Delicious - everyone raved about it! The texture of the cake seems just right - it seems more like a "bakery cake" than "mix cake" in denseness, but tender and flavorful - and the icing complemented it perfectly!
Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
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Total: 2 Hours, 10 Minutes
- 2 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 5 large eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 3 tablespoons orange zest
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Lemon-Orange Buttercream Frosting
- Garnishes: edible flowers, kumquat slices
- 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 4 ingredients in bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Make a well in center of flour mixture; add oil, egg yolks, and orange juice. Beat at medium-high speed 3 to 4 minutes or until smooth. Stir in zest.
- 2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into flour mixture. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch round cake pans.
- 3. Bake at 350° for 17 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely (about 1 hour).
- 4. Spread Lemon-Orange Buttercream Frosting between layers and on top and sides of cake.
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