Basic Chocolate Chiffon Cake
Recipe type: Desserts, Sweets
RecipeCuisine: International Cuisine
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 10-12
Basic Chocolate Chiffon cake is airy, spongy and easy to make.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 3 eggs (yolks and whites separated)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 150 gms flour
  • 125 gms brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder ( I used cadbury brand)
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 t/s baking powder
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract Or essence
  • 1 tbsp strong coffee powder Or espresso
  • 1 t/s cinnamon powder
How to make the recipe?
  1. Preheat oven at 180°C for fifteen mins before baking. Grease a round pan and dust some flour over it. Tap excess flour if any. Sift all dry ingredients like cocoa powder, flour, salt, baking powder, cinnamon powder and coffee powder. Place it aside.
  2. With the help of beater beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed. Best way to find if it's done is when you reverse the pan it shouldn't fall off. Be careful not to over beat the whites.
  3. Now time to beat the egg yolks separately until yolks are double their size.
  4. Beat butter with brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and beat again.
  5. Put the beaten egg yolks. Again beat until all are nicely incorporated.
  6. Fold in the sifted flour into batches of three. If you feel the batter is dry add little milk. Put vanilla essence.
  7. Once they all combined nicely gently fold the beaten egg whites. Please don't over mix it should appear like mousse. Pour the batter into greased pan. Bake at 180°C for 30-35 mins Or until skewer comes out clean.
  8. Allow the cake to cool down. Unmould the cake gently. Serve warm Or chilled with a cup of tea.
1. It's important that yolks and egg whites are separated rightly.
2. One things you got to be careful is not over-mix the egg whites while folding in the cake.
3. Once your cake starts leaving the edges of your pan that means it's almost done. 4. Do a skewer check before you remove the cake.
5. If your cake is browning too much from top then cover with a foil.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at