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Healthy Coffee Angel Food Cake

 Healthy Coffee Angel Food Cake
A special dessert that tastes great with minimal calories can be hard to find, but Patricia Bristow has one for you! The Saint Louis, Missouri cook shares her mother’s recipe for a tender cake with a subtle coffee flavor. It’s sure to be hit!
12 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 12 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for
  • 30 minutes. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in boiling
  • water; set aside. Sift flour and sugar together twice; set aside.
  • Add the cream of tartar, extracts, salt and coffee mixture to egg
  • whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add
  • brown 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.
  • Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter
  • with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at
  • 350° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top
  • appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

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Healthy Coffee Angel Food Cake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a
  • serving plate. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 172 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 159 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.