Glazed Marble Chiffon Cake


This recipe was one of those that were perfect from the start to the finish. A marvelous batter, beautifully peaked egg whites, gorgeous chocolate and a delectable orange glaze. A great tip for cooling bunt cakes that I have adapted over the years is to save a thick glass bottle; I use an empty olive oil bottle. This allows the cake to completely cool when it is sitting on it. You can also dampen a towel with HOT water and sit the cake on it; the steam should loosen your cake. The eggs may seem like a lot but that is what a chiffon cake is all about, it makes the cake fluffy and moist. If you reduce that, you will just have a plain dry cake.

Chocolate batter:
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup boiling water
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons oil

Orange batter:
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
7 egg yolks
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water, cold
2 teaspoons grated orange peel

Egg white mixture:
7 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Orange glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
4 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1. Pre-heat oven to 325 F. (chocolate batter) In a large mixing bowl add cocoa, sugar, oil and water, whisk until well blended. (Orange batter)In another large mixing bowl add flour, baking powder, salt and sugar blending well. Add egg yolks and water, mix well. (egg white mixture) In another large mixing bowl, add egg whites and cream of tartar. With an electric mixer beat until soft peaks form.

2. Remove 2 cups of orange batter add 2 teaspoons of grated orange peel then fold in egg white mixture sit side. Stir chocolate batter to the remaining orange batter. Mix well. In an un-greased 10-inch tube pan alternately spoon in orange batter then chocolate batter swirling with a knife afterward.

3. Bake for 70 minutes or until cake springs at your touch. Cool cake. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl add powdered sugar, butter, orange juice and orange peel. Blend well with an electric mixer. Glaze cooled cake with orange glaze.

Yields: 1 cake

8 Responses to Glazed Marble Chiffon Cake

  • meeso says:

    Wow, you are tempting me with that cake! The orange glaze just really finishes it beautifully!

  • Om Lujain© says:

    This look sinfully delicious masha’allaaaah! I want to try make it this weekend. i wanted to know where I would be able to find the Cream of tarter! My belly is growling just looking at the pic!!!

  • Om Lujain© says:

    On Another note- I wanted to know if you could get the recipe for the jibiniya (baked ones) up here enshallah.. :)

    Your husband must be one happy fellow masha’allah.. lol

  • Dr. Davon Jacobson, MD says:

    This is really a well laid out website. I love how your posts tie in with the food and drink theme so well. You seem to really love your site. I myself love to read up on recipes along side helping others in health. Keep up the great work here and please visit by my blog sometime. The url is http://healthy-nutrition-facts.blogspot.com

  • Noor says:

    Thanks you all, your all very sweet and your kind words make this all worth it. This cake was just lovely from start to finish, a great cake.

    You can find cream of tartar in the baking isles of most grocers. Here in Saudi you can get it at Tamimi or Hyper Panda. It looks like any other spice and somethings with the spices but usually with the baking things like vanilla.

    Om Lujain I do have that recipe and inshAllah will get it for for you soon. Thank you you are very sweet. I wish he knew that ;) wink..

    Dr. Davon thank you for your kind words I do love my blog, its a great hobby for a stay at home mom to be involved with and you meet a lot of nice people along the way. You have a very nice site as well.

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