Cocoa Angel Food Cake Recipe

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"This delicious chocolaty cake is so simple, I've made it hundreds of times," writes Lorraine Olson of Madison, Minnesota. "I never frost it. Instead I serve it with whipped topping, ice cream or sometimes even plain. The recipe won first prize at our county fair."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + standing Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 150 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

Directions

  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift the flour, 1/2 cup sugar and cocoa together twice; set aside.
  2. Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  3. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Cocoa Angel Food Cake in Taste of Home June/July 2002, p45

Nutritional Facts

One piece equals 150 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 104 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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Reviewed Nov. 1, 2011

"A nice texture...a cross tetween a regular cake and a angel food cake mix....really nice chocolate flavour too...it is one of our favs (and to think that it is a low cal cake!!!!)"

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011

"Really moist and spongy. I had it with a little whipped cream and I would definitely make it again."

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