Orange chiffon (slitted top)


Orange Chiffon (slitted top)

5 yolks (average size: 58g)
65g corn oil
20g sugar
75g freshly squeezed orange juice
90g cake flour
1/4 tsp salt

5 whites
60g castor sugar (reduce this if your orange juice is sweet)
1/4 tsp cream of tartar

17cm tube pan



Preheat oven to 170C.

1. In a large bowl, mix together yolks, oil, juice, 20g sugar and salt until combined. Add in sifted flour, mix until smooth and set aside.
2. In a clean dry bowl, add the egg whites and whip until foamy before adding the cream of tartar. Continue to beat while gradually adding 60g sugar until very firm, almost stiff but not dry.
3. Add a third of the meringue into the yolk batter and mix with a hand whisk to lighten the batter before adding the next third portion. FOr the final portion, switch to a spatula and fold gently from bottom to the top using cutting motion to minimize deflation. Mix until no streaks can be seen.
4. Transfer into tube pan and run a skewer around the batter to remove big bubbles and even the top.
5. Place the tube pan into another slightly bigger pan and stand this into a another pan holding a shallow water bath.
6. Bake with top heat only for 20-25 mins or until to crust is slightly brown. Carefully take the cake out and cut the slits with a sharp knife. Place the cake back and continue to bake with top/bottom heat at 160C for 60-70 mins or until cooked. Remove the water pan at the last 20 mins of baking. Oven temperature and timing is a guide only, please know your oven and adjust accordingly.
7. Once done, remove cake from oven and immediately invert to cool completely before unmoulding.


10 thoughts on “Orange chiffon (slitted top)

  1. yencen-tan

    Hi Jeanny,need your advise,which one is better method?dough method or non dough which just mixed with hand whisk for yolk oil and flour ,thks.which method is better?


    • jeannietay

      Cooked dough method produce softer texture as the gluten has been weaken by the cooking process. However, for lazy ppl like me, I usually just do without cooking the flour in oil first.


  2. Lee

    Hi, would like to know how do you judge a chiffon cake is cooked. Some said it will shrink and some test with skewer. But I find that both ways not so accurate. Gladly to hear your reply as I’m still having this problem in my chiffon cake. Thanks.


    • jeannietay

      Yes, the cake will shrink slightly at the end of baking. you can also press lightly on the top, if it is still kinda squishing, then you may want to bake it a bit more.


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