Sunday, 13 July 2014

Marble Chiffon Cake


Chiffon Cake, it is the theme for this month Bake Along and really for me as it marks my 1 year baking and blogging journey.  Cheers!
The 1st comment, which I received in my blog was from Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids on my Lavender Chiffon Cake.  I was really surprised and overjoyed that someone in Australia was reading my blog!  

I started baking in 2013.  It started just simple cupcakes that I baked for friends and siblings but nothing serious.  My husband and children support my passion in baking as they get to be the first to taste it all.  They are my source of inspiration.

When I started to receive many compliments from friends and my siblings, I thought I should start a blog for just my bakes, to diary my baking journal and share recipes with my friends.  That was my intention to start a blog. 
What have kept me going subsequently and until now are the encouraging comments from the regular bloggers and events like Thumbs Up; Cook-Your-Books; Bake Along and Cook-Like-A-Star.  Love you people!

Baking and blogging, to me now, is a journey that never ends and they can’t be separated.  Baking is therapeutic and brings joy to me, especially when you see the end product.  And, blogging brings like-minded people together to share experiences on their bakes, baking same recipes together, inspiring and building friendship with one another.
Passion requires strength and sometime we can lose it along the way.  One of the ways to keep us motivated and bringing back our passion is to read blogs from the bloggers whom you personally have connected.  Inspiration is all around and you never know when it’ll strike you that will kick yourself back on track again.  So let’s fighting! (So Korean hahaha!)

Happy Baking!

This recipe is adapted from 65款手作经点蛋糕  and I love the food pics in this cookbook.  It was a gift from my brother, which he bought it from Taiwan in his recent trip.

The recipe is in Chinese and Ive translated them to the best I could by referring to my last post. 

80g         Egg yolk
40g         Castor sugar
30g         Vegetable oil
40g         Fresh milk
100g       Cake Flour
3g            Baking powder

120g       Egg white
80g         Castor Sugar (I reduced it to 40g)
2g            Cream of Tartar

15g         Cocoa powder
30g         Water
1g            Soda-carbonated powder

(1)Mix cocoa powder and soda-carbonated powder with boiling water

(2)Sieve flour and baking powder together, set aside.

(3)Separate egg yolks and whites and bring to room temperature. 

(4)Place egg yolks in a mixing bowl, add in sugar, in 3 separate additions and with a manual whisk, whisk till the mixture becomes sticky and turn pale.

(5)Drizzle in the oil, whisking at the same time till the mixture is well combine.  Sieve over the flour mixture and whisk until flour mixture is fully incorporated into the batter. 

(6)In a clean, dry mixing bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until mixture becomes frothy and foamy.  Gradually beat in the sugar and beat on high speed until just before stiff peaks.

(7)Add the beaten egg white into the egg yolk batter in 3 separate additions, each time folding gently with a spatula until just blended.

(8)Scope a little portion of batter and mix it thoroughly with coco sauce.  Then spoon it into the egg batter, use a skewer stick to create swirl pattern.

(9)Pour batter into an 18cm (7”) tube pan (do not grease the pan).  Tap the pan lightly on a table top to get rid of any trapped air bubbles in the batter.

(10)Bake in pre-heated oven at 170˚C for 45-50mins or until the cake surface turns golden brown, and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

(11)Remove from the oven and invert the pan immediately.  Let cool completely before unmould. 

(12)To remove the cake from the pan, run a thin-bladed knife around the inside of the pan and the center core.  Release the cake and run the knife along the base of the pan to remove the cake.

I’m baking Chiffon Cake along with the rest of the bloggers.  Therefore I’m linking this post to Bake Along, which is organised and hosted by 3 beautiful ladies –

I’m also submitting this for Cook-Your-Books #14.  The
recipe is adapted from 65 手作经点蛋糕.
Cook-Your-Books is organised and hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavour.


  1. Hi Amy
    Happy 1st Blog Anniversary! Congratulations!
    Though I've only known your blog less than a year, it is wonderful to know you, even though it is only through blogging. And I always thought that your cakes are all so delicious looking! You are a talented baker, and the journey of baking and cooking is an even better one, with family and friends to share!
    Your marble chiffon cake looks wonderful! I like simple cakes like this, it makes the perfect family-tea time snack!
    Thank you for your support in all the events that we have organized. It is the support of all our wonderful blogger friends that makes the events exciting and fun. Here's to another year of delicious blogging, Cheers!

  2. Hello Amy, big big cheers to your 1st Blog Anniversary! Thanks for sharing the delicious bakes and foods and glad to know you through blogging ^-^! Your Marble Chiffon Cake must be delicious as it looks so fluffy soft !

  3. Hi Amy! Happy anniversary! I love the "pattern" on your chiffon cake!

  4. Hi Amy,

    Happy Blog Anniversary!!! Funny that I'm your first blogging friend... and I'm so glad that I know you. I can't remember how I actually stumbled into your blog and happy that we are great friends now :D

    You have an amazing one year of baking and blogging and happy happy happy too to bake along with you!!! Your marble chiffon cake looks beautiful with its pretty chocolate swirls.


  5. Hi Amy, marble chiffon cake is one of my favourite especially when I add some orange zest to it. Happy Blog Anniversary. I like your bakes.

  6. HI Amy...mmmm, just left a comment but not too sure if it has gotten through :(

    Anyway, Happy 1st Blog Anniversary ^^

    Loved the great marbled effect you had on your lovely chiffon. ;)

  7. well said..and i hope all these inspirations and motivations will keep continue on. Happy 1st blog anniversary and wishing you many many years of blogging to come. Very delighted to have you joining us for the chiffon theme with your marble chiffon, it;s a lovely one! Cheers!

  8. That looks very well done Amy, I love the way your marbling look too!

  9. Hi Amy,
    Happy Blog Anniversary!
    I am glad to know you via blogging :)
    That is a pretty marble chiffon. i love the pretty marbling in the chiffon.