Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

My daughter had a request last week for Angel Food Cake. Specifically, Chocolate Angel Food Cake. This is definitely a cake I do not mind making, not only because it's so good, but I can eat more than one piece and not feel guilty! As you can tell, the chocolate in the cake was not enough for me so I added some chocolate syrup. Whipped cream is also wonderful with it. Either way, it's divine!

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

1 1/2 cups egg whites (10 to 12 large)
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup cake flour or all-purpose flour, sifted
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

In a very large mixing bowl, allow eggs whites to come to room temp. about 30 minutes. In the meanwhile, sift powdered sugar, flour and unsweetened cocoa powder together three times and set aside.

Add cream of tartar and vanilla to eggs whites. Beat with an electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form.

Sift one-fourth of the powdered sugar mixture over beaten eggs whites and fold in gently, using a rubber spatula. Repeat steps until all powdered sugar mixture is incorporated.

Bake on lowest rack at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, or until a toothpick or butter knife comes out clean. Immediately invert pan and cool. Loosen cake, remove and let cake cool completely.

Q. What do they serve at birthday parties in heaven?
A. Angel food cake!
-Kids birthday party joke


CountryDew said...

That sounds yummy. I didn't know angel food cake came in chocolate!

Beth said...

Mmmm...that looks so good! I'd never heard of chocolate angel food cake---just the devil's food kind! :-) I'll have to try this...