Sunday, July 11, 2010

Rainbow Chiffon Cake

Diana and I just love chiffon cake but as for Carlos he is not a fan of it. To him chiffon cake is way too feathered light and it is like eating sponge. But I still bake it ever so often as I will normally share it with my neighbor Nancy or my friends. Beside the usual pandan and citrus flavor I decided to try something different. I got the inspiration from an Indonesian website called Natural Cooking Club . I had some hard time understanding some of the ingredients and instructions so I did some changes to it . This chiffon requires a bit more work compare to the others but the end result is just perfect. The cake is light , soft and a very flavorful . Here is my take on the recipe.




Ingredients A

8 egg yolks
50 grm sugar
20 grm milk powder
20 grm cornflour
150 grm cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
100 ml vegetable oil
100 ml coconut milk


Ingredients B

8 egg white
120 grm sugar
1 tsp cream of tartar


Ingredients C (for the rainbow)

A few drop of pandan paste
A few drop of pink coloring
A few drop of strawberry flavoring
2 oz of melted chocolate
A few drop of yellow coloring
A few drop of lemon flavoring

1. Shift cake flour, corn flour, milk powder, salt and baking powder. Set it aside. Combined the coconut milk and oil together.
2. In a mixing bowl mix the egg yolk and 50 grm of sugar until well combined. Add in the coconut milk and oil mixture. Mix well. Lastly add in the flour mixture. Mix until the mixture is smooth.
3. Divide the egg yolk mixture into four equal portions. Mix one portion with pandan paste, one with strawberry flavoring and pink color, another one with the melted chocolate and the last one with lemon flavoring and some yellow coloring. Mix all the four portions well and set it aside. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F.
4. In a mixer whisk all the ingredients B on high speed until soft peak. Divide the egg white into 4 equal portions and fold it into the different egg yolk mixture. Pour each of the batter  mixture into an ungreased tube pan and bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown and tested the skewer comes out clean.
5. Take out the cake and invert the cake immediately. Leave it to cool completely before removing the cake from the baking pan by running a long sharpe knife to the side and bottom of the baking pan. Cut and serve.

39 comments:

K.Nor said...

so nice!! i love chiffon cake too.. :)

Angie's Recipes said...

My top favourite too! Rainbow chiffon looks so pretty!

Shereen said...

Wah,wah,wah...beautiful!We all love chiffon cakes..even my 2 anak 4 kaki.How do you get that nice pattern?Any special method or pakai lambak only?I am going to bake this...interesting as got milk powder.

Debbie said...

I just love, love and love that cake. So pretty and looks delicious. Reminds me of my favorite cookies which are rainbow cookies!!!!

busygran said...

Very pretty colour combination! Looks so soft and fluffy too.

3E said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe. My family just love the chiffon cake especially Orange & Chocolate Chiffon cake...I'm going to bake this...:-))

Hearty Bakes said...

Love the colours! So pretty!

Cheah said...

I'll call it 'Kung Fu' chiffon cake, so much effort has gone to it and it looks too pretty to be eaten!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...

Oh, my! Gorgeous! Lovely colors! Love the layering effect!! Great job, Gert!

vanillasugar said...

oh that's just so pretty!! nice layering.

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Bet it taste as good as it looks. Lovely cake sure can cheer anyone up. Thanks for this lovely recipe.

Anncoo said...

WOW! Very pretty color. I had made this before but is a sponge cake not chiffon.

ReeseKitchen said...

This is so beautiful...lovely colours! I did rainbow cake too but its swissroll, guess I have to try this out. I think my girl will definetely like it..;) Thanks for the recipe.

Michelle said...

hi, 1st visit to ur blog.:)
like ur rainbow chiffon as well.

Neo-Homesteading said...

Thats such a beautiful and tasty looking cake!

Sally said...

wow...wat a beautiful cake with all the colors :) By the way..can I subtitude cornflour with cornstarch??? I can't get cornflour here in GA :(

Elin said...

Wow...so colorful and I bet it taste as good as it looks. Thanks for the recipe :)

Small Small Baker said...

This is so pretty! Will surprise anyone who cuts out the cake!

Jess @ Bakericious said...

this rainbow chiffon is so colourful and beautiful, the texture looks so soft and spongy too, must be very yummy

Pete said...

Nice and colourful, I love the fluffy chiffon cake

My Little Space said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colour contrast. Have a nice day!
Cheers, Kristy

lynne said...

I love the different colors! They are so vivid and bright! :)

3 hungry tummies said...

That looks so cheerful! Love it!

MaryMoh said...

Wow...what beautiful colour! I have never seen such a pretty one...so cheery! Brings smiles :D

Somewhere in Singapore said...

So far i have no fate with chiffon cake...

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I have not seen a chiffon like this beautiful, wor, so colourful huh, simply pretty!!

petite nyonya said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors. I made a tri-coloured marble cake over the weekend too. Chiffon is always such a delight!

tigerfish said...

Reminds me of childhood....used to see these in traditional bakeries.

Amanda said...

Ooooh, that so pretty! Love the vibrant colors. That cake would make anyone smile.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love the combination of colors, simply beautiful!!

ICook4Fun said...

K.Nor, thank you.

Angie, thanks.

Shereen, no special method. Just put the batter on top of each other. Do try out this chiffon cake as is it is really soft and light.

Debbie, yea I have to try out the rainbow cookies soon :)

Busygran, thanks.

3E, since your family like chiffon cake I am sure they are going to love this too.

Hearty Bakes, thanks.

Cheah, ha ha thanks. I've been wanting to make this pattern for a long time and finally did it :)

ICook4Fun said...

Pei-lin & Vanillasugar, thank you.

Bee Bee, yes this chiffon is good. Even Carlos had two slices as one go :)

Anncoo, thank you. I have to check yours out and try it out.

Reese, thank you. I hope you try this out and I am sure your girl is going to like it.

Michelle, thanks for stopping by and hope to see you again.

ICook4Fun said...

Neo-Homesteading, thank you.

Sally, for me cornflour and cornstarch are the same.

Torviewtoronto, thanks.

Elin, you are welcome.

Small Small Baker, Jess, Pete, Kristy, Lynne, 3 hungry tummies, thank you.

Mary Moh, thank you.

Somewhere in Singapore, they are actually not that difficult to make.

Sonia, thank you.

Petite nyonya, looking forward to see your marble cake at your blog.

Tigerfish, yes we all grow up eating chiffon cake.

Amanda & LCOM, thank you.

Beachlover's Kitchen said...

I love your rainbow color,look so outstanding bright and great!! must try this one day.thanks for sharing the great idea!

mysimplefood said...

wow!! amazing! How do you get it to be colourful. Making one with one recipe is hard enough for me. Yours really look fantastic. I love chiffon cake.

wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... said...

I've eyed this recipe a long time ago, but never made it.
Maybe I should try this soon. Your colours look so good.

mycookinghut said...

So colourful!!

Christelle said...

Beautiful colours!!
I still haven't made a chiffon cake yet, not sure why, I love them!!.. especially with pandan...

Anonymous said...

Hello could you please tell me what size cake tin you need for the amount of ingredients =) great work btw!