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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

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Ingredients
  Cake and pastry flour 175 Milliliter
  Granulated sugar 375 Milliliter
  Unsweetened cocoa powder 50 Milliliter
  Egg whites 375 Milliliter
  Lemon juice 15 Milliliter
  Cream of tartar 5 Milliliter
  Salt 2 Milliliter
  Vanilla 5 Milliliter
  Almond extract 2 Milliliter
  Plain yogurt 1 Liter
  Orange juice 250 Milliliter
  Granulated sugar 25 Milliliter
  Grated orange rind 25 Milliliter
  Orange juice concentrate 25 Milliliter
  Orange segments 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Orange yogurt sauce 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Into bowl, sift together flour, 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the sugar and cocoa; sift again.
Set aside.
In large mixing bowl (not plastic), beat egg whites until foamy.
Add lemon juice, cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form.
Gradually add remaining sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, beating until mixture is glossy and stiff peaks form.
A quarter at a time, sift flour mixture over egg whites, gently folding in each addition until well blended.
Gently fold in vanilla and almond extract.
Pour into ungreased 10-inch (4 L) tube pan.
Run spatula through batter to eliminate any large air pockets.
Smooth top with spatula.
Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.
Turn pan upside down and let hang on legs attached to pan or on inverted funnel, or bottle, until completely cool.
Remove from pan.
(Cake can be stored in airtight container for up to 2 days or frozen for up to 1 month.) Orange Yogurt Sauce: Line plastic sieve with cheesecloth; set over bowl.
Spoon in yogurt; cover and let drain in refrigerator for at least 12 hours or until thick.
Discard liquid.
Whisk together drained yogurt, orange juice, sugar, orange rind and juice concentrate.
Pour sauce over each serving.
Garnish with orange segments.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Interest: 
Holiday
Servings: 
12

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