Maple Walnut Chiffon Cake

Maple Walnut Chiffon Cake

This chiffon cake tastes even better with Brown Sugar Glaze on top. For best results, chiffon cakes should be baked in a round cake tube pan. This allows for the cake to cook evenly. Recipe courtesy of Canolainfo.org.

  • Ingredients

    Cake

    2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour (560 mL)

    3/4 cup granulated sugar (175 mL)

    3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (175 mL)

    1 Tbsp baking powder (15 mL)

    1 tsp salt (5 mL)

    1/2 cup canola oil (125 mL)

    3/4 cup cold water (175 mL)

    5 egg yolks (5)

    4 tsp maple flavouring (20 mL)

    1/2 tsp cream of tartar (2 mL)

    1 cup egg whites (8 to 10) (250 mL)

    1 cup walnuts, finely chopped (250 mL)

    Brown Sugar Glaze

    3 Tbsp non-hydrogenated canola margarine (45 mL)

    1/2 cup brown sugar (125 mL)

    3 Tbsp milk (45 mL)

    1 cup icing sugar (250 mL)

    1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)

  • Directions

    Cake:

    1. Preheat oven to 325 °F (160 °C).
    2. Sift together cake flour, sugars, baking powder and salt. Add canola oil, water, egg yolks and maple flavouring; beat until smooth.
    3. In separate bowl, add cream of tartar to egg whites and beat to form stiff peaks.Fold egg whites into flour mixture until just blended. Fold in nuts. Turn batter into 9-inch (22 cm) tube pan.
    4. Bake 55 minutes at 325 °F (160 °C); increase heat to 350 °F (180 °C) and bake another 10 to 15 minutes. Remove cake from oven and invert pan over cup or glass for 2 hours to cool. Turn cake right side up, run knife around edges and invert onto serving platter. Frost with brown sugar glaze.

    Brown Sugar Glaze:

    1. In medium saucepan, melt margarine, brown sugar and milk. Slowly bring to boil. Boil for 1 minute and remove from heat.
    2. Add icing sugar and vanilla; whisk until smooth. Drizzle onto cake immediately, as the glaze will harden when it cools.

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1 slice
Servings
20 slices with 1 cup glaze
Calories
290
Total Fat
15 g
Saturated Fat
2 g
Cholesterol
50 mg
Sodium
250 mg
Carbohydrates
34 g
Fiber
0.9 g
Sugars
27 g
Protein
4 mg
Potassium
106 mg