Mini Chiffon Cake With Just 1 Egg

Mini Chiffon Cake With Just 1 Egg

With just 1 egg, you can bake a mini chiffon cake. Users have commented that you can also make muffins or mini decorated cakes. Try it out for yourself.

Ingredients: 12 cm mini chiffon cake mold

Egg white
1 medium or large
A pinch
10 g
10 g
Egg yolk
1 medium or large
10 g
2 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Cake flour
20 g
Vanilla extract
1 drop
Powdered sugar
to taste
Strawberries, any type of berries
to taste


1. Prepare 5 containers. Prepare 2 small clean bowls that have no moisture or oil (for egg yolk and for egg whites). Bowl 3: sugar and cornstarch. Bowl 4: sugar. Bowl 5: flour. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
2. Put barely a pinch of salt into the bowl with the egg whites and whip. Add sugar and cornstarch to the egg whites in 2 batches and beat. Use a hand mixer on high speed. Tilt the bowl but don't let the contents spill out.
3. Using the same unwashed hand mixer, beat the egg yolk until foamy. Midway through, add 10 g of sugar and beat until thickened. Add 2 tablespoons of water and 1 tablespoon of oil and beat together with a hand mixer on high.
4. Sift 20 g of flour into the mixture from Step 3 and mix until smooth. First beat with a hand mixer, then switch to a rubber spatula to get the flour and batter off the edges and bring it all together neatly.
5. Add 1/3 of the meringue made in Step 2 to the bowl from Step 4 and beat on high with a hand mixer. When it has been mixed together, transfer the contents (using a rubber spatula) to the bowl from Step 2 and mix together by gently scooping from the bottom, being careful not to break the foam. Mix evenly and add vanilla extract.
6. Without greasing the mini chiffon mold, pour in the batter slowly so that it creeps to the sides. Don't add the batter that sticks to the sides. Right after pouring into the mold, and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 170°C.
7. After it has baked, drop it on the counter from a height of 30 cm to prevent shrinkage. When it has cooled slightly, cover completely with a plastic bag and refrigerate until chilled and moist.
8. Once it has cooled completely, push the cake gently with your fingers, gently push up from the bottom and remove the cake from the mold. Use a butter knife if it won't come out.
9. Sprinkle powdered sugar, top with strawberries or berries and you have finished a cute decorated cake It's tiny and fluffy and yummy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I thought, with 3 eggs you can make 3 mini chiffon cakes, so with 1 egg you can make 1 cake. So I tried it and it worked. I successfully composed a recipe using 1 whole egg to make a mini chiffon cake. There is just a moderate amount of sugar, so if you eat 1/4 of the cake, the calorie intake is minimal. It's good for when you're dieting. Using smaller eggs is difficult, so use a medium or large egg.