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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Icing

This eye-appealing cake brings mild chocolate flavor and a touch of elegance to any meal. And there’s only 1 g of fat per serving! Rebecca Baird - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 12 egg whites
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • ICING:
  • 1-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fat-free milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift flour and cocoa together twice; set aside.
  • Add the cream of tartar, extracts 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 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 30-40 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.
  • For icing, in a small bowl, beat the confectioners’ sugar, cocoa, sour cream, milk and vanilla until smooth. Drizzle over cake. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 195 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 64mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Viterbo
    Oct 10, 2012

    Excellent cake. It came out perfectly. My family loved it.

  • jenniejenius
    Oct 6, 2012

    Use the left over yolks for noodles!

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    Oct 4, 2012

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  • willnria
    Oct 4, 2012

    I made this today and it is sooooooooo good!! The kids and I ate almost the whole thing. I didn't add the icing, it was sweet and yummy without it. I will be making this again and again!!