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Old 12-12-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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Post Peppermint Chiffon Cake

Peppermint Chiffon Cake

2 1/2 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
7 eggs
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
15 drops red food coloring
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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