Basic Chiffon Cake

Basic Chiffon Cake
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  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs, whites and yolks "separated,": at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • 1 cup cake flour, plus more for coating the pan
    • Butter, for coating the pan

Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Coat an (8-inch) cake pan generously with butter, then flour, tapping out any excess flour; set aside. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl to combine; set aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachm...

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