Tested till perfect Orange Honey Chiffon Cake

Orange Honey Chiffon Cake

Serve with orange segments and honey-sweetened whipped cream.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

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  • Portion size 12


  • 6 6eggeggs, separated
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcream of tartar
  • 2/3 cup 2/3cupgranulated sugar
  • 2-1/2 cups 2-1/2cupssifted cake and pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspbaking powder
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 2 tbsp 2tbsppoppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupliquid honey
  • 1/2 cup 1/2cupvegetabIe oil
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfinely grated orange rind
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cuporange juice
  • 2 tsp 2tspvanilla


  • 1/2 cup 1/2cuporange juice
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspliquid honey
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Line bottom of 10-inch (4 L) ungreased tube pan with parchment or waxed paper. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form; beat in sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt ; stir in poppy seeds. Make well in centre; add egg yolks, honey, oil, orange rind, orange juice and vanilla. Beat at medium-low speed until smooth. Fold one-quarter into egg whites; fold in remaining egg yolk mixture in 3 additions just until blended. Pour into prepared pan.

Bake in centre of 325ºF (160ºC) oven for 1 hour or until tester inserted in cake comes out clean. Turn upside down; let cake hang on legs attached to pan or on inverted funnel or bottle until completely cool. Run thin knife around edges; transfer to flat serving plate.

Glaze: In small saucepan, heat together orange juice, sugar and honey over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to boil; boil gently until reduced by half. Let cool for 5 minutes.

Using skewer, poke deep holes all over top of cake. Brush glaze evenly over top, letting glaze sink in and any excess drip down sides.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 331 pro 5g total fat 12g sat. fat 2g
carb 50g fibre 1g chol 107mg sodium 193mg

% RDI:

calcium 6 iron 15 vit A 5 vit C 10
folate 7
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