Note from Ricardo
It is better to beat a little longer than too little: it is important that the meringue is very stiff. Step 5 It is better to bake the cake in a pale gray pan for a lighter and evenly risen cake.
Change the flavour!
For a chiffon cake with ...
Use the grated zest of two limes instead of the lemons.
Use the zest of an orange and replace the water with orange juice.
Substitute the vegetable oil with hazelnut or walnut oil. In this case, remove the lemon zest in the recipe and for a nuttier taste, add 125 ml (1/2 cup) toasted and chopped walnuts just before adding the meringue.