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Homemade Angel Food Cake

"Whipped cream and a hint of chocolate make this cake delightful," remarks Joan Schroeder of Pinedale, Wyoming.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 plain milk chocolate candy bar (7 ounces)
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings, optional

Directions

  • Let egg whites stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Sift flour and confectioners' sugar together twice; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and salt 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. Bake at 325° for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert the pan onto a wire rack; cool completely.
  • For frosting, melt the candy bar in a heavy saucepan or microwave; stir until smooth. Cool for 5 minutes. In a chilled large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in vanilla. Fold in melted chocolate.
  • Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a serving plate; frost top and sides. Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 305 calories, 15g fat (9g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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