Espresso Chiffon Cake

Smitten Kitchen
18Ingredients
Calories
80Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil (neutral, such as soybean, canola or vegetable blend)
  • 6 eggs (separated)
  • 6 tablespoons brewed espresso (cooled to room temperature (huntsman recommends freshly-brewed over hydrating espresso powder, which she feels can be too bitter))
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup hot (freshly brewed espresso)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup dark rum (such as meyer's)
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate (melted and cooled)
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar (no need to sift)
  • 12 ounces unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 6 tablespoons half and half (or whole milk)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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