Citrus Chiffon Cake, it's light and airy like angel food and moist like cake

Citrus Chiffon Cake

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 1 1/3 Cup Cake Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 7 eggs large, at room temperature 5 separated, 2 whole
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 3/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Canola Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract


  • 1/4 Cup Butter melted
  • 1/4 Cup Orange Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar


For the cake

  • Heat the oven to 325.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk in the 2 whole eggs, 5 egg yolks (reserving the whites in another bowl), water oil and extracts until smooth.
  • Pour the egg whites into the bowl of a standing mixer.
  • Beat until foamy, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Add the cream of tartar and gradually increase the speed to medium high.
  • Beat the whites until stiff, dry peaks form, about 7-9 minutes.
  • Using a large rubber spatula, fold the whites into the batter gently.  If any egg whites are in blobs, gently smooth it out against the side of the bowl and fold into the batter.
  • Pour the batter into an ungreased 9" tube pan.
  • Rap it against the counter holding it tight in your hands so the bottom doesn't leak batter.
  • Bake for 55-65 minutes or until golden and a toothpick in the center comes out clean.
  • Invert the cake over onto it's tongs or over a bottle neck to cool completely, about 2-3 hours.
  • Run a thin knife around the edges to remove from the pan and invert onto a platter.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake, allowing dribbles to run down the sides.
  • Allow the glaze to set up and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Citrus Chiffon Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 576 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 158mg53%
Sodium 254mg11%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 68g76%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 401IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.