Orange Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Orange Chocolate Chiffon CakeCottony Soft Orange Chocolate Chiffon Cake

First thing first, Happy Lunar New Year to all Chinese readers out there! i hope you all enjoyed the celebration as much as i do. As usual, i’m still trying to find time to update the blog as much as i can. There’s just so much going on, more than what i could handle at the moment. That being said, i know a common issue with everyone now, TOO MANY mandarin oranges at home! i have the same issue and thus this chiffon cake post! This is a really simple bake and it does get rid of the oranges and who could resist such cottony soft cakes?

i have to admit, i prefer the mandarin oranges rinds more than regular oranges. i kinda feel it perfumes the cake better 😀

Recipe

Yields a 21cm or 2 17cm

Egg Yolk Batter

ingredients:

  • 7 Egg Yolks
  • 28g Castor Sugar
  • Rind of 2 Mandarin Oranges
  • 112g Orange Juice
  • 56g Corn Oik
  • 98g Cake Flour, Sifted
  • 15g Cocoa Powder (i used valrhona)

Directions:

  1. Whisk egg yolks and sugar till light and creamy
  2. Stir in oil, orange juice and rind. Whisk mixture till combines
  3. Add in sifted flour
  4. Set aside 1/4 of the batter for the chocolate mixture
  5. Sift in cocoa powder into the batter and whisk till combined
  6. Set both batters aside and get going to prepare the meringue

Meringue

ingredients:

  • 7 Egg Whites
  • 126g Castor Sugar

Directions:

  1.  Whisk egg whites on medium speed till foamy
  2. Gradually add in castor sugar and whisk till medium stiff peak
  3. Separate the meringue into 4 portions, 3:1, of which eye ball 3/4 of the meringue into the orange batter and the balance 1/4 into the chocolate mixture (Do not worry about being exact at this point)
  4. Fill the batter into the chiffon tin in any order you prefer
  5. Bake in 170c preheated oven for 45 mins or till stick comes out clean

 

GS9A9270-001i choose to do mine in swirls. You could do it any way you prefer!

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Isn’t that really easy?! Now get going and bake this really awesome chiffon cake!

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