How to Make Angel Food Cake

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Mar. 24, 2013

This American classic dessert is like a soft fluffy pillow of yumminess in your mouth.

Ingredients

For angel food cake
Sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , divided
Egg white 12 (room temperature)
Almond extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Cream of tartar 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Warm water 1/3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Salt 1/8 Teaspoon
For strawberry sauce
Strawberries 1 Pint (fresh or frozen)
Sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Orange 1 , juice extracted
For homemade whipped cream
Heavy whipping cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
White sugar 3 Tablespoon

Directions

For Angel Food Cake:

GETTING READY

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.

2. In a food processor or blender blend all the sugar for 2 minutes and set aside.

MAKING

3. In a large mixing bowl, combine egg whites, almond extract, vanilla extract, cream of tartar and warm water. Beat for 2 minutes.

4. Add 3/4 cup of the fine sugar and continue to beat for about 5 minutes or until the egg whites form a medium peak.

5. In a separate mixing bowl mix together cake flour, the remaining fine sugar, and salt.

6. Slowly sift the dry ingredients in the bowl with the egg whites and gently fold together to combine.

7. In an ungreased tube pan, pour the cake batter.

8. Place pan in the oven and bake for 35 minutes or until a wooden skewer when inserted in the middle comes out nice and clean.

9. Once cake is done take it out of the oven and flip upside down on a cooling rack. Allow it to cool for 1 hour before cutting and serving.

SERVING

10. Slice cake and serve it with strawberry sauce and whipped cream.

For Strawberry Sauce:

MAKING

1. In a small sauce pan add strawberries, sugar and orange juice. Place the pan on flame and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes or until the strawberries begin to breakdown and become a syrup consistency.

2. Stir in the vanilla then cool in the fridge until ready to serve.

TIPS

Add more sugar in sauce if the strawberries are not sweet enough.

For Homemade Whipped Cream:

MAKING

1. In a large bowl combine heavy whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract. Beat with a mixer until the whipped cream forms stiff peaks.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 90 Minutes
Ready In: 90 Minutes
Servings: 14

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 299Calories from Fat 115

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 7 g35%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 72 mg3%

Total Carbohydrates 42 g14%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 31 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet