Orange Chiffon Cake

Serve this pretty two-layer cake with fresh berries at a spring party.

Orange Chiffon Cake
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Chill Time:
1 hr
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 3 oranges

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 ½ cup sugar

  • 2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup milk

  • cup cooking oil

  • 2 egg yolks

  • Orange Fluff Frosting (see recipe below)

Orange Fluff Frosting

  • cup sugar

  • 4 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoon finely shredded orange peel (set aside)

  • ½ cup orange juice

  • 2 cup whipping cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Grease and flour two 9x1-1/2-inch round cake pans; set aside. Finely shred 1 tablespoon of peel from 1 orange. Squeeze juice from 2 oranges to measure 1/2 cup juice. Section remaining orange. In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites to soft peaks. Gradually add 1/2 cup of the sugar, beating to stiff peaks. In another large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and remaining 1 cup sugar.

  2. Add milk and oil. Beat on low speed of electric mixer until combined. Add orange juice and egg yolks; beat 1 minute. Gently fold in egg white mixture until combined. Fold in orange peel. Divide batter evenly between pans. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the centers comes out clean. Cool completely on wire racks; remove from pans. Frost with Orange Fluff Frosting. Top with reserved orange sections. Makes 12 servings.

Orange Fluff Frosting

  1. In a small saucepan stir together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in orange juice. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat; stir in orange peel. Cover and chill for 1 hour. In a large bowl beat cream with an electric mixer on medium to high speed until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight). Gently fold in orange juice mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

417 Calories
22g Fat
51g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 417
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 91mg 30%
Sodium 292mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 15.4mg 77%
Calcium 90.9mg 7%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 133mg 3%
Folate, total 48.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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