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Lemon Angel Food Supreme Recipe

Lemon Angel Food Supreme Recipe

This heavenly dessert has been in our family for years. Everyone loves wedges of this delicate angel food cake topped with a tart, creamy lemon sauce.—Linda Blaska, Atlanta, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • LEMON SAUCE:
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • Yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift flour and 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar together twice; set aside.
  • 2. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in flour mixture, a fourth at a time.
  • 3. 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 375° for 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched and cracks feel dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4. For sauce, whisk eggs and sugar in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Stir in the lemon juice, butter and lemon peel. Cook until mixture thickens and reaches 160°, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a bowl; refrigerate until chilled.
  • 5. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. Fold whipped cream and food coloring if desired into sauce. Serve with cake. Refrigerate any leftover sauce. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with about 2 tablespoons sauce equals 318 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 158 mg sodium, 55 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.