Lemon Chiffon Cake

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Lemon Chiffon Cake

Post  justmecookin on Sat May 01, 2010 9:44 pm

Lemon Chiffon Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
7 egg yolks
8 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Lemon Glaze
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
2 to 4 tablespoons hot lemon juice

Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in cold water, oil, vanilla, lemon peel and egg yolks until smooth.

In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form. Gradually pour egg yolk mixture over beaten egg whites, folding with rubber spatula just until blended. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan.

Bake about 1 hour 15 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof funnel or bottle. Let hang until completely cool, about 2 hours. Loosen side of cake with knife or long, metal spatula; remove from pan.

In 1 1/2-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and lemon peel until smooth. Stir in lemon juice, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and consistency of thick syrup. Spread glaze over top of cake, allowing some to drizzle down side.

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