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Rich Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Rated as 4.37 out of 5 Stars

"Erma Fox of Memphis, Missouri suggests baking this beautifully high, rich sponge cake for a special dessert."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. In a bowl, combine cocoa and water until smooth; cool for 20 minutes. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add oil, egg yolks, vanilla and cocoa mixture; beat until smooth. In another mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form; gradually fold into egg yolk mixture. Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake on lowest rack at 325 degrees F for 60-65 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Invert pan to cool; remove cake from pan.
  2. For icing, melt butter in medium saucepan. Remove from heat; stir in sugar, chocolate and vanilla. Stir in enough water until desired consistency; drizzle over cake. Sprinkle with nuts.

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Most helpful positive review

This cake is very easy to make, fluffy in texture but also rich in taste. I made it into a 12 inch three-layer birthday cake with brandied black cherries and whipped cream and served 19 people....

Most helpful critical review

This was fairly easy to make but I should have followed my instinct instead of reviewers...I baked for 60 min and while it didn't spring back I considered it done. It needed another 5 minutes a...

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This cake is very easy to make, fluffy in texture but also rich in taste. I made it into a 12 inch three-layer birthday cake with brandied black cherries and whipped cream and served 19 people....

This cake is simple to make. It is light and tender and has a rich chocolate taste. I did not try the icing. I baked it for 60 minutes and it was just done, even though the top did not spring ...

I made this cake for my daughter's 6th birthday. I used organic flour and sugar. I baked it in two round pans for about half the time so I could make a two-layer cake. I gave the cake pans a qui...

Wow! I have been searching high and low for a good Chiffon Cake recipe, and this one literally takes the cake! Instead of a tubepan, I made use of 2 - 8" x 2" round pans and baked it for 35 mi...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Love it. Made it so many times already. So light & fluffy. Thank you so much for sharing.

I have been looking for a recipe that's a cross between the traditional heavy chocolate cakes and the lighter cake mix ones and this is it! It was just the right sweetness for us (i.e., not too...

This cake is (was) delicious! I was inspired to make this so I could beat the egg whites with my new KitchenAid stand mixer that I got for Christmas. I didn't have cake flour so I used unbleache...

Filled the house with a lovely smell, good texture, appearence, color, rose well, but the chocolate flavor is somewhat subtle? This is a good recipe though.

Very soft and lite. I am not good at baking and it came out perfect. It was a bit too sweet but overall very good.