Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe

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Lemon Chiffon Cake
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  1. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in cold water, oil, vanilla, lemon zest and egg yolks until smooth.
  2. Wash and dry beaters. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gradually pour flour mixture over beaten egg whites, folding with rubber spatula just until blended. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan.
  3. Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof funnel or bottle. Let hang until completely cool, about 2 hours. Loosen side of cake with knife or long, metal spatula; remove from pan.
  4. In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and lemon zest until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and the consistency of thick syrup. Add yellow food coloring if desired. Spread glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side.
  5. Garnish with jell slices and mint, if desired. Serve at room temperature.
  6. Notes:
  7. If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking powder and salt.
  8. Be sure not to get any egg yolks into the egg whites while separating the eggs, because even a speck of yolk will prevent the whites from beating properly.
  9. Made by Doris previously and on September 7, 2009. Lovely and light. We made candied lemon slices for decoration. They were pretty, but not very good to eat!
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1215.84 Kcal (5090 kJ)
Calories from fat 370.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41.18g 63%
Cholesterol 121.92mg 41%
Sodium 2090.96mg 87%
Potassium 1481.89mg 32%
Total Carbs 207.07g 69%
Sugars 145.12g 580%
Dietary Fiber 0.65g 3%
Protein 13.36g 27%
Vitamin C 2mg 3%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 116.2mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 359.22 Kcal (1504 kJ)
Calories from fat 109.5 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.17g 63%
Cholesterol 36.02mg 41%
Sodium 617.77mg 87%
Potassium 437.82mg 32%
Total Carbs 61.18g 69%
Sugars 42.88g 580%
Dietary Fiber 0.19g 3%
Protein 3.95g 27%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 34.3mg 12%

* 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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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 27.6
  • 34

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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