Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Hello Marble Chiffon Cake

Here it is my first post..say hello to Marble Chiffon cake...
Chiffon cake is one of my favourite cake in the world.
Moist...light...and very delightful :)
So I found this old recipe in my Mom's old cook book (what i meant with old is 1978 cook book..this book is a little older than me!)..and really wanted to try it and so I did! The cake came out beautifully..and almost perfect.

For those who wants to try this, here is the recipe:

1 cup of egg whites, about 7-8 eggs (room temperature)
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup cooking / vegetable oil
3/4 water
2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar

mix together and set aside to cool:
1/3 cup cocoa
1/4 sugar
1/4 boiling water

Sift together into a bowl:
2 cups sifted flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbs baking powder
3/4 tsp salt

  • Make a well in center of dry ingredients, add the oil, egg yolks, water and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and set aside.
  • Beat the egg whites until frothy. Beat in cream of tartar, add gradually, beating well after each addition 1/2 cup of sugar. Beat until round peaks are formed.
  • Slowly pour egg yolk mixture and gently fold together until just blended.
  • Pour half of batter into another bowl, pour cocoa mixture gently folding until blended.
  • Immediately pour alternate layers of dark and light batter into 10-in tubed pan, rotating pan as you pour. Cut through batter with knife or spatula to give a marble effect.
  • Bake at 325F / 170C for 55min, then at 350F / 180C for 15 min, or until the cake surface spring back when lightly touched.
  • Immediately invert pan on end of tube, wait until completely cool before removing cake from the pan.


  1. Paramitha Nasimova9 December 2012 at 23:37

    Is it 3/4 cup water in egg yolk mixture?