Chocolate chiffon cake with whipped cream frosting – chocolatey chiffon cake that’s light as air frosted with whipped vanilla cream that’s equally light and fluffy!
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So my first chocolate recipe for you this week is this super chocolatey chiffon cake. The cake is wonderfully soft and light so I picked whipped vanilla cream as frosting because I wanted something as light and fluffy as the cake. And the two work together beautifully!
About chiffon cakes
I’ve found that egg whites really make or break chiffon cakes – they affect not only the height but also the cake’s texture. So I always make sure I do two things:
- Properly whip the egg whites stiff – still glossy but on the brink of turning matte. To achieve that, I start with clean and dry equipment and egg whites that are room temperature.
- Then I make sure I gently fold the egg whites into the batter. I’m careful not to over mix – I don’t want to deflate the egg whites and lose all the air that I managed to whip up.
About stabilized whipped cream
Since I started experimenting with stabilized whipped cream, it seems like I can’t get enough of it! Stabilized whipped cream is simply whipped cream that spreads more easily, stays on longer, doesn’t melt as quickly and is just prettier all around. It’s what restaurants and professional bakeshops use.
There are several ways to stabilize whipped cream but I always just add unflavoured gelatine. Quick and easy. Just slowly pour into your bowl as you’re whipping the cream and voila – magic happens.
Chocolate chiffon cake with whipped cream frosting
The light as a feather chiffon cake + the fluffy as a cloud whipped cream frosting is fantastic together. Chocolate and cream. Cocoa and vanilla. It’s a combination that’s as classic as it gets.
It would make a great addition to your holiday spread! Or this weekend. We always deserve a little cake. Especially this one.
Happy baking! Check back in on Friday, I have another delicious chocolate recipe for you!
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