Pineapple Chiffon Cake

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 55 min. + cooling


12 servings

Updated: Jan. 27, 2022
I was looking for an unusual recipe to enter in a competition at the local county fair, since it seemed unusual cakes and pies won. I searched through my mother’s old recipes and found this. I thought I would give it a try because I love pineapple. It was a big hit with my husband and brought me a blue ribbon at the fair! —Cheryl Tichenor, Elgin, Illinois


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


  1. 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 zest. Add to dry ingredients; beat until well blended.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 325° for 55-60 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 408 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 253mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.