Mocha Chiffon Cake Recipe
What we need:
For the Mocha Chiffon Cake –
adapted from CDKitchen
2 teaspoons instant coffee powder
3/4 cup hot water
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
6 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
For the Mocha Icing:
adapted from Martha Stewart
1 1/4 cups sugar
5 large egg whites
2 cups (8 sticks or 2 pounds) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons Kahlua (or just water)
2 tablespoons instant coffee
(1) Mix together coffee powder in hot water. Let it cool.
(2) In a bowl, mix together dry ingredients well – flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Make a well in center; add oil, egg yolks, vanilla and coffee. Beat until smooth.
(3) In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff but not dry.
(4) Pour the mocha batter over the egg whites. Using a spatula or a wire whisk, fold it carefully. Spoon batter into 2 8-inch round pans (or a 10-inch tube pan)
Bake in preheated 325 degrees F oven for 30-40 minutes (for 2 8-inch round pans) or 60 to 70 minutes for a 10-inch tube pan or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Turn pan upside down and let cake hang until cool. Remove from pan.
(5) To make the Mocha Icing, beat egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Whisk until the texture is smooth and sugar has been dissolved. Remove from heat and whisk until stiff peaks form. Let ir cool (I usually place my bowl in the ref to hasten cooling process, but that’s just me).
(6) Combine Kahlua (or water) and coffee.
(7) Pour it over butter.
(8) Mix until well combined.
(9) Add butter to egg whites gradually (in small batches).
(10) At one point, it will become soupy and will not look like a good batch of icing at all but have faith, it will pass.
(11) Mix until all is smooth and creamy.
Assemble the cake decorate it with chocolate covered coffee beans or coffee bean shaped chocolates. I used the ones Meiji made. I just can’t remember the name. Maybe I’ll time travel to when I bought it then go back to the future and properly finish this post.