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Chiffon Nut Cake Recipe

Chiffon Nut Cake Recipe

Chop hickory nuts to add rich taste and a subtle crunch to every slice. If you can't find hickory nuts, use pecans instead.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 65 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 7 eggs, separated
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup chopped hickory nuts or pecans
  • CREAMY VANILLA FROSTING:
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons milk
  • Chopped hickory nuts or pecan halves

Directions

  • 1. Let eggs stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the oil, egg yolks, water and vanilla; beat until smooth. In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold into egg yolk mixture. Fold in nuts.
  • 2. Gently spoon batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest rack at 325° for 60-65 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and cracks feel dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Run a knife around the sides and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a serving plate.
  • 3. For frosting, in a bowl, combine the confectioners' sugar, butter, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Frost top and sides of cake; garnish with nut halves. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 440 calories, 19 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 109 mg cholesterol, 261 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.