classic dessert that dates back to Hollywood’s heyday. A light grapefruit-infused sponge cake is frosted with cream cheese icing and finished with fresh grapefruit. This citrus cake is available at Disney World’s restaurant by the same name, but you can make it at home with this recipe!” – Victoria
German Chocolate Cake – Bakers Table
“Our take on the classic dessert… German Chocolate Cake! Thee layers of light and fluffy chocolate chiffon cake, sandwiched between decadent layers of coconut pecan frosting and whipped milk chocolate ganache. Every bite of this cake is reminiscent of the cake we all know and love, but made even more delicious. It just melts in your. mouth. Sweet, chocolate-y, coconut-y, and just SO DELICIOUS! The perfect dessert to make any time of year, but especially on special occasions and holiday’s.” – Traci and Caylie
LEMON CHIFFON LAYER CAKE RECIPE – Rose Bakes
“I love this time of year when I start to see fresh lemons and limes in the stores… and everything starts looking and smelling like spring! Just this past weekend I also made a fresh Key Lime Pie… so delicious!!” – Rose