Saturday, April 9, 2011

Angel Food Cake

Cake Week, day 6 of 7: My husbands favorite dessert ever, of all time, is strawberries with angel food cake. So it only makes sense that one of the cakes I learn how to make is angel food cake. It turned out better than I thought it would. I was a bit overwhelmed thinking, 12 egg whites, that's a lot, but when its your husbands favorite you power through. And honestly separating the 12 eggs was the hardest part. Its pretty easy and worth trying because it tastes so much better than the ones you buy at the store.

And just because you cant eat angel food cake by itself I made a strawberry sauce to go over it. It was delicious!

Angel Food Cake
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Dry ingredients:
1 cup Flour
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Egg white mixture:
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
12 large Egg Whites (you cant have any yolk)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. 

2. In a medium bowl, whisk flour, sugar and salt. Set aside. In large bowl put the egg whites and vanilla. With a hand or a stand mixer, beat on medium-high until the mixture is frothy, approx. one minute. Sprinkle the cream of tartar on the top of the foam and continue beating on medium-high until soft peaks form, 2-3 minutes.
3. Add the sugar 1/4 cup at a time until fully incorporated. Continue beating until the whites are stiff peaks and glossy. This may take several minutes. With a whisk, fold the dry ingredients into the egg whites. Pour the batter evenly into an ungreased angel food cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.

4. Place the cake on a rack in the center of the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes, until the top of the cake is golden brown and springs back when touched. Place the cake upside down on cooking rack or bottle until cool. Slide a knife around the edge of the pan and gently remove the cake.

Strawberry Sauce
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1 cup mashed Strawberries
1 cup Granulated Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1/2 cup Water
Red Food Coloring, if desired

In a saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in the water and mashed strawberries. If you want you can add the food coloring now. Cook over medium heat, stir constantly, until mixture boils. Boil and continue to stir for 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool. 

I linked this recipe up on 
Savory Sundays
Themed Bakers Sunday


  1. Trent loves angel food cake. Me, I need a ton of strawberries and some whipped cream... I can't stand the stuff at the store. I can't wait to give this a shot! Thanks for the post! :D

  2. Thanks for coming and sharing your recipe! this looks great! (don't forget to link up with the button!)


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