Pineapple Chiffon Cake

Richer than angel food cake, chiffon cake is just as airy and light and makes such a pretty dessert.

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Makes:
12 servings
Prep:
40 mins
Stand:
30 mins
Bake:
1 hr 325°F
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Pineapple Chiffon Cake

Ingredients
8
egg whites (1 cup)
2 1/4
cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2
cups sugar
3
teaspoons baking powder
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup cooking oil
3/4
cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1/2
teaspoon cream of tartar
 
Pineapple-Buttercream Icing
 
Pineapple Daisies, * (optional)

Directions

  1. Allow egg whites and yolks to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add oil, egg yolks, and pineapple juice in that order. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on high speed for 5 minutes more or until batter is satin smooth.
  2. Thoroughly wash the beaters. In a very large mixing bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Pour batter in a thin stream over beaten egg whites; fold in gently. Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Set pan on a baking sheet or pizza pan.
  3. Bake in a 325 degrees F oven for 60 to 70 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake (in the pan); cool thoroughly. Loosen sides of cake from pan; remove cake.
  4. Frost cooled cake with Pineapple-Buttercream Icing. If desired, decorate with Pineapple Daisies. Makes 12 servings

Pineapple-Buttercream Icing

Ingredients

1/2
cup softened butter
2
cups sifted powdered sugar
6
tablespoons well-drained crushed pineapple
2
tablespoons pineapple juice
2 1/2
cups sifted powdered sugar

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Stir in pineapple and pineapple juice. Beat thoroughly. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until of spreading consistency. Spread on top and sides of cake.

Nutrition Facts

(Pineapple Chiffon Cake)
    Per serving:
  • 515 kcal cal.,
  • 19 g fat
  • (6 g sat. fat,
  • 107 mg chol.,
  • 353 mg sodium,
  • 82 g carb.,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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