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Mint Angel Cake Recipe
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One sight of this lovely cake will have guests saving room for dessert! For an easy garnish, sprinkle with crushed mint candies.—Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large egg whites
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons crushed peppermint candies, divided
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1-3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • Fresh mint leaves

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without garnishes): 213 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

Directions

  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sift flour twice; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Add cream of tartar, almond extract and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in flour, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  3. Gently spoon mixture into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest oven rack until lightly browned and entire top appears dry, 40-50 minutes. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine 1/4 cup crushed candies and water. Cook and stir over medium heat until candies are melted and syrupy. In a large bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving platter; cut horizontally into three layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate; drizzle with 2 tablespoons mint syrup. Spread with 1/2 cup whipped cream; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon crushed candies. Repeat layers.
  6. Top with third cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining whipped cream. Top with mint leaves and remaining candies. Store in refrigerator. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Mint Angel Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p65


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