Gluten Free Chiffon Cake

Dessert, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian | May 10, 2017

A relative of angel food cake, chiffon cake is made richer with the inclusion of egg yolks along with the egg whites.

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Ingredients

  • 7 eggs separated
  • 1 ½ cups sugar, divided
  • ½ cream of tartar
  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and set aside a 10-inch tube or angel food pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip the egg whites with 1/2 cup sugar and cream of tartar until stiff and glossy. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1 cup sugar and set aside.
  4. In a clean large bowl, beat yolks, milk, oil, and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined. Add the flour mixture and beat until well blended, about 2 minutes with an electric mixer.
  5. Add a large scoop of the whipped egg whites to the cake batter and mix gently but thoroughly. Add the remaining egg whites and gently fold into the cake batter using a large wire whisk, making sure to scrape down the bottom of the bowl frequently.
  6. Transfer the batter into the tube or angel food pan and bake at 325°F for 50 minutes without opening the oven door during this time. Increase heat to 350°F and bake an additional 10 minutes. The cake is done when the surface springs back immediately after pressing on it with a finger.
  7. Cool the cake upside down for 30 minutes, resting the pan over a bottle-necked jar or on 2 – 4 thick wooden spoon handles, before unmolding. Serve with glaze, powdered sugar, airy frosting, or whipped cream and fruit.

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