June 19, 2012

Cinnamon Nut Chiffon Cake

I have to apologize for my absent as I am still trying hard to adapt myself to my new working environment. Well I guess its actually not easy for me to get used to my new working environment just yet .  LOL.... Never mind , lets get back to my chiffon cake. To be very honest , this is actually my first time baking a chiffon cake. I have never own any angel cake pan before. As such I have to actually wait for my lazy ass to move so that I can buy myself a nice angel cake pan . And finally ........ tada.......
I finally get to bake this delicious chiffon cake. Well , as usual, I finish baking this at 11.30 pm last night . By the time I woke up this morning , only 2 slices left for myself. Heehee.... good good. At least everyone seems to enjoy their breakfast . How was your father's day celebration ? I didn't manage to get snap any photos of the meals that I have prepared as everyone seems to be hungry staring and waiting .. LOL..
I simply love the soft and spongy texture of chiffon cake. Reminds me so much of my childhood , when my mom will actually take the effort to bake pandan chiffon cake for us to bring to school . Yeah , each bite of this chiffon cake brings back my childhood memories . Sweet yeah ..... yaya I know ...

Cinnamon Nut Chiffon Cake [ recipe adapted from Alex Goh recipe book Fruit Cakes ] 
4 egg yolks [ use large egg ]
20g      Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
60g      Vegetable Oil
65g      Milk

90g      Superfine Flour
1tsp     Ground Cinnamon [ Original recipe calls for 1/2 tsp ]
25g      Ground Almond / Ground Hazelnut
1/2 tsp  Baking Powder

for Meringue :
4 egg whites [ use large eggs ]
65g       Sugar [ Original recipe calls for 100g ]
1/8 tsp  Cream of tartar

60g       Chopped Mix Nut of your choice [ I use almond nibs ]

Method :
1/   Pre heat oven at 170C .Using a hand whisk, mix egg yolks, sugar, salt, vegetable oil and milk in a large mixing bowl  until well blended . Add in superfine flour , baking powder, ground cinnamon and ground almond into egg mixture. Mix until well combine.
2/   In an electric mixer , beat egg whites on high speed until foamy. Add in cream of tartar and sugar . Continue beating until stiff peak form
3/   Scoop 1/4 of the meringue and mix with egg yolk mixture until well combine. Fold in the remainder meringue till well combine
4/   Add in chopped mix nuts . Mix well.
5/   Pour batter into 22 cm angel cake pan and sprinkle with some chopped nuts on top [ optional ]
6/   Bake at pre heated oven for 40 minutes at 170C
7/   Invert cake on wire rack immediately after taking out from the oven. Leave aside to cool on a rack .
8/   Unmold cake from pan after cool .

Enjoy your Chiffon Cake yeah !!!

I am linking this post to Recipe Box 1 hosted by Bizzy Bakes


  1. Am wondering why are you missing in action, miss your beautiful cake posts! Adjusting to new job is never easy, takes time.
    Your chiffon cake looks wonderful, I have this book too, have not used it for quite a while. I like chiffon cakes, can eat a few slices in one sitting!
    All the best in your new job, Abby! Wish you a lovely week!

    1. Tq Joyce .... I am now starting to love chiffon cake ;)

  2. This cake looks lovely. I too love the soft and spongy texture of chiffon cakes. Will put this one on my To-Try list.
    Good luck with the new job!!

    1. Tq Hanaa , so sorry for missing in ABC. I will try my best to join the next round ;)

  3. gd morning, sounds like a great flavour! always love your presentation and pictures! cantik!!

    1. Tq babe.... you are always my angel eh ... LOL

  4. Love the combinations between nuts & cinnamon! This chiffon cake looks so lovely & delicious! YUMMY! :)

    1. Tq Kit, I always wanted to try taking pic outside my garden like what you always did . But then.... its either too hot that I'll melt before the cake or its too hazy .. Sigh.... I simply envy your photography . An your cake... LOL

  5. Missed you girl!! The cake looks super yummy. I wouldnt mind starting my day with a heavenly slice..ummm. Any plans of migrating to mumbai in future???

    1. LOL.....I wish I could move nest to your house... LOL . Baking partners are not easy to find ;) ... Tq so much Anuja . You guys are awesome. ;)

  6. What an impressive cake. I like when you can see the nuts in the batter. Thanks for sharing this with the Recipe Box. It is a winner.

    1. Tq Chaya , I couldn't believe myself that I actually made it for Recipe Box . It was few hours before the link expire . LOL