Wednesday 16 July 2014

Magic Color Chiffon Cake

I've always enjoyed Chiffon cakes. When I saw Tested & Tasted's post on Rainbow Chiffon Cake, I immediately wanted to bake a colourful chiffon cake for my girl who is very into rainbow cakes and anything colourful. When the cake was presented to her, she excitedly squealed "A Magic Color Cake!!!!"....hence I am naming this a Magic Color Chiffon Cake.

I find baking this cake a little more tedious than the other chiffon cakes I've attempted. As there were different colours, I had to have extra steps to divide the egg yolk batter into 4 portions for mixing the 4 colours, as well as dividing the beaten egg whites into 4 portions and folding into the colored egg yolk batter.

I was rather worried that I may over mix and cause the chiffon cake to not rise as beautifully as it should. I'm so glad it turned out alright and I love how pretty it looks!

Magic Color Chiffon Cake
makes a 23cm tube pan
recipe adapted from Tested & Tasted
(I've made some notes in red)

Egg Yolk Batter:
6 egg yolks
50g sugar
4 tbspn oil (I used canola oil)
60ml milk
1/2 tsp vanilla essence (I used vanilla extract)
110g self raising flour (I used cake flour + 1/2 tsp baking powder, sifted)

Few drops yellow colouring
1 tsp cocoa powder
Few frops pink colouring
Few drops pandan paste

Beaten Egg White:
6 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
100g sugar (reduced to 70g)

1. Preheat oven to 170C. (I preheated mine at 160C)

To make egg yolk batter
2. Combine egg yolks, sugar, oil, milk and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix well.

3. Fold in flour until incorporated.

4. Divide egg yolk batter into 4 portions.

5. Add colouring to the separated portions and mix well to get yellow, pink, brown and green egg batters.

Beaten egg white
6. In a clean and grease-proof mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.

7. Add in sugar and beat at high speed until frothy and stiff peaks form.

Fold in beaten egg white to egg yolk batter
8. Divide the beaten egg white into 4 portions.

9. Gently fold into various egg yolk batter separately. Fold till incorpoarted. (I fold with a spatula)

10. Pour each coloured batter mixture into an ungreased 23cm tube pan by sequence. (My sequence was yellow batter, cocoa batter, pink batter followed lastly by the pandan paste batter)

11. Bake in preheated oven for 30-40 minutes or until cooked. (I baked at 160C till inserted skewer comes off clean - about 40 minutes)

12. Remove from oven and let cool completely with cake pan inverted.

13. Unmould cake only when completely cooled.

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I'm submitting this post to Bake Along #64 organized by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids,Joyce of Baking Flavours and Lena of Frozen Wings.


  1. what contrasting colours you've got there in your cake.. very nice indeed

  2. Hi Victoria,

    Thanks, I love the colours too! :)

  3. Hi LY,

    This is my first time visiting your blog. I'm very happy to have you baking along with us!!! Nice chiffon cake with bright colours. Every slice of your cake seems so cheerful to eat :D

    I can see that you started blogging since June 2014... and so welcome to our blogging world :D Hope to be friends via more of baking and blogging :D


    1. Hi Zoe,

      Nice to hear from you and thanks for popping by. I'm very new to blogging and still figuring out how to use many of the features.

      Enjoying this opportunity to share and happy to be meeting and making friends too!


  4. hi LY, nice to now you via blogging. i must agree with you that making a rainbow cake like this needs a little more patience. It has turned out beautifully and i can imagine upon cutting the cake.." surprise!".. glad to see you baking along with us, cheers!

    1. Hi Lena,

      Yes, I was especially happy to see my girl's excited expression. :)
      Thanks for organising the event. I enjoyed reading all the sharings from fellow bloggers. :)


  5. Hi LY,
    Your chiffon cake looks very colourful and cheerful! I think adults would love this as well!
    Thank you for baking along with us. Feel free to join us for our future bake-alongs. Have a great weekend ahead!

    1. Thanks, Joyce. Really happy to be meeting and making friends here!




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