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Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe

I love to bake but I need to watch my diet so I came up with delicious cake that I don't feel guilty about at all.—Margaret Zickert, Deerfield, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 cups egg whites (about 14)
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. Sift flour and cocoa together three times; set aside.
  • 2. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Sprinkle with cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Blend in vanilla. Sift about a fourth of the flour mixture by fourths. Pour into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan.
  • 3. Bake at 325° for 1 hour. Turn off the oven, but let cake sit in the oven for 5 minutes. Removed from the oven and immediately invert pan; cool. Loosen sides of cake from pan and remove. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 190 calories, 1 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 89 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein.