Saturday, July 04, 2009

Marble Chiffon Cake


I can't wait to try this Chocolate Marble Chiffon by Grace's Kitchen Corner once I saw the beautiful swirls on her cake.

I'm not very confident about doing this. I have never done anything complicated for my chiffon cakes, like making them multi-coloured. Cos most of the time, my chiffon cakes fail and I'm afraid my effort will be wasted. Secondly, her recipe uses a 21cm chiffon pan, while I'm using a 16cm one (that's the only one I own, sad!). I feel a bit risky to reduce the recipe like that.


You know what, I pass! (Like passing exams!) I'm pretty proud of myself. Thanks Grace, for such a wonderful recipe!

26 comments:

  1. I'd give you an A+! well done =)

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  2. it's so pretty, to nice to be eating. Could u show me how to reduce a recipe too fit a smaller tin pan, like what u did?

    thanks u,

    Kimberly

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  3. Cool! I'll love to try this one day but don't know when :P

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  4. Hi SSB,
    It's been a while since I commented. Just want to let you know I've been dropping by all the time! Except didn't have the time to leave my "footprint" on it.
    Your marble chiffon cake is very very pretty! It's very well done! I'm sure Grace will be so proud of you too! :)

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  5. Hi Kimberly, this is my reduced recipe for a 16cm chiffon pan:

    Egg white mixture:
    3 egg whites
    30g caster sugar
    1/4 tsp cream of tartar

    Egg yolk mixtures:
    2 egg yolks
    20g water
    20g vegetable oil
    25g + 3g plain flour
    6g caster sugar
    3g cocoa powder

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  6. Thanks tracieMoo for giving such a high score. ;)

    Blessed Homemaker, do try it soon!

    Hi Jane, I understand. I have been faithfully following every post of your blog too, although I didn't leave comments all the time. Same for other food blogs that I have visited. There are simply too many! Thank you for your compliments and encouragement!

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  7. Thanks, I hope I can adjust to fit mine fallowing you step?

    Kimberly

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  8. Thanks Angel!

    Hi Kimberly, you can follow the steps in Grace's recipe. Wish you success and good luck!

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  9. congrats! you know, when I first saw your pic, the first words that come to my mind are "beautiful swirls" (before I read your write up)... so u pass, definitely, with flying colours, hehe

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  10. what a pretty marble chiffon!! now you gave me a new idea to bake chiffon cake again!! thanks for your wonderful idea:)

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  11. wow it's beautiful!! Good job!

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  12. Hi wiffy, My Asian Kitchen, Aimei,

    Thank you for the compliments. I definitely feel more encouraged to bake chiffon cakes. :)

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  13. Hi SSB

    do u think u can advise me on the steps in the recipe? may i know what do i do after mixing half of the egg white into the egg yolk mixture (which i assume half goes to the one with cocoa and the other to the plain egg yolk mixture)? what happens to the other half of the egg white? also, how to do the marbling effect?
    thks for your help.i have posed the above questions on grace's blog too but not sure when she will reply and i am intending to make this tomorrow. so sorry to trouble you. thks
    octopusmum

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  14. Hi octopusmum,

    After whisking the egg white to peak, you divide the egg white mixture into 2 portions. Mix 1 portion into the cocoa egg yolk mixture and 1 portion to the plain egg yolk mixture. Hope I have explained it clearer.

    As for the marbling effect, just drop spoonfuls of cocoa and plain batter alternatively into the cake tin, in anyway you like. Then slightly swirl the batter using a spatula and you will get a marble pattern. Actually I just swirl to remove any spaces within to avoid any big holes in the chiffon cake. Remember to bang the tin slightly on the table to get rid of the holes.

    Good luck! :)

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  15. Hi SSB

    thks for the prompt response! i am a bit confused over the steps because when i make chiffon cakes, i will mix 1/3 of the egg white into the egg yolk mixture , then combine the mixture with the rest of the egg white. so it looks like this is not necessary. i just have to mix half of the egg white with the choco egg yolk mixture and the other with the plain egg yolk mixture. thks for the explanation.
    octopusmum

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  16. Hi octopusmum, I hope this is not too late. For each portion, you can add 1/3 of egg white first, mix well, then add the rest of the egg whites. It will help to mix the egg white in easier and prevent it from deflating.

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  17. Hi Small Small Baker,
    I'm so happy that you could make it and make it so nice! Yes, I'm really proud of you! I always afraid the recipe I posted up was failed by someone else but this time you have prove it. Thanks a lot! I'm having the joy with you!

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  18. Hi SSB

    i didn't add 1/3 of egg white first but added half like what was indicated. I was afraid i might not have enough time to do that...have to say this is the most challenging cake i have ever made so far. at first, i thought die liao because the batter only managed to fill slightly more than half of the 20 cm pan. but luckily it did rise, though not as high as it should, think i have deflated lots of bubbles.also, i didn't measure the batter to separate them..but must say that the cake turned out to be moist and fluffy. will certainly make it again. thks for the tips.
    rgds
    octopusmum

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  19. Hi Grace, feels so good to be complimented by the owner of the recipe. I think luck was with me that day. I still have alot to learn from you. You are my online chiffon cake teacher. :)

    Hi octopusmum, me too. Making chiffon cake is a real challenge for me. I fail 50% of the time. Hope we can improve our skills. :)

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  20. your chiffons seem so perfect all the time!
    am very afraid of making chiffons.
    these look awesome!

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  21. Thanks Felicia! But they are not perfect all the time. I only post up those that I have succeeded. The ugly ones went into the stomach. :)

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  22. I finally made this but didn't use your recipe. Should have done so...

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  23. funny, unique, certainly a very tasty look! :)

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  24. don't you need baking powder?????????
    - Sushmita

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  25. Sushmita: Some chiffon cake recipes do not use baking powder. I have tried and they still turn out very good. :)

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