Mocha Chiffon Cake


2 tsp (10 mL) instant coffee powder or granules
¾ cup (175 mL) hot water
1 ¾ cup (425 mL) all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups (375 mL) sugar
1 tbsp (15 mL) baking powder
½ tsp (2 mL) salt
½ cup (125 mL) Canola oil
6 egg yolks
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
6 egg whites
½ tsp (2 mL) cream of tartar
2 -1 oz (28 g) squares semi-sweet chocolate, grated

Cocoa Whipped Cream
2 cups (500 mL) whipping cream
1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar
3 tbsp (45 mL) cocoa
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

Semi-sweet chocolate curls or cocoa nibs, for garnish


Preheat oven to 325 ̊F (160 ̊C). Dissolve coffee powder or granules in hot water; cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir until well mixed. Make a well in center; add oil, egg yolks, vanilla and cooled coffee. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.

In another large bowl, use electric mixer to beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff but not dry.

Gently pour batter over egg whites; fold in carefully, adding grated chocolate towards the end. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch (25 cm) tube pan.

Bake 60 to 70 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Turn pan upside down and let cake hang until cool. Loosen sides of cake with knife or long metal spatula. Remove from pan.

Cocoa Whipped Cream
In a medium bowl, combine whipping cream, sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla. Stir to blend ingredients, but do not beat. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours. Whip until soft peaks form.

Just before serving, frost cake with cocoa whipped cream. Decorate with semi-sweet chocolate curls or cocoa nibs, if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 10 – 12 servings.

Nutrients per serving

Calories: 481.4
Protein: 6.7 g
Carbohydrate: 50.9 g
Fat: 29.0 g