plain chiffon cake
My husband believes that the only birthday cake worth making is a "plain chiffon cake". In other words, no mocha or pumpkin or other flavors added to it. Unfortunately, his mom is the only one with a copy of his grandma's recipe and she has left to go south for the winter. Does anyone here have a tried and tested "plain" chiffon cake recipe?
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Yes, it has orange juice and zest.
But original and traditional chiffon cake had flavorings beyond eggs oil & sugar:
On the third hand, there's no arguing with childhood memories & mama's recipe. Maybe this orange chiffon cake isn't plain enough for him. You could switch the flavor to lemon, if that helps.