Orange Chiffon Cake

Description

Enjoy this delicious orange chiffon cake with fresh fruit and a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients

2 1⁄4 cups
cake flour
1 1⁄2 cup
sugar
1 tablespoon
baking powder
1 tablespoon
salt
5
egg yolks
3⁄4 cups
orange juice
2 tablespoons
orange zest
1⁄2 cup
vegetable oil
8
egg whites
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1⁄2 teaspoon
cream of tartar

Instructions

  1. Preaheat the oven to 325 F.  Have ready an ungreased bundt pan or 13 x 9 baking pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, 1 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. To the dry ingredients, add egg yolks, orange juice, oil, zest, and vanilla. Beat on high speed or whisk until smooth.
  4. Clean beater or whisk. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  5. To egg whites, gradually add remaining 1/4 cup of sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  6. Use a spatula to fold 1/4 of the egg whites into the cake batter. Fold in the remaining amount.
  7. Pour the batter into prepared pan. Bake 55-65 minutes, until the cake is springy to the touch or when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Notes

Prepare a quick icing with

1 cup icing sugar
2 - 4 tbsp orange juice
And drizzle this over the cooled cake. 

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