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Saturday 29 December 2012

Hazelnut Coffee Chiffon Cake

I have a bad migraine lately and wasn't in a mood to bake anything though I am craving to have a piece or two slices of cake in the morning or during my tea time break.

I have read the fact that when one has migraine, another option to ease the pain is to have some intake of caffeine to ease down the pain.  Last night itself, right after the dinner, I took two tablets of paracetamol which has some caffeine in it, oh my, the whole night I was tossing and turning, I can't sleep....  grrrr..... till 3am!!

Coffee has caffeine in it so what could be better to bake some cakes with coffee it it, right?

Hazelnut Coffee Chiffon Cake
6 egg yolks
2 tubes (80g) of 3in1 Hazelnut Coffee Mix
70g milk
100g corn oil
100g self raising flour

6 egg whites
80g caster sugar  (as I cut down the sugar to 80g, I feel the cake is a little bland)
1/4tsp cream of tartar


In a small bowl, mix the Hazelnut Coffee Mix together with the milk until the mixtures dissolves well combined.  Set aside.

In another bowl, light beat the egg yolks, then add in the corn oil and whisk till all well combined.
Add the Hazelnut coffee milk mixture into the yolks/oil mixture.  Mix till all well blended.
With hand whisk, add in the flour and mix till all combined well.  (Do not overmix).
Set aside.

Meanwhile, in another bowl, beat egg whites with medium speed till frothy, add in cream of tartar. Continue to beat until the bubbles become fine soft peak, gradually add in caster sugar and continue to beat until stiff peak.

Gently fold 13 of beaten egg white into egg yolk batter, use cut and fold method until well blended. Then pour the batter back to the rest of the egg white and fold until mixture is well blended.

Bake in pre-heated oven on lower rack150c for 35mins.
Remove from oven, invert cake onto table until completely cooled.

* This recipes ingredients inspired from Helena's Kitchen (Hazelnut Nespresso Chiffon) 

This is the brand of Hazelnut Coffee I used for this chiffon...


  1. look fluffy, spongy n deliciousy!

  2. Hi Mel,your chiffon looks yummy with great hazelnut coffee flavor! hope you have a speedy recovery from migraine. Happy and blessing new year 2013 to you and family!

  3. I hope you feel better by now. This morning i also had migraine, but after took Kopi O for breakfast and bake some macarons and cream brulee, now i feel better, hehehe..I am a coffee lover, so this chiffon is just perfect for me..
    Hope you will have a wonderful New Year ahead..

  4. Mel, very beautiful chiffon! I can imagine that the hazelnut coffee flavor must be so fragrant and delicious. Sometimes I get bad headaches too. I usually take soluble aspirin because paracetamol has no effect on me :)

  5. All the excitement can leave us all under the weather, me included. My favourite cake is chiffon cake without any frosting, pure, simple and delicious. This sounds so good but will have to find a substitute for the coffee sachets. Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous new year, Mel!

  6. oh, i've never tasted the hazelnut coffee..i think i;ve seen this flavour maybe from old town kopitiam. Im sure wth every bite of this chiffon, it comes with a very nice fragrance. Hope you are getting better now.

  7. Hi Mel, I hope you are feeling much better now!
    Your cake looks wonderful, I love coffee cakes!
    Wish you a Happy New Year and a wonderful 2013!

  8. Migraine is no fun. I will quickly take two panadol and try to have some sleep. Hope you are feeling much better now, your chiffon cake looks good. I have never been game enough to make chiffon cake, no confidence :p one day i will get around to it ha!

  9. your chiffon cake looks perfect! must taste wonderful too! ^^ hope you feel much better already ^^

  10. Hi Mel! Hope you have a speedy recovery from the migraine.

  11. I am so sorry you have migraine headache. I used to have that when I was working with a Corporation, probably due to stress. Fortunately, now I don't get headaches often. Mel, do you know there is a tablet called Imigran for aborting migraine? I hope you can get it in the Pharmacies in your area. Your chiffon cake looks awesome, more awesome if I can have a piece:D Happy New Year to you and family. Hugs.

  12. Oh Mel!! Hope you are feeling better by now!!
    I sometimes have headache too but i tried not to take medicine. i drink chamomile tea, for its soothing and calming effects. It does work for me maybe you can try too:).
    Your Hazelnut coffee chiffon cake looks wonderful. Hope i can have a piece with Kopi C..:p Happy New Year to you and yours..


  13. Coffee chiffon, yum yum! Wishing you and family a Happy 2013!

  14. Hi Mel, Happy New Year to you and wish you all the best in 2013.

    Your Chiffon cake look delicious, very cottony soft.

  15. Hope you feel better by now. I caught a cold during the holidays and I cannot get rid of. My joints are hurting and it's not fun to be sick when I'm finally on a break! You are so expert now with chiffon cake. I hope I can tackle with chiffon cake one day... soon. Maybe this year or maybe next year... :)