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Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake Recipe


This cake recipe makes lemony, light, and luscious lemon-flavored chiffon cake with a creamy filling made with lemon pie filling.


  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 large egg yolks egg yolks
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 6 large egg whites egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½ cups lemon pie filling
  • 8 slices lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/2 cup sugar. Add oil, egg yolks, water and lemon rind. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. In a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until peaks form. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, and beat until very stiff and shiny peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into the batter, then quickly fold in remaining whites until no streaks remain. Turn batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Invert cake and cool completely in pan. When cool, loosen edges and shake pan to remove cake.
  5. To Make Filling: Beat cream to stiff peaks. Fold in lemon filling. Chill until stiff.
  6. To Assemble Cake: Slice cake horizontally into 3 equal layers. Fill layers with 1/3 cup of filling. Spread remaining filling on top layer. Decorate with lemon slices.

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Nutritional Information

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Servings Per Recipe: 14
Calories: 459.5
% Daily Value *
protein: 14 %
carbohydrates: 22 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 4 %
fat: 30 %
saturated fat: 32 %
cholesterol: 58 %
vitamin a iu: 11 %
niacin equivalents: 18 %
vitamin b6: 5 %
vitamin c: 19 %
folate: 13 %
calcium: 10 %
iron: 12 %
magnesium: 4 %
potassium: 4 %
sodium: 14 %
thiamin: 18 %
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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