CH Chocolate Chiffon Christmas Cake


CHocolate  CHristmas CHiffon Cake


Raising Robust Readers Chocolate Chiffon Christmas cake
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CH makes three sounds:  /ch/.  /k/.  /sh/

If you’re looking for a super easy, super cute idea to teach phonogram CH, then you should make CHocolate CHristmas Chiffon cake  from the recipe below.

Raising Robust Readers Chocolate Chiffon Christmas Cake
Raising Robust Readers Chocolate Chiffon Christmas cake


chif·fon    /SHiˈfän/
1.  a light, sheer fabric typically made of silk or nylon.  "a chiffon blouse”
2.  (of a cake or dessert) made with beaten egg whites to give a light consistency.
      modifier noun: "chiffon cake"

What fabric is chiffon?

Chiffon is a lightweight plain-woven fabric with a transparent appearance that you can almost see through.. The word Chiffon has a French origin which means a cloth. Chiffon is most commonly used to make dresses and scarves.  

What is chiffon cake?

A chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil instead of butter or shortening. The eggs are separated and the egg whites are whipped and folded into the batter.   This creates a very moist cake that do not tend to harden or dry out as traditional butter cakes might.

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CHocolate CHristmas CHiffon 


READY IN: 55 mins                      


1  cup sugar
1  cup cake flour
3/4  cup cocoa
2  teaspoons baking powder
1  teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks

1/2  cup canola oil

1/2  cup water​

1  teaspoon vanilla

6 large egg whites​

1/2   cup sugar​


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  

Lightly grease a 10" bundt pan.

Sift together the 1 cup sugar, cake flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.​

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients

In a bowl with a mixer, whip the whites to soft peaks, then slowly add the last 1/2 cup sugar and whip again.

Mix 1/3 of the whites into the chocolate base to lighten, then fold the remaining whites in gently.

Pour the batter into the bundt pan and bake for about 30 minutes, or until the cake begins to pull away from the sides. 

Remove for the oven and let cool, then turn onto a plate.​

NOTES:  This cake does not need icing, but you can sift a little powdered sugar over the top, fill the center with whipped cream and raspberries or serve with hot fudge sauce.  We decided to pour chocolate icing over the top of ours and finished it off with sprinkles.

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