Refer to Recipe ID: 468628 to make the base chiffon cake. If you bake it on Christmas Eve, you only have to decorate it on Christmas Day. Of course, as it's a chiffon cake, it will stay fluffy for 2-3 days!
If you are making cocoa chiffon cake, mix 20 g cocoa powder with cake flour. You can use orange juice (100%) or simmered tea instead of water - anything you like...
Here, I simply coated it with heavy cream and decorated with blueberries. I melted leftover chocolate over hot water and used it for decoration.
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to make a fluffy, decorated cake so I made it with a chiffon cake. My family loved it!! I don't need to order a cake from the bakery any more.
To make a round Christmas cake: Remove from the mould and cut 3 cm above the crack on the upper baked surface, then flatten the surface (Put the knife in from the side and cut straight through). Then fill the hollow centre with the cut ends and coat with cream and decorate when it is filled. You can adjust the height of high chiffon cakes by cutting the top. Slice the cake in half and fill it with cream and strawberries for an extravagant cake!