Here’s a simple recipe for a delicious Strawberry Chiffon Cake
For the Cake:
– 2 cups cake flour
– 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
– 1 tablespoon baking powder
– 1/2 teaspoon salt
– 1/2 cup vegetable oil
– 7 large egg yolks
– 3/4 cup strawberry puree (fresh or frozen strawberries blended)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Zest of 1 lemon
#### For the Meringue:
– 7 large egg whites
– 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
For the Filling and Topping:
– 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
– 2 cups whipped cream
1. **Preheat the Oven:**
Preheat your oven to 325°F (163°C).
2. **Prepare the Cake Pan:**
Grease and flour a chiffon cake pan.
3. **Make the Cake Batter:**
– In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cake flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
– In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, vegetable oil, strawberry puree, vanilla extract, and lemon zest until well combined.
– Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
4. **Make the Meringue:**
– In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy.
– Add the cream of tartar and continue beating.
– Gradually add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.
5. **Combine Batter and Meringue:**
– Gently fold the egg white mixture into the cake batter in three additions until well combined.
– Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
– Invert the cake pan onto a wire rack immediately after baking and let it cool completely.
– Once the cake is completely cooled, slice it horizontally into two layers.
– Spread a layer of whipped cream on the bottom layer and add a layer of sliced strawberries.
– Place the second layer on top and frost the entire cake with whipped cream.
– Garnish the top with more sliced strawberries.
– Refrigerate the cake for a few hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld and the whipped cream to set.
– Slice and serve the delicious Strawberry Chiffon Cake!
Enjoy your homemade Strawberry Chiffon Cake!