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Pineapple Chiffon Cake

 Pineapple Chiffon Cake
I WAS LOOKING for an unusual recipe to enter in competition at the local county fair. It seemed that unusual cakes and pies won, so I looked through my Mother’s old recipes and found this. I love pineapple, so thought I would give this a try. It was a big hit with my husband and brought me a blue ribbon at the fair!
12 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 8 egg whites
  • 2-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • GLAZE:
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice

Directions

  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large
  • bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small
  • bowl, whisk the egg yolks, pineapple juice, oil and lemon peel. Add
  • to dry ingredients; beat until well blended.
  • In another bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff
  • peaks form; fold into batter. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in.
  • tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
  • Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until

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Pineapple Chiffon Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool
  • completely, about 1 hour.
  • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a
  • serving plate. Combine the confectioners' sugar, butter and enough
  • pineapple juice to achieve a glaze consistency. Drizzle over top of
  • cake, allowing some glaze to drape down the sides. Yield: 12
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 408 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium, 68 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.