Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake

Cream Cheese Chiffon Cake Recipe
Recipe adapted from ちっちゃなチーズケーキのレシピブック

45g self-raising flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
30g cream cheese, at room temperature
40g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
2 egg whites
2 tbs water
1 tbs vegetable oil

For the cream cheese topping:
150ml fresh cream
3 tbs cream cheese
1 tbs caster sugar
strawberry jam

1) Whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside.
2) Pre-heat the oven to 170 deg C. Grease a 7-cm diameter muffin pan.
3) Using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese and 1/2 of the sugar until smooth. Add yolk, follow by water and oil. Beat well with each addition.
4) Sift flour mixture into (3). Using a rubber spatula, mix until just combined.
5) In a separate bowl, beat egg white until frothy. With the mixer running, add the remaining sugar in a slow stream and continue to beat until the egg whites are glossy and form firm peaks.
6) With a light hand, fold 1/3 of egg white into cream cheese mixture until just combined.
7) Repeat step (6) with the remaining egg white.
8) Scrape the batter into muffin pan. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the center of the cake turns out clean.
9) Let the cakes cool on wire rack while you prepare the cream cheese topping.
10) Put all topping ingredients (except strawberry jam) in a medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip the mixture over a larger bowl filled with iced water until frothy.
11) Spread the topping on the cakes, topped with 1 teaspoon of strawberry jam. Serve.


ChenC said…
All your pictures look the same. Same blue plate, same doiley paper, same fork. Everytime.
That is a wonderful recipe! Those little cakes must be divine.


sana said…
what a lovely cake! I must try soon ;)
Jo said…
Looks absolutely yummy. Would not have thought of adding cream cheese to a chiffon cake.
daphne said…
This looks awesome! and not to mention cute cute cute! I really like the idea of having some strawberry jam on top first before the topping. That's a sweet idea.
Kitchen Corner said…
These little chiffon cake looks pretty and lovely!
Elin Chia said…
Piggy ...these light cakes are lovely and with cheese cream topping..perfect finish! Thanks for sharing the recipe...I shall try making this :)
grub said…
your pictures always look so cute ^^ this looks like a simple recipe and since i have a block of cream cheese in the fridge, ill try make this :D