Moist Marble Chiffon Cake Recipe

Moist Marble Chiffon Cake Recipe


7 eggs, separated

1/3 cup baking cocoa

1/4 cup boiling water

1-1/2 cups plus 3 tablespoons sugar, divided

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup water

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 teaspoons grated orange peel


2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1/3 cup butter, melted

3 to 4 tablespoons orange juice

1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

How to make it

Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk the cocoa, boiling water, 3 tablespoons sugar and 2 tablespoons oil; cool. and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt and remaining sugar. In another bowl, whisk the egg yolks, water and remaining oil. Add to dry ingredients; beat until well blended. In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.

Remove 2 cups of batter; stir into cocoa mixture. To the remaining batter, add orange peel. Alternately spoon the batters into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Swirl with a knife.

Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 70-75 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.

For glaze, in a small bowl, combine the sugar, butter and enough orange juice to reach desired drizzling consistency. Add orange peel; Drizzle over cake.
Yield: 12-14 servings.