Basic Tea Chiffon Cake♪

Basic Tea Chiffon Cake♪

Each step has a photo!
This is a must-see for beginners or those of you who haven't been successful at making chiffon cake!
This is a fluffy and moist chiffon cake with the aroma of tea.

Ingredients: 17 cm chiffon mold

Egg white
4 large
Egg yolk
3 large
Granulated sugar
65 g
Vegetable oil
35 g
Cake flour
60 g
Tea bag
2 packs (about 4 g)
Tea liquid (makes 45g):
80 g
Tea bags
2 packs (about 4 g)


1. First, separate the egg yolks and whites. Return the egg yolks to room temperature, place the egg whites into the fridge, then prepare the other ingredients and tools.
2. Mix the cake flour and tea leaves together and sift. Place the tea liquid ingredients into a sauce pan, brew a cup of strong tea. Set aside 45 g, and let it cool.
3. Remove the egg whites from the fridge, lift them with a fork or chopsticks to lightly whisk.
4. Whip with an electric hand mixer. Once it has turned white and frothy, add in granulated sugar (set aside one tablespoon) in 3 batches, and whip each time.
5. It is done once it has turned into a proper stiff meringue. It's ready when the meringue still stands even when the mixer blades are lifted. Place into the fridge.
6. After making the meringue, preheat the oven. Set it to 170ºC when using an electric oven.
7. Beat the one tablespoon of sugar set aside in Step 4 with the egg yolks using a hand mixer until they change color a bit.
8. Add the vegetable oil to the egg yolks and whisk together until blended well. Then add the tea liquid, and mix until fine bubbles form like shown in the photo.
9. Sift the flour mixture once more and add to Step 8, and mix until the batter is no longer floury.
10. Whip the meringue again. Take the meringue you made in Step 5 out of the fridge, mix with an egg beater, doing so until the bubbles are extremely fine.
11. Scoop up the meringue, add to Step 9 and mix. This is to make it easier to add in the rest of the meringue afterwards, so mix well.
12. Add the remaining meringue in 2 to 3 batches, and mix by lifting it up from the bottom with a rubber spatula. Turn the bowl while mixing. Be careful not to pop the bubbles.
13. Pour into the mold at a height. After pouring it in, shake the mold a bit to flatten the surface.
14. Press down firmly on the round piece and sides with both hands, and tap against the counter several times to remove trapped air pockets.
15. Bake in an oven at 170ºC for 35 minutes. It is finished baking when an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Invert the cake immediately and let it cool.
16. After confirming that it has completely cooled, remove it from the mold. Using your hands and a palette knife etc., remove it carefully.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to create a chiffon cake recipe that even beginners could make without fail...