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Good day my beautiful people! Happy Friday!

To cheer you up from this dreary weather that’s about to hit after a couple of sun shiny glorious days, here’s a recipe to a cake!

Not just any cake.

I present to you Poh’s (from Poh’s Kitchen) Orange Chiffon Cake!

Why am I sharing with you a straight cut, out of the book recipe? To prove to you that it can be done easily and to share that Poh is awesome (if you didn’t know already :)) Now join in the clan of #pohstalkers on instagram 🙂

This is a cake recipe that is so perfect that I didn’t have to make any changes to it, other than the way it was presented. Instead of using the chocolate and roasted hazelnuts that was in the recipe, I instead tried to keep to the integrity of the fruit by keeping it orange all the way through with an orange glaze and orange segments.


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5 from 1 vote

Poh’s Orange Chiffon Cake Recipe


For Orange Chiffon Cake

  • 5 Egg Whites (at room temperature)
  • 2.5 grams Cream of Tartar (sifted)
  • 75 grams Caster Sugar
  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 75 grams Caster Sugar (additional)
  • 100 ml Coconut Milk
  • 80 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 80 ml Orange Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon Orange Zest (finely grated)
  • 150 gram Plain Flour (sifted)
  • 7 grams Baking Powder (sifted)

For Orange Glaze & Garnish

  • 160 grams Confectioners Sugar (powdered/icing sugar)
  • 15-20 ml Orange Juice (freshly squeezed)
  • Orange Zest (as required)
  • Segmented Orange


  • Preheat the oven to 170 degrees Celsius (160 degrees fan forced).
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Slowly add the caster sugar a little at a time and whisk until stiff peaks are formed. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the additional caster sugar until a pale, thick and fluffy mixture is formed.
  • Add the coconut milk, vegetable oil, orange juice, zest, flour and baking powder and whisk until combined.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the yolk mixture.
  • Pour into a 22cm Angel Cake tin (remember to not grease it. Poh also notes that you do not use a non-stick tin).
  • Bake for 50-55 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • When the cake is out of the oven, immediately invert the tin and leave the cake in the tin to cool completely on a flat surface (this takes approximately 2 hours).

For the Orange Glaze

  • Mix the sugar and the orange juice in a small mixing jug (or bowl) until a smooth pale glaze forms.
  • When the cake has cooled completely, decorate by glazing the cake with the Orange Glaze, orange segments and zest.


Make sure that you have all your ingredients lined up and that you are organised as this helps quicken the process (i.e. measure sugar in two separate bowls so that you can just keep going with the whisking).
Do remember to invert the cake on a flat surface, an uneven surface may result in breakage when the cake "drops" down (it happened to me the first time).
Adapted from Poh's Kitchen (


So what do you think of my ode to Poh’s Orange Chiffon Cake? I’ve made this a few times now (mostly with the orange glaze) but with different toppings.

It definitely is a crowd favourite. I brought it into work one day and everyone commented on how light and fluffy the cake was.