Chiffon Cake


This chiffon cake is a favorite for children's birthday parties. Serve with fruit or decorate with Williamsburg butter frosting.

low angle looking at a chiffon cake on a cake stand with a slice taken out, and topped with strawberries
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 35 mins
1 10-inch tube cake


  • 2 cups sifted cake flour

  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 7 large eggs, separated, divided

  • ¾ cup cold water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract

  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Wash a 10-inch angel food tube pan in hot soapy water to ensure it is grease-free; dry well.

  2. Measure flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into a sifter; sift into a bowl. Make a well; add egg yolks, water, oil, vanilla extract, and lemon extract to the well in the order listed. Do not beat.

  3. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl until very stiff.

  4. Using the same beaters, beat egg yolk batter until smooth and light; pour slowly over egg whites. Gently fold mixtures together with a rubber spatula; do not stir. Pour batter into the angel food tube pan.

  5. Bake cake in the preheated oven for 55 minutes. Increase heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue baking until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 10 to 15 more minutes.

  6. Invert the pan onto a wire rack. Let cool completely before unmolding and frosting as desired.


I like to frost this cake with Williamsburg Butter Frosting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

264 Calories
10g Fat
38g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 264
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 303mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 5g
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* 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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