Peppermint Chiffon Cake

An oh-so-minty cake!

Peppermint Chiffon Cake

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 7 eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 15 drops red food coloring

Instructions

1 Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2 Separate the eggs.

3 Sift the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the oil, egg yolks, water, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Beat with mixer on low for 1 minute.

4 Beat egg whites with cream of tarter until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whites into the yolk mixture. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a separate bowl and tint with the food coloring.

5 Alternate large spoonfuls of red and plain batter into an ungreased tube or bundt pan. Run a knife or spatula through the batter to make a swirled effect.

6 Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 55 minutes. Increase heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until done. Let cake cool in pan on rack. Once cool remove from pan and frost, if desired.

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