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Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Vanilla Icing recipe

A chocolatey, light-as-air, cloud of acake drizzled with a sweet vanilla icing.

Recipe: Chocolate ChiffonCake with Vanilla Icing

Cake:2 cups granulated sugar – divided use1 1/2 cups cake flour
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup vegetable oil
7 large eggs, separated and at room temperature
3/4 cup cold water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartarVanilla Icing:1/3 cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 to 4 tablespoons hot water

  • Heat oven to 325°F (160°C).
  • For Cake: In a large bowl, combine 1 3/4cups sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and baking soda.Add oil, egg yolks, water and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  • In a larger bowl, beat egg whites andcream of tartar until soft peaks form. Graduallyadd remaining 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Gradually pour chocolate batter over beatenegg whites, folding with rubber spatula just until blended.
  • Pour into ungreased 10-inch tubepan.
  • Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes or until topsprings back when touched lightly. Invert pan on heat-proof funneluntil completely cool. Remove cake from pan; invert onto servingplate.
  • For Vanilla Icing: In medium saucepanmelt butter over low heat. Remove from heat. Stirin powdered sugar and vanilla. Stirin hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and of desiredconsistency.Spread top of cake with icing, allowing some to drizzledown sides.

    Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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    If you want to offer family and friends a dessert that really stands out from the rest, this is the cake to make. Beautiful high layers of rich sponge cake are drizzled with a succulent chocolate glaze. Erma Fox, Memphis, Missouri

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