Sunday, April 28, 2013

Orange Chiffon Cake

A birthday cake for the Farmer!
This cake is one of my sister's favourite
cakes that she makes for her family's
Now I know why - it's delicious.

This recipe is from a dear neighbour
that we had as kids.
Agnes was a lovely lady and my mom
appreciated her as a friend and good neighbour.
Agnes claimed that this cake
often took first prize at the local
Wellesley Fall Fair - I'm not surprised.

Orange Chiffon Cake

1 ½ Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 ½ Cups Sugar
3 tsp.  Baking Powder
1 tsp. salt
½ Cup Vegetable or Salad Oil
2 Egg yolks (unbeaten)
¾ Cup cold water
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. grated orange rind
1 Cup Egg Whites (7)
½ tsp. cream of tarter
Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Measure flour without sifting, add sugar, baking powder and salt.  Stir thoroughly to blend.
Make a hollow, add in this order – oil, egg yolks, cold water, vanilla, and orange rind.  Mix with electric mixer until smooth.
Measure egg whites into a large mixing bowl – add cream of tarter, blend and beat until very stiff peaks are formed.
Pour egg yolk mixture over beaten egg whites – folding gently till blended.
Pour into an ungreased 10” X 4” tube pan.  Bake in slow oven for 55 minutes then increase the temperature to 350 degrees.  Continue baking for another 10-15 minutes.
Cake is done when top springs back when touched lightly.  Turn pan upside down resting pan on bottom of glass tumbler.

Orange Butter Icing:
¼ Cup soft butter
2 Cups Icing Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 Tbsp. orange juice
½ tsp. lemon extract – optional
2 tsp. grated orange rind for flavouring
Hint - this didn't make quite enough icing so I made an extra 1/2 batch.

Thanks Evelyn, for sharing the recipe "Agnes' Orange Chiffon Cake"
It might just become the farmers favourite Birthday Cake too.

Till next time ..... enjoying the sudden turn in weather to double digit temps and sunshine!!!!



  1. That cake looks delicious! I might have to make it soon!

  2. Oh yum...Rosella! I'm hungry...and all I can think of is a slice of orange cake right now.

    Thanks for the kind review of the 'Celebrations' cookbook over at!

  3. Seems like years since I've had a chiffon cake. They were pretty regularly churned out in the fifties. Gotta make yours to see if it delivers the same "oh yum!" !

  4. I just looks delicious. I remember in the 60's that my mum often made chiffon cakes. Yours has such a beautiful texture!

  5. Oh I just snagged an orange loaf cake today. Now I'm thinking this would be another delicious one to try. I'm in an orange mood today.

  6. That cake looks so scrumptious, this has me wanting a piece.

  7. I know that Bill would love this cake, too! It looks perfect, Rosella!!

    PS. Thanks for your kind words of sympathy. xo

  8. That cake looks amazing and I wanted to reach right into my computer for a slice! It's a perfect spring cake.

  9. I would like a piece with coffee...come quick, while the sun is shining and we will share life on my front porch. Yummy.

  10. Rosella...your orange chiffon cake looks mighty delicious! I think that is one of my favorite cakes and tastes so much like spring. I'm counting sleeps now until we come your way!


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