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Glazed Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe
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Glazed Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe

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This chocolaty creation from Mary Relyea of Canastota, New York brings the look and taste of pure indulgence, but leaves the fat and calories at the door. A drizzling of rich chocolate glaze lends an elegant touch and will keep guests wanting more. With only 3 g of fat per slice, this is one treat you'll want to see year after year!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

1 slice equals 235 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour, 1 cup sugar and cocoa twice.
  3. Add cream of tartar, vanilla 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 after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff glossy peaks form. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Gently transfer to an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack 40-50 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely in pan, about 1 hour.
  5. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and cream; stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Angel Food Cake in Light & Tasty December/January 2008, p66

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Reviewed Oct. 31, 2012

"my daughter saysthis cake tastes like chocolate fluff. very good"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"Went together easier than I expected and was a hit with everyone. I will probably cut down the sugar a little bit next time though; it bordered on too sweet for me."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"So glad to find something that is low in fat and chocolate that tastes so good! I had to add more half and half to the glaze. It was way too thick to drizzle without it. Otherwise, perfect!"

Reviewed Aug. 30, 2012

"I really wanted to know if I could just add the cocoa to an angel food cake mix?"

Reviewed Dec. 1, 2009

"This is an awesome cake. You can enjoy your chocolate fix while staying on the light side. The glaze really sets the whole cake off. One word of warning though, there are a lot of steps to follow to have this cake turn out right. Only patient cooks should attempt."

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