Chocolate Angel Food Cake #SundaySupper

June 09, 2013


I am so glad to be back with the #SundaySupper crew this week!  
Our theme this week is Free for All hosted by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen.

OK..don't laugh...I have never made angel food cake before.  No!  Growing up, for our birthdays, my mom would make up  whatever kind of cake we wanted.  Mine was chocolate, chocolate chip bundt cake with powdered sugar glaze..no surprise, right?  My brother's was angel food cake with strawberries.  I loved the strawberries, but, never really enjoyed the cake. It was a bit too spongy for my taste.  I am convinced this is why my brother chose this cake.  My sisters felt the same way.  Pretty much, it was just my mom and my brother eating it. He essentially gobbled it up all himself.  Coincidence? I think not. He also claimed he needed to brush his teeth for 45 minutes every night after dinner. He told us it was good dental hygiene, when in reality, he was just avoiding doing dishes with the rest of us. Mmph..brothers. 
Back to cake.  When the theme for this week popped up, I decided to try a nice angel food cake (fat free!) and to make is a bit more my liking, added chocolate.  It's quite tasty.  My family adored it so much, a picture was quite a project to get (see below photos).  The only problem was that my cake was a bit flat.  I don't think the egg whites were beaten quite enough.  Not a problem taste wise, just appearance (again..note photos below).
Chocolate cake and it's fat free?  A definite winner.




Chocolate Angel Food Cake
Adapted by Southern Food
Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:
  • 12 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar + additional 1/2
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix egg whites until foamy.  Add cream of tartar and continue until soft peaks form.
  3. Gradually, add in  3/4 cup sugar approx 2 tablespoons at a time. Add in vanilla and salt.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, 1/2 cup sugar and cocoa.  Gently fold into egg mixture.
  5. Bake in an un-greased tube for 45 minutes to 1 hour.


Sometimes, when taking pictures of desserts,a child is usually standing behind me waiting very patiently (or not so patiently) to dig in.


Breakfast
  • Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Nut & Soy Free Brown Rice Breakfast Pudding by girlichef
  • Dairy & Nut and Sugar Free Blueberry Tangerine Muffins by Vintage Kitchen
  • Dairy, Egg, Gluten, Nut, and Soy Free Homemade Mango Jam Recipe by Masala Herb
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Treats
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