Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe

This Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe is a classic lovelight creation updated for the modern day.

| October 2013

  • "Vintage Cakes," by Julie Richardson, offers recipes from the smallest cupcake to the grandest chiffon.
    Cover Courtesy Ten Speed Press
  • This Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe is topped with amazing chocolate whipping cream.
    Photo Courtesy Ten Speed Press

Vintage Cakes (Ten Speed Press, 2013) — Julie Richardson's newest collection of dessert treasures — offers readers enough cupcake, flips, rolls, layers, and chiffon cake recipes to please any crowd. From the chapter “Layer Cakes,” this Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe hearkens back to the famous “lovelight” chiffon cakes of the 1950s.

You can purchase this book from the GRIT store: Vintage Cakes

More from Vintage Cakes:
Lemon Almond Cake Recipe
Texas Sheet Cake Recipe
Coffee Crunch Cake Recipe

Chocolate Chiffon Cake Recipe

The adjective “lovelight” was inspired by the comments of homemakers who tested Betty Crocker chiffon recipes in the 1950s, as part of a nationwide home recipe testing program. Many of them shared that their husbands loved the delicate and feathery light chiffon cakes — and so the term “lovelight” was coined. With a chocolate whipping cream filling, this chiffon cake is sublime. 

Bake Time: 50-55 minutes

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