Lemon Chiffon Cake

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This Lemon Chiffon Cake is very light and soft and it’s topped a delicious lemon glaze. From breakfast to dessert this chiffon cake will be a crowd pleaser all the time.


I know you guys were waiting for a dessert recipe from me, so I aim to please. I have a very pretty and super delicious, full of lemony flavor chiffon cake for you today.

The other day I went shopping at Target and I just can’t help myself from looking at kitchen stuff. So I happened to find myself in the baking isle and looking at bundt pans. I don’t know about you but I’m in love with bundt pans and their pretty shapes. But this time I bought a simple chiffon bundt pan and I couldn’t wait to get home and bake a chiffon cake. And that’s just what I did! But don’t worry, later on hubs ordered me a gorgeous rose bundt pan which I am super excited to try this weekend. I just have to think of a recipe worthy of such a beautiful pan.

Anywho, enough about bundt pans. Let’s talk chiffon cakes.

Ever make one before?

No? Well you’re not alone. I’ve only made them a couple times before, but I simply adore them. Chiffon cakes are so light, and they’re usually made with vegetable oil and are made soft and fluffy by beating egg whites until stiff and folding them into the batter. Trust me, all that work is worth it. The cake itself has a lot of lemon flavor but I also added some lemon glaze, which I’ll be honest with you and tell you it’s not really needed. There’s plenty of lemon flavor in the cake itself. However, if you don’t serve it with the glaze you might find it a bit dry, so you could serve it with whipped cream, or with some fruits or berries. Nutella!! Yes you can serve it with Nutella too, let’s not forget that. What’s that you say? Lemon and Nutella? Yes! I love Nutella with everything! That’s just how I roll.

But I love this cake for breakfast, I love it for dessert, it’s simply perfect. And isn’t it so pretty?


4.7 from 3 reviews
Lemon Chiffon Cake
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Serves: 12
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 8 eggs, separated
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2-1/2 tbsp grated lemon zest
Lemon Glaze
  • 6 tbsp butter , melted
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In large bowl, add flour, granulated sugar, baking powder and salt. Add oil, egg yolks, lemon juice, water and lemon zest; whisk until well combined. In large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold ⅓ of whipped egg whites into the batter to lighten. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites until mixture is combined; do not over mix or batter will deflate. Pour into ungreased pan; tap gently on counter to release air pockets.
  3. Bake 50-60 minutes or until cake springs back when touched. Invert pan immediately after removing from oven and allow to cool completely. Run knife around the sides and center of cake to loosen.
  4. For glaze, combine butter, zest, powdered sugar, juice and vanilla in medium bowl; stir until smooth. Pour over cooled cake and spread with spatula. Glaze will set hard within 30 minutes.


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  1. Lynne K. says

    The good news: The cake tastes fabulous. Bad news: I should have followed my gut and greased and floured the pan. I ended up getting it out, but it is not very pretty. :(

  2. Lola Elle Kaye says

    Will be making for the second time tonight (I forgot to save this recipe – and I just spent 2 hours looking for it – that shows you how big of a hit it was). This is simple and splendid!

  3. Judy says

    Are bundt pans all the same size? No..so what size? Do you use silicone? Can it be made in a normal baking tin. I have a lot of trouble taking the cake out of a bundt. I ran my knife round the outside and the Middle. Oh dear.
    Please help kind sweet clever Jo

    • says

      Hi Judy, there are many shapes and sizes of bundt pans. I have one that’s silicone, but for some reason it’s not my favorite so I don’t use it often. Usually for most bundt cakes you have to spray the bundt pans with cooking spray and this will make it super easy for the cake to fall right out when you flip it over. For this lemon chiffon cake though, all I had to do is run the knife around the outside and the middle just like you and tap it on the bottom a bit until it fell out.

  4. Ellen Best says

    Beautiful cake, light zesty and your directions were straightforward to follow. A great end to our English Sunday tea.

  5. Kim says

    I have never made a chiffon cake but that looks delicious. I just made a “skinny lemon cheesecake” yesterday, not a bundt cake but lemony and it was so light and delicious. I will have to go buy myself a bundt pan and try your recipe out. Have a nice Memorial Day weekend and Thanks for the recipe.

  6. says

    lol! I love bundt pans too! It’s a problem…fortunately they stack (sort of) 😉
    I really, really, really want a set of mini bundt pans but I must refrain!

    I’ve never made a chiffon cake but yours looks sensational! All the lemon and that glaze! ggahh!

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