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Peppermint Chiffon Cake Recipe

Peppermint Chiffon Cake

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"Use cake flour and peppermint extract to deliver an oh-so-minty cake, perfect for Christmas-time entertaining!"

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Original recipe makes 1 -9 inch tube or bundt cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Separate the eggs.
  3. Sift the cake flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the oil, egg yolks, water, peppermint extract and vanilla extract. Beat with mixer on low for 1 minute.
  4. Beat egg whites with cream of tarter until stiff peaks form. Gently fold the whites into the yolk mixture. Pour 1/3 of the batter into a separate bowl and tint with the food coloring.
  5. Alternate large spoonfuls of red and plain batter into an ungreased tube or bundt pan. Run a knife or spatula through the batter to make a swirled effect.
  6. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 55 minutes. Increase heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until done. Let cake cool in pan on rack. Once cool remove from pan and frost, if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Mmm!! This cake is really good. I didn't have any cake flour so for each one cup of flour needed, I used one cup of regular flour, minus 2 tbsp. and then added 2 tbsp. of cornstarch. It worked fine! Also, I decided to use mint flavored frosting. I'm adding that recipe to Allrecipes... "Chlyha427's Mint Frosting." Check it out! It really made the cake great!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2008

this more like a sponge cake, it has great flavor, and I made a peppermint icing to go on it, next time I'll reduce the eggs and add vetable oil or butter to give more of a cake texture.


18 Ratings

Jan 03, 2008

very good, made for x-mas eve birthday cake, left out food coloring, bake a little longer than barely brown, top with glaze of peppermint, milk, butter, sugar, and crushed candy canes and melted drizzled chocolate, easy and tasty and light

Dec 30, 2005

This was absolutely delicious. Everyone wanted the recipe. Looks more complicated than it really is. Very easy to make. I frosted it with cool whip and put some holiday sprinkles on top. Rave reviews!!

Dec 24, 2008

This is a lovely cake. I only used 1 tsp of peppermint because I was almost out and I wanted to frost with peppermint icing too. The frosting is really what made this cake excellent, thus 4 stars instead of 5. I used Mint Buttercream Frosting with Dark Chocolate Glaze from this site. That made it to die for! Without frosting it's a bit dry. But still very pleasant flavor and spongy consistency.

Dec 21, 2008

While I haven't made this particular Chiffon cake, the recipe is exactly the same as mine for Maple Chiffon - Just sub mapline for the peppermint. This is a cake I have made for 30 years and it NEVER comes out dry! Perhaps the egg whites were over-beat and too stiff? Great Alteration to a classic! Thanks for the recipe!!

Dec 28, 2007

i enjoyed the taste of the cake immensely. it was very fluffy, but i have to agree that it was a bit dry. I used the "vanilla glaze" from this site, adding in a tsp or so of peppermint extract to the glaze, and then topping off with crushed candy canes.

Jul 24, 2007

The peppermint was delicious. It had a very smooth after-taste. The cake was not overwhelming. It would make a light after dinner dessert. I did not have cake flour so I substituted all-purpose flour and just used less.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 48.9 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 108 mg
  • 36%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 358 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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