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plated Cocoa Chiffon Cake

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 501kcal
Author: Holly
Chocolate Chiffon Cake is moist and airy, with a melt-in-your mouth dark chocolate flavor.

Ingredients

Cake:

  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ¾ cup cake flour sifted
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 eggs separated
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Frosting:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325˚F.

Cake:

  • Mix boiling water and cocoa. Set aside.
  • Sift dry ingredients together. Add oil, egg yolks, vanilla and cocoa mixture. Beat for about 3 minutes at medium speed with mixer.
  • Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold beaten egg whites into the cake batter gently, then cut through the batter with a knife to break any large air bubbles.
  • Pour into ungreased angel food pan and bake 55 minutes. Increase temperature to 350°F and bake another 10 minutes.
  • Invert pan to cool cake before removing from pan.

Frosting:

  • Cream butter. Blend in cocoa, vanilla, sugar alternately with the cream.
  • Beat until smooth and creamy. Frost cake.
  • Melt 2-1 oz. squares of unsweetened chocolate with 2 Tablespoons butter.
  • Drizzle melted chocolate over top of cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 446mg | Potassium: 205mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 419IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg