Superb Savory Chiffon Cake: Pizza Edition

Superb Savory Chiffon Cake: Pizza Edition

This is a savory fluffy pizza flavored chiffon cake.
I decided to break the rules that dictate that chiffon cake has to be sweet! It tastes better than it sounds!

Ingredients: 20 cm mold/18 cm mold

◎Pizza sauce
80 ml/60 ml
◎Vegetable juice
50 ml/40 ml
◎Dried basil (optional)
to taste
Cake flour
120 g/90 g
Egg white
Caster sugar
10 g/8 g
Egg yolk
White sugar
10 g/8 g
Olive oil
1 tablespoon/1 tablespoon


1. Preparing the ingredients: Sift the cake flour. Separate the egg yolks and egg whites, and place into separate bowls. Mix the ◎ ingredients together.
2. Beat the egg whites with a handheld mixer. Add the white sugar, and beat into a glossy meringue that forms peaks.
3. Add sugar to the egg yolks, and beat with the handheld mixer. Beat well until it turns white, and has some thick tracks remaining.
4. Add vegetable oil, then the ◎ cake flour to the bowl from Step 3 in that order, mixing well between additions with a handheld mixer.
5. Even out the texture of the meringue from Step 2 using a clean egg beater.
6. Add 1/3 of the meringue to the bowl from step 4, and mix with an egg beater (I mixed everything aside from Step 5 using the handheld mixer from Step 2).
7. Switch to a rubber spatula at this point, and mix so that no lumps of the meringue remain but without popping the bubbles.
8. Pour into the mold from a high point, and tap the entire mold lightly against a surface to remove the larger bubbles (do so while holding onto the funnel!)
9. Bake in an oven preheated to 180°C for 40 minutes! (There will be differences based on your oven, so use this time as reference).
10. After baking, drop the mold from a height of 15 cm, and immediately flip it upside down to cool. (Place into a plastic bag to prevent it from drying out once it cools!)
11. According to the pizza sauce you are using, Step 4 might be too heavy. Adjust with vegetable juice!
12. I spread the tuna paste like this thinly on the cake and ate it. I think it would go well with a cheese-style sauce too. Please enjoy in any way you like! It also tastes great on its own.

Story Behind this Recipe

I've made savory dinner muffins as well as savory breads before, so I wondered - what about savory dinner chiffon cake?