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Chocolate Chiffon Cake

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This is the best chocolate cake in the world!


Serves: 8

  • 500 flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 313 sugar
  • 125 cooking oil
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 250 water
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa


Chocolate Chiffon Cake is a community recipe submitted by Buffy and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Sift flour, cocoa, sugar, bicarb, baking powder, salt and 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar together.
  • Separate eggs and mix together, egg yokes, water, vanilla and oil, beat this with a fork and add to dry ingredients, mix well and set aside.
  • Beat egg whites until white and frothy and then add ½ teaspoon cream of tartar. Beat until white and peaky.
  • Pour the batter mixture into the middle of the egg white mixture and gently fold two together. Do not beat!! (it should look like chocolate mousse)
  • Place in oven for 1 hour at 160*
  • Cool in pan upside down (hang the cake), when cool then turn out to ice. (do not grease pans!!)
  • Icing: Mix 1 pkt icing sugar, 125 grams butter, 2 tablespoons cocoa (heaped), milk/cream cheese (to make a nice soft icing)
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    What 4 Others have said

    • Is the flour meant to be self-raising or plain flour?

      Posted by nikki_whit84 on 26th February 2013
    • "hang the cake" is done when you make a chiffon cake in an angel (bundt) pan. it's simply keeping your pan upside done on its legs, if its has, or balancing it on top of a closed jar/bottle or a glass kept with its bottom side up..this step is done so that the cake keeps its volume and does not sink back into itself.

      Posted by njoybaking on 24th October 2012
    • What size cake tin ?

      Posted by Anthony79 on 17th October 2012
    • I'm not sure what you mean by hang the cake?

      Posted by lindaljones on 15th January 2012
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