Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Orange Chiffon Cake

In my opinion, February is the most brutal winter month in northeast Ohio. The prolonged cold and overcast days usually cause winter blues and cabin fever to set in…..right about now, and that’s not taking into consideration the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Thankfully, spring is just around the corner! We only have to make […]

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Ube Coconut Chiffon Cake

Happy New Year! I tried making this cake for the first time on New Year’s Day but while the flavor was delicious and it looked absolutely beautiful, the cake turned out too wet and heavy. It doesn’t seem obvious in the photos but the cake was sliding out of the pan the moment I turned […]

Mini Pandan Chiffon Cake

One of the hardest things going gluten free is not being able to bake like usual. I tried a couple of gluten free flours/methods but without much success to imitate the results of baking with wheat flour. After quite a bit of research, I finally decided to try Authentic Foods flours as they seem to […]

Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Fruits and Cream Round 2

The reason why I tried making this cake so soon after my last effort is because I wasn’t entirely pleased with my prior attempt and alright, I admit that it is also partially because we wanted to eat the cake again, lol. Here is a list of things I am not too wild about with […]

Vanilla Chiffon Cake with Fruits and Cream

A few weeks ago, a reader inquired if she could use my chiffon cake as the base for the ever-popular Chinese bakery birthday cake, one that is typically filled with fresh or canned fruits and whipped cream. My initial thought had been that it should be possible but if we bake the cake in a […]

Coffee Chiffon Cake

One of the best features of chiffon cakes is that they make a delightful afternoon (or anytime actually) snack and an elegant dessert at the same time. Here’s a simple but absolutely delicious coffee-flavored chiffon cake to usher in the new year. Enjoy! 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/4 cups sugar, divided 1 tablespoon baking powder […]

Chocolate Chiffon Cake

Happy Friday! Chinese New Year (CNY) is next week and I am feeling kinda bluesy. I have to say this is the time when I miss my family the most. Anyway, still no CNY treats in sight and at this rate, it’s looking highly unlikely I would be having a CNY baking marathon especially since […]

Banana Chiffon Cake

I think we’ve discovered another family favorite today. :D I first saw a banana chiffon cake recipe a few years ago but I never did get around to trying it. Then recently, I came across another banana chiffon recipe, this time in Martha Stewart’s new cake book – Martha Stewart’s Cakes. It renewed my interest once again and I […]

Pandan Chiffon Cake Made With Homemade Pandan Paste

The ultimate test for the homemade pandan paste is of course, the Pandan Chiffon Cake. This cake with its light and tender texture, as well as its tall and regal state, in addition to its delicious, traditional pairing of pandan and coconut flavors is truly a Malaysian classic. Using homemade pandan paste to make this family favorite was a total […]

Strawberry Chiffon Cake

I’ve wanted to make a strawberry-flavored chiffon cake for forever. :D However, it was a tad tricky trying to figure out how to introduce the flavor without compromising the structure and texture of the cake. I was a little hesitant about using fresh strawberries with their high water content for exactly this reason. Not only that, I wanted to avoid using artificial flavorings and/or colors, which […]