Rainbow Chiffon Cake


I recently bought Kevin Chai’s book ‘Chiffon Cake is done’, with various kind of chiffon recipes in this book. And this Rainbow Chiffon caught my attention for the beautiful colour shades.


I have never thought that making this chiffon cake was quite a challenge for me. Why? The reason was because making one chiffon cake was equivalent to make four chiffon cakes at one time. Dividing the egg batter into 4 portions …. minimum 5 mixing bowls to do the job. Hahahhaha …. :D Not to mention the need to mix individual colour batter for each layer.

At the end of the day, I was quite satisfied with how it turned out. The texture of this cake … moist, soft and fluffy …........and …......
the best part was being able to enjoy 4 flavours in a slice :)


Ingredients :
Egg York Batter:
6 Egg yolks
50 gr Sugar
4 tbsp Oil (I used 60gr)
60 ml Milk (I replaced with 18 gr coconut powder + water = 60 gr)
½ tsp vanilla essence (I omitted)
110 gr Self-raising four (I used Cake Flour + ½ tsp Baking Powder)

Colouring:
Few drops yellow colouring
1 tsp Cocoa powder (I add extra few drops chocolate paste)
Few drops pink colouring (I add extra few drops strawberry paste)
Few drops pandan paste

Egg White Foam:
6 Egg whites
¼ tsp Cream of tartar
100 grm sugar (I reduced to 70gr)

Method:
- Preheat oven to 170C.
-To make egg yolk batter: Combine egg yolks, sugar, oil, milk and vanilla essence in a mixing bowl. Fold in flour until forms batter.
- Divide batter into 4 portions. Add in difference colour separately, mix until well blended.
- To make egg white foam: Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy, gradually add in sugar, beat at high speed until frothy and stiff peaks form.
- Divide egg white foam into 4 portions. Gently fold into egg yolk batter separately, mix until well blended.
- Pour each of colour batter mixture into ungreased 23cm tube pan by sequence.
- Bake in for 30-40 minutes or until cooked.
- Remove from oven, invert cake onto table until completely cooled.


I am submitting this chiffon cake to Aspiring Bakers #1: Chiffon Cakes (Nov 2010) hosted by Small Small Baker.
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39 comments:

  1. what a lovely rainbow chiffon! the colors will make everyone feels happy!

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  2. Wow so nice! Looks at the layers of colour, so beautiful! Saw so many Aspiring bakers entry these few days, I still can't decide what chiffon to bake.

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  3. This chiffon is really pretty and eye-catching!! :) Nicely done!

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  4. Hi,

    This chiffon is well done and it looks soft and fluffy.

    Best Regards
    christine

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  5. Doris, this must be the most colourful and beautiful chiffon cake I've seen! Really! Thank you so much for supporting this event! :)

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  6. Very pretty chiffon cake that is not all about colour but also different flavours! Thumbs up!

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  7. beautiful chiffon!!i bought this book too, but still inside the popular's plastic beg :P

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  8. this colorful chiffon is indeed very inspiring!!

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  9. Oh this so too pretty!! What the effort to make this colourfull cake. Great job!!

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  10. cantik dan gebussssss.... leh bookmark nih! bila2 boley buat.. thanx DG!

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  11. Oh I loved this colourful chiffon cake. :) How can I bear to eat it.

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  12. I love the lovely rainbow colour, Doris! I have this book too! However, I was too lazy to colour them. But looking at how pretty yours turn out, I shall try it one day. :)

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  13. Looking at the color just cheers me up! You are right, it's like tasting so many flavors in one slice, excellent! Thanks for sharing this....a beautiful cake indeed.

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  14. This looks good! I've yet to try baking one like this, after seeing yours, I'm highly motivated.

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  15. Jess@J3ssKitch3n,
    Thanks for the lovely comments.

    Wen,
    Thanks. I saw that too and looking forward to see your beautiful chiffon at your blog soon. :)

    Hanushi & Chritine Ang,
    Thank you for the nice comments.

