Lady Praline Chiffon Cake

Preparation info

  • Yield:


    10 inch Tube Cake
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Baked Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented

Baked Explorations

By Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

Published 2010

  • About

I feel like I was born at the tail end of the Chiffon Craze. It is as if the chiffon, a slightly denser cousin of angel food cake, was in vogue for a lifetime, then slowly drifted into irrelevance, like coq au vin. I remember chiffon cakes as regal affairs baked by regal ladies of a certain age, the kind of ladies who wore a large brooch pinned to their expensive jacket.

The chiffon cake was invented in California (the aptly named Harry Baker is credited with being its creator), but our Lady Praline Chiffon is dedicated to all stately Southern ladies and to the pecan.



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