Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Jordan Michelle Falco


Basic Cakes - Week 5, June 9th

These recipes are copied directly from the notes of my Basic Cakes class. I’m posting them here on Just a Pinch for my own posterity. Feel free to round the fractional measurements up or down (5/8 is just as good as 1/2)

This cake is perfect for Black Forrest Cake

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2 oz
2 1/2 oz
semi-sweet chocolate
2 oz
egg yolks
1 1/2 oz
canola oil
1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
3 oz
cake flour, sifted
1/8 oz
baking powder
1/8 tsp
baking soda
3 1/2 oz
granulated sugar #1
3 1/4 oz
egg whites
1 3/4 oz
granulated sugar #2
1/3 tsp
cream of tartar

How to Make Chocolate Chiffon Cake


  • 1pour boiling water over the chopped chocolate and allow to stand for 1 minute; form an emulsion using a whisk.
  • 2Combine and sift togeather the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and first sugar.
  • 3In a seperate bowl, whisk the liquid ingredients into the chocolate emulsion; add the dry ingredients slowly to make a smooth batter.
  • 4Whip the egg whites, second sugar, and cream of tartar to medium peaks.
  • 5Fold the meringue into the batter in three stages until there are no streaks.
  • 6Deposit into ungrased, papered pans at 19.5 oz and bak at 335F in a convection oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • 7Invert when cooling and remove the cakes when cool.
  • 8To make a black forrest cake, cut 3 layers out of the chocolate chiffon cake. Brush the cake layers with Kirsch. Spread a layer of whipped cream on the bottom layer, and sprinkle with chopped cherries. Continue this laryering. Cover the cake with whipped cream, chocolate shavings, and whipped cream rosettes. Top the rosettes with cherries.

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About Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes