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Raspberry Chocolate Chiffon Cake


Raspberry Sauce

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen raspberries, thawed (reserve liquid)
  • Water (if needed)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice


  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 7 egg yolks
  • 1 cup egg whites (7 to 8)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 cups frozen whipped cream, thawed


  1. Prepare Raspberry Sauce; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Raspberry Sauce: Drain one package frozen raspberries, thawed. Reserve liquid. If necessary add water to liquid to make 2/3 cup.
  3. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch in saucepan; stir in raspberry liquid. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons orange juice and raspberries.
  5. Cake: Mix cocoa and water; cool.
  6. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  7. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda and salt.
  8. Beat oil, vanilla extract, yolks and cocoa mixture until smooth.
  9. Beat whites and cream of tartar in large bowl, until very stiff peaks form; gradually pour yolk mixture over whites, folding just until blended. Pour into ungreased tube pan, 10 x 4-inches.
  10. Bake on lowest oven rack until top springs back when touched, 65 to 70 minutes.
  11. Invert on heat proof funnel; let stand until cake is cold.
  12. Cut cake horizontally into 3 layers.
  13. Spread 1 1/3 cups whipped topping and scant 1/2 cup raspberry sauce between each layer and over top of cake.
  14. Refrigerate any remaining cake.

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