Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe

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Lemon Chiffon Cake
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  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups grandulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 large egg yokes
  • 1 cup large egg whites (about 8)
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 to 4 tbsp. lemon juice, warmed
  • yellow food coloring (optional)


  1. Move rack to lowest position . Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Beat in 3/4 cup cold water, the oil, vanilla, lemon zest and egg yokes with electric mixer on lower speed until smooth.
  4. Wash beaters and dry.
  5. Whip egg whites and cream of tarter in a large bowl until it forms stiff peaks.
  6. Gradually pour the flour mixture over the egg whites, folding in with rubber spatulas just until blended.
  7. Pour into an ungreased 10 x 4 angel food cake pan.
  8. Bake about 1 hour and 15 minutes until top springs back.
  9. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heat proof funnel or bottle; let it hang about 2 hours until cake is completely cooled.
  10. Loosen sides of cake with knife; remove from pan
  11. To prepare Glaze:
  12. Melt butter in small saucepan over low heat then remove from heat.
  13. Stir in confectioners sugar lemon zest until smooth.
  14. Stir in lemon juice, 1 Tbsp at a time until glaze is smooth and sonsistency of thick syrup.
  15. Spread glaze over top of cake and allowing some to drizzle down sides.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 439.98 Kcal (1842 kJ)
Calories from fat 173.39 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.27g 30%
Cholesterol 13.42mg 4%
Sodium 756.68mg 32%
Potassium 188.23mg 4%
Total Carbs 65.34g 22%
Sugars 38.92g 156%
Dietary Fiber 2.79g 11%
Protein 3.52g 7%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 130.1mg 13%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 415.41 Kcal (1739 kJ)
Calories from fat 163.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.19g 30%
Cholesterol 12.67mg 4%
Sodium 714.43mg 32%
Potassium 177.72mg 4%
Total Carbs 61.69g 22%
Sugars 36.74g 156%
Dietary Fiber 2.63g 11%
Protein 3.32g 7%
Vitamin C 1.9mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Calcium 122.8mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 9.8
  • 12

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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