Mar 25, 2009

Banana Chiffon Cake

The other cake I baked on Monday evening was Banana Chiffon Cake, my 2nd attempt on chiffon cake this month. I left with 2 nos of banana so I google around to seach for a recipe that uses only 2 banana and I found one from Small small baker's blog.

This recipe actually adapted from Kelvin Chai and is definitely a keeper. The cake is light, moist, cottony and sweetness is just right for me. With salt added, it's further enhanced the flavour of the cake. Very yummy except that I still can't get the side of the cake evenly golden brown as the brown crust tend to stick to the mould when I unmould it. Hopefully my next try will be better.

Banana Chiffon Cake







Recipe from Kelvin Chai "Chiffon Cake is done" where I taken from Small Small Baker, I double the portion for my chiffon mould size - 20cm about 8".

Ingredients:
(For 20cm chiffon cake)
4 Egg yolks
1/4 tsp Salt
40ml Corn oil
110-120g Banana (2 medium banana - puree it)
30g Sugar
70g Top flour
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
I added: 1/8 tsp Baking powder
and 1/2 tsp Vanilla paste
4 egg whites
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
60g sugar

Method:
1. Sieve flour & bicarbonate of soda twice. Set aside.
2. Whisk egg yolks, salt & sugar until sugar dissolve. Add oil and banana puree and mix well.
3. Fold in flour lightly till well mix.
4. Whisk egg whites, sugar & cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.
5. Gently fold in 1/3 egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture till incorporated.
6. Transfer this mixture into the balance egg white mixture and continue to mix well till smooth flowing and glossy.
7. Pour mixture into ungreased tin and bake at 175C for 30-35 mins.
8. Remove from oven and quickly turn the chiffon cake upside down on a wire rack.
9. Wait for the cake to cool completely before removing it from the tin.

I only left each 2 slices at home and brought the rest to office for my colleagues. They are my cake testers. LOL! I packed both cakes in a recycle box that I collected from my colleague's daughter full month cakes from Sweetest Moments. Some of them preferred the banana chiffon and some preferred the banana cake. For me, I liked both of them but if on diet, chiffon will be a better choice. I will be baking more chiffons...

4 comments:

Small Small Baker said...

Hi Wendy, I love this banana chiffon cake too. Wow, there's so much to see in your blog. Need some time to finish reading all. ;)

Wen said...

Hi Small Small Baker,

Thanks for visiting my blog and linking me up too.

Cheers,
Wen

Anonymous said...

Hi Wen

I tried making this 3 times but not very successful. All 3 attempts failed to rise as tall as what I've got in ur pictures, I'll say only two third of the height. Do u know what's wrong? On my 3rd attempt, the chiffon a bit too wet.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wen

I tried making this 3 times but not very successful. All 3 attempts failed to rise as tall as what I've got in ur pictures, I'll say only two third of the height. Do u know what's wrong? On my 3rd attempt, the chiffon a bit too wet.

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