Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first chiffon cake

I have a confession to make.

I have never made a chiffon cake.

Knowing how serious this omission in my life was, I decided stop delaying a moment longer and committed to here and now (last night) put an end to my procrastination and chef me up a chiffon cake!

I gathered my ingredients and set off in pursuit of a new kitchen adventure.

I whipped my egg whites, I put my liquid ingredients into a well I had dug in my dry ingredients, I mixed and I folded and everything was going along quite well.

I cooked it for about 55 minutes and went to turn up the heat a tad and it was at this point I got a smidge worried...

Oh my, it appeared to be growing at an alarming rate! 

Well, it did eventually cook and I was able to contain it within the walls of the kitchen when I pulled it out of the oven.

Had to trim it down "a bit" before it would really stand on the little legs.

After it was cold I released it from its pan and decided to wrap it for the night and continue on the morrow.

This morning I de-crumbed it and frosted it with a vanilla-almond buttercream frosting.

Maybe not the prettiest cake I have ever created but tasted great and was fun to create. Next time I will only make the small batch of batter. 

The cake fit perfectly on our new platter too!


Susan said...

Yum....Yum.....Yum. Maybe I will bake one today. Thanks for peeking at my blog and leaving a comment. Have a great day. Susan

Cheryll said...

It looks good to me Val...I could eat the whole thing! Thanks for the sweet thoughts...I'm trying. :o)

Kim said...

Might not have turned out perfect, but it sure looks might tasty anyways.

Candace said...

The finished product looks delicious and very pretty on it's new platter.