Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Chocolate Chiffon Cake


Calling all chocolate lovers!
This recipe is one my mom hand wrote on the back of 
an old recipe book. I'm sure it was one of those that came
from a friend over the phone. 
Moist chiffon cake, draped in chocolate ganache
is sure to please those looking for that not too sweet cake,
with all the goodness of rich creamy frosting.
When serving, top with fresh raspberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 large eggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Method:
  1. Mix cocoa powder and water together. Stir well, and allow to cool. 
  2. Once cooled, add flour 1 1/2 cups sugar baking soda and salt.
  3. Beat egg whites together with cream of tarter until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1/4 cup of sugar, and beat until egg whites are stiff.
  4. Add slightly beaten egg yolks, oil, cocoa mixture and vanilla to egg whites and using a spatula, fold gently into the whites until everything is well blended. 
  5. Pour into ungreased tub pan and bake at 350ยบ for 60-70 minutes. 
  6. Invert pan and allow to cool. Remove to cake plate. This cake freezes well up to a month.
Chocolate Ganache Ingredients:
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces good quality milk chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 5 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tsp vanilla or rum extract
Method:
  1. In a heave sauce pan heat cream until just boiling. Make sure you stay with it so it does not scorch or boil over. It only takes several minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, stir in chocolate until completely melted. Add extract.
  3. Cool slightly until ganache begins to thicken, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour slightly warm, thick ganache over cake. 




16 comments:

  1. oh KATHY ; THIS LOOKS VERY GOOD INDEED,,BET, IT EVEN TASTES BETTER, MY DAUGHTER LOVEEEEES ANY THING CHOCOLATE,, BE A GOOD THING FOR CHRISTMAS THANKS

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  2. This looks like a great cake to make for Christmas Eve!!

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  3. Kathy, I wish I could take a little lick .. the cake looks so real on my screen ... just beautiful! I have never made a chiffon cake ... but I will soon.

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  4. Truly gorgeous... Nice job, Kathy!

    Anna (Toronto)

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  5. That looks so incredibly delicious!

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  6. I plan to give this a try before Thanksgiving. Several family members are choco-holics.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  7. OMGoodness - this cake is to die for! I have this recipe and it is the best chiffon cake ever. It is our standard birthday cake for the chocolate lovers in the family. Seriously...you don't know what you're missing if you don't try it. Thanks for sharing this Kathy- it looks lovely!

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  8. Looks tasty and not too difficult. I look forward to trying this very soon!

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  9. I made this cake yesterday for my husband's birthday. It is delicious! I put a boiled frosting on top instead of ganache. The cake is so simple to make and great results. Thanks for the recipe.

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  10. Oh my, I just want to grab a fork and dig in right through my computer screen! It looks fab!

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  11. Has anyone ever made this in a bundt pan? I don't have a tube pan and not sure if I should get one for this recipe or just use my bundt pan? Any ideas?

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  12. What kind of baking pan you use for the chiffon cake? What brand. I need to by one and I'm not sure which one to buy.

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    1. get a tube pan u have to hang cake upside down and the cake will fall out of the bundt pan! cake was still delicious but only an inch n a half high instead of 6 - 8 inches high

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  13. I made this cake for my daughter's family birthday dinner. It was a little more work than a normal cake, but it's so light and fantastic; the chocolate ganache on top goes so well with this cake.! I added orange zest and juice just for something different and it turned out great. My husband said it's the best cake he's ever had! (Blush) This one is definitely on my "make again" recipe list.
    MaureenM

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  14. I made the cake this week with my own eggs, and it was DELICIOUS! Moist, light, and great chocolate flavor. Thanks for all your wonderful recipes. ~Elaine

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