Monday, August 11, 2014

Orange Rice Flour Chiffon Cake with Orange Peels 米粉香橙糖渍戚风蛋糕


I have sleeping problem again since a week ago,  since I have hard time fall back to sleep after woke up at midnight. Instead of tossing on the bed trying hard to sleep, must well make use of the "opportunity" to prepare in advance the posts for the baking and cooking that I had done previously. So that even I am not available to do blog visiting frequently but I am still able to update blog regularly as I just need to click on the publish button before I start work :p.

Ever since my success on the golden sponge cake, I actually baked many flavors but yet to share. Then after the successful of tang mian aka cooked dough chiffon cake, I decided to give the rice flour chiffon cake a try since there are so many raving on it. 

I baked orange flavor as there are many oranges in the fridge. I referred to the recipe from Joceline and Carol's "烘焙新手必备的第一本书". The baking was successful, the cake was tall and spongy and the texture is fantastic but a bit dry (probably I had over baked) and the taste, too bland for me as I don't have candied orange peels with me then. Thus, I decided to give it another try but with some modification to enhance the taste.

Recipe with modification from Butter, Flour and Me, Carol's "烘焙新手必备的第一本书" and steps from Tang Mian Chiffon Cake.

Ingredients : for 8" chiffon cake pan

5 egg yolks
8g caster sugar
40g corn or sunflower oil  
1/8 tsp salt
60g cake flour
30g rice flour 在来米粉/粘米粉
80g fresh orange juice

40g candied orange peels 糖渍
1 tbsp orange zest
1 tsp orange extract

5 egg whites
50g caster sugar
1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar (I only used 1/2)

Method :
1. Sift cake flour and rice flour twice.
2. Mix egg yolks and sugar in a bowl, whisk till sugar has dissolved.
3. Add in oil, salt, orange juice, candied orange peels, orange extract and orange zest and mix well.
4. Sift in flour and whisk well.
5.In another bowl, beat the egg whites and lemon juice/vinegar till frothy. Add in sugar gradually and beat until approaching stiff peaks (meringue stand straight with a little curve at the tip) or till stiff peaks (this stage is a bit difficult to fold with egg yolk mixture).
6. Use whisk to loosen the egg yolk batter a bit, then take 1/3 of meringue and use a hand whisk to mix well with egg yolk batter.
7. Fold in 1/2 of meringue and use a silicone spatula, gently fold with egg yolk batter till slightly combined. Fold in the balance meringue and gently fold till well combined.
8. Pour the batter from a considerable height into cake pan, lightly shake it left and right to level the cake, then gently bang the cake pan on the table top to release air bubbles.

9. Bake at pre-heated oven at 150C at center rack for 25 mins and 160C for 15-20 mins. (I off the top heat element and on it back during the last 15 mins)
10. Remove the cake pan from oven, drop it from high side to prevent the cake shrink too much during cool process.
11. Turn the cake pan upside down and cool completely before remove from the cake pan. 

The cake is so soft, fluffy, fine texture and moist, can fight with the tang mian method. I fall in love with this method, it gets the similar result as tang mian but do not require to cook the dough, save time and gas right lol. When I ate the cake during the same day of baking, I was not satisfied with the taste as I still finds the orange taste is not strong enough. However when I tasted the cake next day, the taste became stronger and better. The cake is still soft and moist even after chilled, nice to eat while is still cold. Everyone given compliments on this cake which they think the texture and taste is very good. My buddy M who is tang mian's fan, after tried my recipe, now fall in fall with this rice flour recipe too. Double thumbs up! I have used this recipe to churn out many flavors, my favourite recipe now :D!

I'm linking this post to Cook-Your-Books #15 organised by Joyce from Kitchen Flavours.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Bake for Happy Kids and My Little Favourite DIY, and hosted by Diana from The Domestic Goddess Wannabe


  1. hello。早安。
    应该太压力了会影响睡眠。要relax一些了。take care my dear .

  2. Jess,
    I had this sleeping problems for quite sometimes already, and recently I will automatic wake-up at 3am daily. Sigh! I guess when we are around this age, the less sleep symdrome will come naturally ba.

    Your chiffon looks so light, fluffy and yummy, I definitely wanting to try this recipe asap. Thanks for sharing ^o^

  3. 这个戚风蛋糕体做的真细腻,照片也拍的很美, 喜欢喜欢!

  4. Your chiffon cake looks moist, fine and fluffy!

  5. Now i very scare to do chiffon cake, mine also fail...

  6. love the texture of your cake... so fluffy... i am sitting here, patiently for a couple of slices ;)

  7. Hi Jess,

    Not sleeping well at yet? Are you too stressed with everything? Hope everything is ok with you...

    Nice rice flour chiffon cake. Sadly, I have not try baking one yet :D


  8. Very nice, Jess! Your chiffon cake looks very soft and spongy. With orange zest and orange peel, aromatic!

  9. 不知道是不是有了年纪,我现在也会这样哦,昨晚也是,一直睡不着 :(

  10. I made an organe chiffon cake last weekend and it flopped on me. :( I shall book mark your recipe to try - hope I have better luck this time round!! Thanks for linking!

  11. Hi Jess,
    Your cake looks lovely! I have yet to try baking chiffon cake using this method. Will give it a try one day!
    Thanks for sharing with CYB!

  12. Hi Jess,
    I love orange chiffon and yours looks spongy and soft.
    I have not try adding rice flour chiffon, must try soon,

    Sorry that you have not sleep well recently.
    Zoe is right, stress will cause that and aging will too :p
    Try go for a body massage, you will be more relieve maybe can sleep well :)
    Take care friend xoxo

  13. Hi Jess..I have not tried baking chiffon with rice flour. Yours looked light and fluffy. I should give it a try too. Like you, I also have problems sleeping after waking up.

  14. Wow! This chiffon cake looks so soft & fluffy! I've never tried using rice flour in making chiffon cake but it looks like it works pretty well too. Thanks for sharing this recipe ;)

  15. i hv tried the rice flour method recently and i was happy with the texture. Havent tried the cooked dough method gas? hahaha...

    Hope you are not waking up too frequently during your sleep, can be very tiring during day time. Relax ...relax...


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