Orange-Coconut Angel Food Cake
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
The only thing I changed was to omit the coconut fakes entirely. I HATE coconut flakes!!! I put coconut extract in instead and it was great!!
The first time I attempted to make this cake, I followed the recipe instructions for baking it but apparently at 375 degrees for 30 minutes the cake wasn't done enough and it fell out of the pan and collapsed when it started to cool. I tried again with another box of angel food cake mix, but this time I followed the instructions on the box. I baked it for 42 minutes at 350 degrees. It still fell out of the pan quickly after I inverted it but it didn't collapse into itself so much like the other one did. I had taken it out of the oven since it was getting dark brown and I didn't want to burn it. While I haven't used an oven thermometer to verify the oven temperature, my oven is only a little over a year old. I have made angel food cake from a mix several times and have never had this happen before. Since I was making this cake for a family Easter dinner, I ended up cutting the cake up and making a trifle with it. It still tastes good and I like the coconut, which was why I wanted to try this in the first place.
add the coconut and you will add a star or two (smile, I love coconut and that would be my reason to try this cake)
made this for years only for frosting, I beat a small tub of fat-free whipped topping with a small box of sugar-free pudding mix, and add the orange extract and then enough orange juice to get the consistency I want....and leave off the coconut!!!
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