#40 Maple Pecan Chiffon Cake with Brown Butter Icing

Apparently I have been behind with blogging! I made this cake over three weeks ago but it is still fresh in my mind. 

Ingredients

Ingredients

Dry goods

Dry goods

Dry good plus brown sugar

Dry good plus brown sugar

wet ingredients minus eggs

wet ingredients minus eggs

blended

blended

Mixed with the dry ingredients

Mixed with the dry ingredients

Foamy egg whites

Foamy egg whites

Soft peaks

Soft peaks

Firm, not stiff, glossy peaks.

Firm, not stiff, glossy peaks.

1/3 of the whites mixed into the main batter

1/3 of the whites mixed into the main batter

All mixed together.

All mixed together.

Here is where I made a mistake. I forgot to fold the chopped pecans into the batter, so I ended up mixing them into the batter when it was already in the pan. It didn’t seem to make a difference to me so oh well!

Icing ingredients

Icing ingredients

Sifted powdered sugar

Sifted powdered sugar

Browning the butter

Browning the butter

Bubbling

Bubbling

Foaming and starting to brown a bit

Foaming and starting to brown a bit

Finally browning but it's hard to see beneath the foam

Finally browning but it’s hard to see beneath the foam

Whisking the liquids into the powdered sugar

Whisking the liquids into the powdered sugar

Icing complete

Icing complete

Done cake

Done cake

Weird spot from the parchment that lined the angel food pan, but it was gonna be covered with icing anyway.

Weird spot from the parchment that lined the angel food pan, but it was gonna be covered with icing anyway.

The finished, albeit somewhat messy, product.

The finished, albeit somewhat messy, product.

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A few crumbs. Nearly impossible to avoid when "frosting" an angel food cake IMO

A few crumbs. Nearly impossible to avoid when “frosting” an angel food cake IMO

 

I had some doubts about this cake because someone told me they had made it and been disappointed. I took it to community group to stand the test, and everyone liked it. It was  nice a spongy as chiffon cake should be, and the flavors with the frosting made it rich and delicious. Perfect with a cup of hot coffee. Yum yum!

My George, having fun in his new hat

My George, having fun in his new hat

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