Vanilla Raisins Chiffon Cake




Vanilla Raisins Chiffon Cake

6 egg yolk
30g brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
80g corn oil
110g milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
150g cake flour
1 tsp baking powder

6 egg white
100g caster sugar
¼ tsp cream of tartar
50g raisins – I soak in some water to plum them up then drained and pat dry on a kitchen towel


1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. Sift flour and baking powder. Set aside.

3. With a hand whisk, whisk oil, vanilla, egg yolk, milk, salt and brown sugar together until combined.

4. Sift flour and baking powder into the egg yolk batter and whisk until smooth.

5. With an electric mixer, whisk the egg whites till frothy then add cream of tartar and gradually add sugar and continue to beat until firm peaks form.

6. Fold in 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk batter until combined before adding the next 1/3 portion and mix again. Finally add the last portion and use a spatula to scoop from bottom and fold up until no streaks of white meringue can be seen. Gently fold in the raisins and then transfer the batter into a 20cm tube pan. You can use a 22cm pan if you wish for a shorter cake.

7. Place pan into a preheated oven and bake for 10 mins at 180C until the top has browned and then reduce heat to 160C and continue baking for 60 mins until cooked. Temperature and timing is indicative only. Please adjust according to your oven. You may tent the cake if it’s getting too brown.



  1. Grace said

    Hi Jeannie,

    So lovely, feel like taking a bite.
    Can I bake with a 17 cm tube pan please? 💐

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      17cm is too small, as it is I am using 20cm and already threatening to overflow


  2. Karen said

    Hi Jeannie,
    Love to see your tall & fluffy soft chiffon cakes.

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      Hi Karen, thank you for visiting:D


  3. G Khoo said

    Hi Jeannie, thanks for the recipe! I just made it this morning & it looks great! Even had extra to make little cuppies 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • jeannietay said

      You are welcomed! Thank you for the feedback! Hope you enjoy this cake!


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