Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Angel Food Cake

Here is recipe #2 from my Cooking Light cookbook. A light and spongy angel food cake. A friend of mine had just told me that she was wanting to make an angel food cake, that she didn't realize how easy it seemed, she had seen one being made on FoodTV, and she is correct when she said that they are simple. Just a few ingredients folded into whipped egg whites and bake it. That's it!

The temps have been in the high 70's this week and this angel food cake made the perfect strawberry shortcake!

Angel Food Cake
from: Cooking Light Desserts

1 cup sifted cake flour
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
10 egg whites
1 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together flour and 1/4 cup sugar, set aside. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture, and fold in. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in vanilla.

Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan, cool 40 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula; invert cake onto a serving plate.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Angel food is my very favorite!!! I love how it just melts in my mouth...

Bunny said...

Angel food cake and fruit are perfect for each other and the hot weather that hopefully we will be seeing soon!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like the perfect cake for the upcoming spring weather. I bet it is just delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I adore angel food cake and hasn't the weather been amazing? Your cooking light book seems to have paid off, both recipes look absolutely delicious!

Megan said...

I have like a million egg whites in my freezer - so this would be perfect.

Temps here are supposed to be in the 80's by the weekend!

Megan said...

I cant wait for those strawberry patches to open here. But first on the list is cheesecake stuffed strawberrys then angel food cake!!!

Maria said...

I love angel food cake, so delicious without being that bad for you!

Elyse said...

Your blog just popped into my google reader "recommended feeds," and boy am I glad that it did! You have such great recipes, and this angel food looks fabulous!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love all these light and low fat desserts you've been posting!

Sara said...

Yum, this looks so tempting! I'm definitely craving some right now.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Angel Food Cake

Here is recipe #2 from my Cooking Light cookbook. A light and spongy angel food cake. A friend of mine had just told me that she was wanting to make an angel food cake, that she didn't realize how easy it seemed, she had seen one being made on FoodTV, and she is correct when she said that they are simple. Just a few ingredients folded into whipped egg whites and bake it. That's it!

The temps have been in the high 70's this week and this angel food cake made the perfect strawberry shortcake!

Angel Food Cake
from: Cooking Light Desserts

1 cup sifted cake flour
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
10 egg whites
1 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift together flour and 1/4 cup sugar, set aside. Beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture, and fold in. Repeat procedure with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in vanilla.

Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan, cool 40 minutes. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula; invert cake onto a serving plate.

10 comments:

Lisa said...

Angel food is my very favorite!!! I love how it just melts in my mouth...

Bunny said...

Angel food cake and fruit are perfect for each other and the hot weather that hopefully we will be seeing soon!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks like the perfect cake for the upcoming spring weather. I bet it is just delicious!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I adore angel food cake and hasn't the weather been amazing? Your cooking light book seems to have paid off, both recipes look absolutely delicious!

Megan said...

I have like a million egg whites in my freezer - so this would be perfect.

Temps here are supposed to be in the 80's by the weekend!

Megan said...

I cant wait for those strawberry patches to open here. But first on the list is cheesecake stuffed strawberrys then angel food cake!!!

Maria said...

I love angel food cake, so delicious without being that bad for you!

Elyse said...

Your blog just popped into my google reader "recommended feeds," and boy am I glad that it did! You have such great recipes, and this angel food looks fabulous!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love all these light and low fat desserts you've been posting!

Sara said...

Yum, this looks so tempting! I'm definitely craving some right now.