Moist Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe

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Moist Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe
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Moist Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe

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This fluffy cake is a real treat drizzled with the sweet-tart lemon glaze. —Rebecca Baird, Salt Lake City, Utah
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling
MAKES:
16 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup egg whites (about 7)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • LEMON GLAZE:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into lemon mixture until smooth. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the lemon mixture.
Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Remove cake to a serving platter. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chiffon Cake in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p16

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 230 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1/2 cup fat-free evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup egg whites (about 7)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • LEMON GLAZE:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into lemon mixture until smooth. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar; beat until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into the lemon mixture.
  2. Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 325° for 45-55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely. Remove cake to a serving platter. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cake. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Chiffon Cake in Taste of Home June/July 2000, p16

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vinny0131 User ID: 4874584 39420
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I always try to choose the healthiest alternative when I bake. This is a delicious cake with the least amount of calories, only 3 g of fat and 0 g saturated fat, only 3 mg cholesterol, low sodium and 47 g of carbs. This recipe is about the best I've seen for a little cheating to enjoy a wonderful dessert!!"

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