Lemon Chiffon Cake


This cake recipe makes lemony, light, and luscious lemon-flavored chiffon cake with a creamy filling made with lemon pie filling.

close up view of Lemon Chiffon Cake garnished with cream on a parchment paper lined platter
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 10-inch tube pan


  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 6 egg yolks

  • ¾ cup water

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 6 egg whites

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 ½ cups lemon pie filling

  • 8 slices lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add oil, egg yolks, water and lemon rind. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, and beat until very stiff and shiny peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Turn batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan.

  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert cake and cool completely in pan. When cool, loosen edges and shake pan to remove cake.

  5. To Make Filling: Beat cream to stiff peaks. Fold in lemon filling. Chill until stiff.

  6. To Assemble Cake: Slice cake horizontally into 3 equal layers. Fill layers with 1/3 cup of filling. Spread remaining filling on top layer. Decorate with lemon slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

460 Calories
19g Fat
67g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 460
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 174mg 58%
Sodium 344mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 67g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 12mg 58%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 128mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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