Classic Cake Recipe – Chocolate Chiffon Cake

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A cake is a love! That’s why people send cake to their loved ones as a token of love and care. I think this is an undisputable statement to pass, right? We all love cakes irrespective of their color, shape, or size. I know the feeling is unexplainable when that piece of the sweet treat goes into our mouth. Sounds relatable? I know it does sound relatable to all the cake lovers. 

 

Don’t we all eagerly wait for the cake when we go to a birthday party? Some of us even attend a party just for a cake, right? Or you can say otherwise, that a party feels incomplete without a cake or a cake is just an excuse to celebrate. Since cakes are loved by all, the cake industry never fails to experiment with cake flavors. With new flavors alluring you each time you order cake online, there are some classic cakes that hold their position for most loved cakes. 

Sure there are a number of different cake recipes baked in the world today, but some recipes remain classic. No matter how much we love those new recipes that keep coming and going each day, but some recipes never go out of trend, and people never get bored of these flavors. One such recipe is chocolate chiffon cake. It is a classic recipe that is loved and one of the most searched cakes in online cake delivery in Pune. First of all, the cake is a pure composition of chocolate, I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate? And secondly, the cake recipe is very easy that even beginners can try their hand at baking. Hence, if you have just landed in the world of baking, with this recipe, you can master the art of baking. 

Now, coming back to the taste, trust me, your guests will praise you till the last piece (and even after that). 

Ingredients required:

  • 7 large eggs, (separated)
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

ICING:

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons hot water
  • Chopped nuts, optional

Instructions

Preheat the oven at 360° and start with mixing the ingredients. 

Start with the eggs. Let the eggs sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Take a bowl and combine water and cocoa. Blend it until smooth. Cool the mixture for 20 minutes. 

Now, in a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients like sugar, salt, baking soda, and flour. 

In a different bowl, mix the remaining ingredients like vanilla, oil, and egg yolks, add to the dry ingredients and add cocoa mixture too. Beat well until combined. 

Take another large bowl and beat in cream of tartar and egg whites with clean beaters on high speed till stiff peaks are formed. After that, mix it into the egg yolk mixture

Take a ten inches tube pan ( ungreased) and spoon in the batter. Prick in the batter with a knife to remove air bubbles. In the oven, bake at 325° at the lowest rack of the oven for about 60- 65 minutes or till it reforms its shape when lightly pressed. 

Immediately upturn the pan and let it cool completely. Gently run a knife along the sides and the center of the tube pan. 

Time for icing and for that, melt butter in a saucepan. Remove from the flame and add vanilla, chocolate, water, and confectioners’ sugar and pour it over the cake. You can even add nuts if desired. 

Tada! Your cake is ready to be served. Yes, there are cake recipes this easy, and you really need to give it a try if you already haven’t. It is a dessert that will stand out from the rest, and no extra efforts are required( but don’t tell this to your guests). So, next time you are looking for cakes in Lucknow, bake one at home. 


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