Lemon Chiffon Cake

Hello there!

You are looking for my Lemon Chiffon Cake recipe, right?!

Then you’re in the right spot.

This cake is a delicious dessert, that if full of lemon flavor.

And it is so pretty, your friends and family will be super impressed.

Now, let me walk you through the process, and I promise, at the end of the post is the recipe.   😉

I don’t usually tend to gravitate to sour things.  So lemons aren’t typically on my radar.  But, this is my brother’s favorite cake, he picks it for his birthday every year.  However, because of my aversion to sour things, I had never tried this cake when I growing up.  So, finally, I decided to take the plunge, and make this cake.

Lemon Chiffon Cake, from #eatitandsayyum, #dessert # recipe

My mom used to use a lemon chiffon box cake mix, but they don’t make those anymore.  So she has been adapting recipes since then to get the cake how she likes it.  She kind of walked me through her process, and I picked out a recipe to use as my jumping off point and I went from there.

I am happy to report that I DO actually enjoy this cake.  Surprise to me.  I am going to have to start incorporating lemons and limes into my cooking more often.

Lemon Chiffon Cake from Eat It & Say Yum for the Monthly Ingredient Challenge

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Because there is lemon in EVERY aspect of this cake (the cake, the curd filling, and the frosting), I needed to zest and juice several lemons.  I think I used 5…

Juicing lemons for Lemon Chiffon Cake at Eat It & Say YumTo give the cake a lemon flavor I measured out 1/3 cup of lemon juice and then filled the rest of the way to 3/4 cup mark with water.  So, the amount of liquid is still correct, but the lemon flavor is there, too.

**RECIPE ON THE NEXT PAGE!**

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38 thoughts on “Lemon Chiffon Cake

  1. This cake sounds and looks amazing, Leia! I know my husband would love it and it would be perfect for his summer birthday! Delicious! Have a great day! xo

  2. This looks SOOO good! You have a gift with food! lol. I have a horrible track record with angel food cake… maybe I’ll try this when my skills improve, lol.

  3. I agree, I’m not one for sour lemon cake, but this looks DELICIOUS. My husband is on a diet right now (boo) but I’m bookmarking this for when he comes off of it… he’s my household lemon fiend…. 😀

  4. I made this yesterday for my aunt’s 60th birthday. I think it was the best (non chocolate) sponge I’ve ever made! So easy and incredibly light and fluffy. Definitely saving this recipe for another time 🙂 P.S. oil is missing in the instructions, I’m guessing it’s meant to be added in at the same time as the other wet ingredients.

  5. It sounds great, how can we make the cake from scratch? In my country we are not able to find the lemon Angel Foos Cake box. Thanks

        1. Sylvia, the recipe is listing the ingredients for the cake. You may notice the “:” after it says Lemon Angel Food Cake, that is the start of the list of ingredients for that portion on the dessert. Further down you will find a similar list for the ingredients needed for the lemon curd, and then another list for the ingredients for the frosting. Hopefully that will help you read the recipe a little better.

      1. I was reviewing your recipe and I have one question….when making the curd, do you use just the egg yokes or a whole egg? The comment about not wasting food made me think you used just egg yokes.

  6. Made this cake today. Since it is cooling I thought I would send a comment. I make my lemon curd in the microwave,. So much easier than on top of the stove. Just google microwave lemon curd. I made it last night and it is now nice and cold. I have it sitting on the counter so I can spoon easier onto my delicious cake. (did I mention that I snagged a bit when I cut the layers) My cream cheese is also coming to room temp. Just a reminder. Bring your eggs to room temperature before making the cake or the curd or for any baking. The egg whites whip up beautifully and the egg yolks get so smooth and glossy.
    I’m thinking of adding a berry to my layers and on top. I’ll let you know how it turns out

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    1. I think I used two… Next time I make this I will write down how many, haha. I measured all the juice to get just what I needed, but I think two would be enough.

  8. You should try an orange chiffon cake some time! Soooo good! I had a slice at a resort years ago and have never forgot that one piece of cake! It had orange curd in between the layers! Yummy!

  9. OK…you caught my eye!…LEMON!!! My absolute Favorite!!! But, I’m going to take a Shortcut…..l have an Angel Food Cake Mix! I’ve made it into Lemon in the past, & it was Yum!!! But, yours looks even BETTER !!! I Love Lemon Curd! And, who can resist Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting???? NOT ME !!! I will let you know how it comes out!
    (I had a lovely lady from Scotland get me hooked on LEMON CURD!! She brought it for my Scones …& I was done! And, I’ve put it in between a Victoria Sponge!…to die for !) (&, Yes, Lemon Curd on Scones (raisin or cranberry or cherry/orange -oh, YES! Super !!! With a cup a cuppa tea!)!

    1. Yes, let me know how the box mix turns out. My recipe isn’t quite as light as a box mix will most likely turn out. But I bet it will be delicious. You really can’t go wrong with Lemon Curd, so yummy!!! Enjoy!

  10. OK…you caught my eye!…LEMON!!! My absolute Favorite!!! But, I’m going to take a Shortcut…..l have an Angel Food Cake Mix! I’ve made it into Lemon in the past, & it was Yum!!! But, yours looks even BETTER !!! I Love Lemon Curd! And, who can resist Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting???? NOT ME !!! I will let you know how it comes out!
    (I had a lovely lady from Scotland get me hooked on LEMON CURD!! She brought it for my Scones …& I was done! And, I’ve put it in between a Victoria Sponge!…to die for !) (&, Yes, Lemon Curd on Scones (raisin or cranberry or cherry/orange -oh, YES! Super !!! With a cup a cuppa tea!)!

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