Chocolate-Espresso Chiffon Cake

This cake recipe is lighter and airier than many, thanks to the beaten egg whites.

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  • Makes: 14 servings
  • Prep: 1 hr 5 mins
  • Bake: 1 hr 325°F
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Chocolate-Espresso Chiffon Cake
Ingredients
8
eggs
4
teaspoons espresso powder or instant coffee crystals
3/4
cup water
1 1/2
cups sugar
1
tablespoon baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup cooking oil
1
teaspoon vanilla
3
ounces bittersweet chocolate, grated
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar
1
recipe Espresso Whipped Cream
Directions
  1. Separate eggs, discarding 3 of the yolks or saving for another use. Let eggs stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Dissolve espresso in water; set aside.
  2. In large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt; make well in center. Add oil, the 5 egg yolks, dissolved espresso, and vanilla. Beat on low until moistened; beat on medium-high 4 to 5 minutes or until satin smooth. Stir in grated chocolate.
  3. Wash and dry beaters. In 4-quart bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium-high until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Pour chocolate batter in thin stream over surface of whites; fold to blend. Spoon in ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  4. Bake 60-70 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched near center. Invert pan to cool. Carefully loosen sides; remove from pan. Serve with Espresso Whipped Cream. Makes 14 servings.
Espresso Whipped Cream
Ingredients
1
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon sugar
1/2
teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee crystals
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Directions
  1. In chilled bowl combine whipping cream, sugar, espresso powder or instant coffee crystals, and vanilla. Beat until soft peaks form.
Nutrition Facts (Chocolate-Espresso Chiffon Cake)
    Per serving:
  • 354 kcal cal.,
  • 19 g fat
  • (7 g sat. fat,
  • 6 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 5 g monounsatured fat),
  • 99 mg chol.,
  • 286 mg sodium,
  • 42 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 26 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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