A moist and light chiffon cake, packed with natural strawberry flavor! Pair a slice of the cake with cold whipped cream for a tasty teatime treat!
- 3 egg yolks
- 10 g caster sugar
- 30 g oil
- 55 g quality strawberry jam ((or pureed strawberry))
- 5 g warm water
- 60 g cake or top flour, sifted
- 1 tsp freeze-dried strawberry powder ((optional))
- 3 egg whites
- 40 g caster sugar
- Preheat oven to 170C. Prepare 6″ chiffon tin. Add 5g warm water into jam and mix well. Set aside to cool.
- Place egg yolks and sugar in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
- Whisk in oil.
- Add in strawberry jam mixture (or pureed strawberry and water). Mix well. You may need to whisk for a while to smooth out the jam.
- Lastly, add in sifted flour and 1 tsp of strawberry powder. Mix well and ensure there is no large visible lumps of flour.
- For the meringue, beat the egg whites till foamy with an electric mixer. Add sugar in 3 batches. Whisk until firm peaks form (glossy and firm, tight hook).
- Add 1/3 of the meringue into the egg yolk batter. Using the whisk, mix the meringue into the yolk batter in a cutting motion. Rotate the bowl as you mix.
- Using a spatula now, fold another 1/3 of the meringue into the yolk batter, using a cut-and-turn “J” motion.
- Pour the yolk batter into remaining meringue and fold well. Do not overmix at this stage so you do not deflate the batter.
- Pour the cake batter into chiffon tin. Tap lightly on counter and bake on the 2nd lowest rack at 170C for 45-50 mins. You may need to adjust your time a little, depending on oven. To prevent shrinking, it is better to “over-bake” for a few mins before checking the cake.
- When a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean, remove chiffon tin from oven. Cool completely upside down with some height. You can place the centre of the tin onto an inverted mug. Remove when cake is completely cool.
- You can skip the freeze-dried strawberry powder if you do not have that. You may add in some strawberry emulco for the flavor and color.
- Or, you can blend freeze-dried strawberries using food processor. Do note that while doing so, there may be strawberry seeds in the powder.
- If you don’t have strawberry jam, you can use pureed strawberries to replace.
Don’t need to sift the strawberry powder as it tends to clump up. Simply add in without sifting.
Recipe adapted with thanks from Nasi Lemak Lover
- Category: Cakes
- Cuisine: Chinese, Japanese
Keywords: Chiffon Cake, Strawberry