Monday, October 25, 2010

Marble Chiffon Cake

My grandmother, Ann was known for her chiffon cakes.  Each year for our birthdays, she would make us on.  Mine was either Chocolate or Chocolate Cherry Chiffon.  My sister's was always Maraschino Cherry Chiffon.  As my grandmother aged, she stopped making these great cakes.  After she passed, I made sure that I got the recipes.  And now I will continue on with another of her traditions.
Marble Chiffon Cake

1.  Mix the ingredients below and stir until smooth and cooled to room temperature.
¼        cup cocoa
¼        cup sugar
¼        cup boiling water
¼        teaspoon red teaspoon

2.  In another bowl sift together the dry ingredients below.  

2 ¼     cup cake flour
1 ½     cup sugar
3          teaspoons baking powder
1          teaspoon salt

3.  Make well in the flour mixture and add the following:

½        cup vegetable oil
5          unbeaten egg yolks
¾        cup cold water
2          teaspoons vanilla

4.  In the bowl of a mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks.

7          egg whites
½        teaspoon cream of tartar
5.  Place ½ batter in a bowl and add cocoa mixture.  Fold in ½ whites.  Add alternately to greased and floured tube pan.

6.  Bake 55 minutes at 325˚ and increase temperature to 350˚ and bake for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool 10 minutes.  Invert and cool.


  1. WOW! This cake looks amazing! Texture appears light and fluffy, may I have a piece please?!!!!!


  2. Looks just like remember!


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