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