    SSB,
    Thank you for your encouragement :) Thanks to you too for organizing this event, it really makes baking more fun.

    Chik Mimi & Mrs Plain-June,
    Terima kasih.

    Busygran,
    Thanks. This is the plus point of baking this cake :D

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  16. 茄子,
    LOL …. you know sometimes it happens to me too! Almost forgetting what I bought. :D

    HoneyBoy,
    Thanks for the compliments :)

    Hana,
    Thanks! Boleh buat bila ada waktu, di jamin pasti suka :)

    HappyFlour,
    Thank you for your lovely words :)

    Passionate About Baking,
    It’s really challenging …. you should try this out and sure you will enjoy & like it.

    Honey Bee Sweets,
    Thank you! You too makes beautiful cakes.

    Wendyywy,
    Thanks. Yes, this chiffon is good, I am sure your girls are going to love this too.

    Blessed Homemaker,
    Thank you. I hope you try this out and I am sure your kids are going to like it :)

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  17. oh so cute, the color is so lovely! it makes me happy to eat it. .I want to try this one:)

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  18. Love the colors of this cake. Nice to have dropped here, lovely site. Best wishes.

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  19. hey doris,

    i have the same book too! but this is one of the recipes that I would not think of doing. It is far too troublesome! great job on the effort! Its very rainbow-ish indeed

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  20. Elpi,
    Thank you for sweet comments. Hope you can start baking soon. :)

    Sanjeeta,
    Thanks for dropping by and lovely words. You have a wonderful website too.

    Bakertan,
    LOL.. Actually it's not too troublesome, but just more washing up to do. Hahahaha ...
    Thanks for your nice compliment.

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  21. This is so pretty!! i love it. I am heading to Small small baker to find out more about this event! LOL

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  22. Crustabakes,
    Thank you. Let's join the fun, remember to bake a chiffon before the month ends. ;) Looking forward to see yours soon.

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog! This cake looks absolutely amazing. You have a wonderful blog and I will definitely be following. Great Post!

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  24. Agree with you and ZY, the washing up is most ma-fan part ... LOL! Making 1 chiffon is like making 4 ... LOL!

    Gotta say, though, it's an absolutely gorgeous chiffon! Bravo!

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  25. Very nice colours! Your chiffon is great for the submission :D

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  26. Angela,
    Thanks for your support. You have a great blog too.

    Pei Lin,
    Once a in awhile ... only for special events like this ... then can make ... LOL
    Thank you very much, I always love your comments.

    Zoe,
    Thank you for your nice compliments :)

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  27. hi, thanks for dropping by my blog..this cake looks so colourful and it actually reminds me of a very colourful bread that kristy from my little space once made and this looks soft too. yeah, i read about the chiffon cake challenge..this is great!

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  28. Thank you Lena for the nice words. :)

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  29. Doris, I love to see the rainbow chiffon, the colors are nicely spread out and its really looks yummy!

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  30. Caroline & Clarice,
    Thanks for dropping by and your lovely comments. :)

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  31. Hi yaa, I came to your website from SSB's round-up, what a beautiful cake, I have fallen in love with all the chiffon cakes, your's was very attractive, you have a beautiful blog..

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  32. Hi Jayasri,
    Thanks for visiting and compliments.

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  33. Hi, what size chiffon pan did you used? Thanks, Quyen

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  34. Hi Quyen,
    The size for the top pan is 23cm :)

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  35. Hello DG,

    Thank you for sharing this lovely recipe. I made it last Monday and it was a hit. I've posted the recipe in my blog with credit given to you. Thank you.

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  36. The taste was good, but my cake collapsed. Any idea why?

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that happened to yours. If you follow the ingredients correctly, most probably due to :
      - beating egg white : have to be at least medium stiff to stiff
      - oven temperature if too high cause the cake rise too fast / unstable
      Hope this may help.

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