This cake is flavored with espresso both in the cake and the whipped fat-free frosting, hence the name Double Espresso Coffee Chiffon Cake. I know there’s a little bit of redundancy in the name, but its intention is to emphasize the double dose of coffee. I baked this cake in the late days of summer, when the temperature was about 92° F outside. Every once in a while I get a hankering for whipping egg whites, and baking a chiffon cake was the perfect excuse to do just that.Read More →
This chiffon cake flavored with coffee and decorated with piped buttercream shamrocks is very similar to my earlier coffee chiffon cake, but with three variations.
First, I slightly increased the sugar by ¼ cup, so instead of using 1 ½ cups sugar, I used 1 ¾ cups. I thought if there was a little bit more sugar added to the whipped egg whites it would render the egg whites more stable, thus producing consistent results regardless of the humidity. Read More →
Cold weather and dry air seem to favor chiffon cakes as whipped egg whites seem to hold better when it’s cold. So I tend to make chiffon cakes in the fall and winter. I’ll make this lemon chiffon cake again when it gets warmer, just to see if humidity really is a factor.