True Lemon Chiffon Cake

True Lemon Chiffon Cake

A classic recipe to enjoy with every light and fluffy bite. Recipe submitted by Katya Kotlyar, adapted from


2 cups sifted cake flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
8 eggs, separated
12 packets of True Lemon dissolved in 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon of water
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Powdered sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt into large bowl. Using electric mixer at low speed, beat in vegetable oil, egg yolks, water with True Lemon, and additional water.
  3. Combine egg whites and cream of tartar in another large bowl. Using beaters, beat until stiff but not dry. Fold 1/4 of whites into batter to lighten. Gently fold in remaining whites.
  4. Pour cake batter into ungreased 10-inch-diameter tube pan. Tap pan on counter or run rubber spatula through cake batter to release air pockets.
  5. Bake cake until springy to touch, about 1 1/4 hours.
  6. Immediately invert cake in pan over neck of bottle.
  7. Cool cake completely. Run knife around pan sides to loosen cake. Transfer cake to plate.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar.