June 6, 2011

Chocolate Angel food Cake

Have you ever read friedalovesbread.blogspot.com?  
I adore her blog, she has wonderful recipe's with some great tutorials, and a fun sense of humor!
I follow her religiously and I've picked up some delicious stuff from her blog including this divine cake recipe...
Chocolate Angel Food Cake
1 1/2 c. egg whites (10-12 large eggs)
1 1/2 c. Sifted powdered sugar
1 c. sifted cake or all purpose flour
(I used all purpose flour)
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. white sugar
Move your oven rack to the lowest level and then preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In an extra large mixing bowl allow the eggs whites to stand at room temp. for 30 minutes.
Sift together the powdered sugar, flour and cocoa.  Repeat the sifting 3 times and then set aside.
Add the cream of tartar and vanilla to the egg whites, and then beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. Frieda explains that the peaks will curl when the beaters are lifted from the mixture.
Gradually add the white sugar, 2 Tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (peaks will stand straight up when you pull the beaters up out of the mixture).  I used my Kitchen Aide stand mixer for all of this, I think it would have taken longer to do this with a hand mixer.
Sift about 1/4 of the dry ingredient mix over the beaten egg whites and gently fold in.  Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients adding 1 quarter at a time.
Pour the batter into an ungreased 10" tube pan.  Gently cut through the batter with a knife to release any air bubbles.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the top springs back when lightly touched.
Remove the cake from the oven and immediately invert the cake. If the cake has risen about the edge of the pan, place it over a funner or bottle.  Cool thoroughly.


Loosen the sides of the cake from the pan, and remove to a serving plate.
Frieda suggests serving this cake with fresh fruit and whipped cream which I know is a divine combination.  However I made this cake as part of another dessert... that recipe to be posted in the next couple of days...
But really, see what I mean about  
Outstanding recipe and blog! Check it out, and you should 
really be following her, she will inspire you!

Recipe source: Frieda Loves Bread Blog

2 comments:

Katie said...

I have never had a chocolate angel food cake! I'm sold (and I've never made on in general), so I am all over this recipe!

Katie from Katie's Cucina

Pam said...

Chocolate angel food cake is new to me and is worth a try for sure! I will be checking out the blog shortly! Have a great rest of the day!