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Strawberry Rhubarb Chiffon Cake
- 1 3/4
- cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- teaspoons baking powder
- teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4
- cups granulated sugar
- cup vegetable oil
- egg yolks
- strawberries, pureed in blender or food processor (about 3/4 cup)
- drops red liquid food color
- egg whites
- teaspoon cream of tartar
Filling and Glaze
- cup frozen cut rhubarb, thawed, drained or chopped fresh rhubarb
- teaspoons grated lemon peel
- cup granulated sugar
- tablespoon water
- 1 1/2
- cups quartered strawberries
- cup whipping cream
- 1 1/2
- cup powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup of the granulated sugar until blended. Add oil, egg yolks, pureed strawberries and food color. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed about 2 minutes or until blended; set aside.
- 2 Wash and dry beaters. In medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute 30 seconds or until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 3/4 cup granulated sugar. Beat until stiff peaks form. Fold one-third of the egg white mixture into the egg yolk batter gently but thoroughly. Fold in remaining egg white mixture. Pour into ungreased 10-inch angel food (tube) cake pan. Tap pan on counter to remove air bubbles.
- 3 Bake 50 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof bottle or funnel. Let hang about 2 hours or until cake is completely cool.
- 4 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat rhubarb, lemon peel, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and the water to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until soft and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; set aside to cool, about 30 minutes. Stir in quartered strawberries.
- 5 In medium bowl, beat 1/2 cup of the whipping cream and 1 tablespoon of the powdered sugar until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1/2 cup of the cooled strawberry-rhubarb mixture. Reserve remaining mixture for top of cake.
- 6 Place cake top side down on serving platter. Cut 1-inch layer off top of cake; set aside. Cut tunnel into cake 1 inch deep and 1 inch wide; discard tunnel scraps. Fill tunnel with strawberry-rhubarb cream mixture. Replace top of cake.
- 7 To make glaze, stir together remaining 1/2 cup whipping cream and remaining powdered sugar (almost 1 1/2 cups) in medium bowl until smooth. Spoon glaze over top of cake, letting it run down side. Top with reserved strawberry-rhubarb mixture just before serving.
Short on time? Make the strawberry rhubarb mixture (step 4) up to 2 days ahead of time. Store covered in refrigerator until ready to use.
Rhubarb and strawberries are a refreshing pair for spring. To prepare fresh rhubarb, trim the ends and discard all traces of the leaves (rhubarb leaves are poisonous). Scrub the stalks and cut into pieces about 1 inch in length.