“Lovelight” – Light and Fluffy

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“Lovelight” 2-egg Chiffon – A yellow layer cake. So large, so Light, so luscious!

2 eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
3 teaspoons double-action baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup oil
1 cup milk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Heat oven to 350° F (mod.). Grease generously and dust with flour 2 round layer pans, 8 by at least 1 1/2″ or 9 x 1 1/2″, or 1 oblong pan, 13 x 9 1/2 x 2″. Beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually beat in 1/2 cup of the sugar. Beat until stiff and glossy.

Sift remaining sugar, flour, baking powder and salt into another bowl. Add oil, half of milk andv anilla. Beat 1 minute, medium speed on mixer or 150 vigorous strokes by hand. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl constantly. Add remaining milk and egg yolks. Beat 1 more minute, scraping bowl constantly. Fold in meringue. Pour into prepared pans. Bake layers 30 to 35 minutes; oblong, 40 to 45 minutes.

NOTE: For cupcakes, pour batter into 24 muffin cups lined with paper cups. Bake 18 to 20 minutes at 400° F.