Monday, March 14, 2011

Angel Food Cake


I've been wanting to make this for weeks now because it's my husband's favorite cake (we've been married for 1 1/2 years and I've never made it!) It turned out really good!

I got the recipe here. Allrecipes.com is one of my favorite recipe sites. You can change the amount of servings you want and it will adjust the ingredients. I also like how many recipes have reviews from people who have made it before.

Ingredients

1 cup cake flour (I used regular flour)
1 1/2 cups white sugar
12 egg whites (I only had 11)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon of salt

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Be sure that your 10 inch tube pan is clean and        dry. Any amount of oil or residue could deflate the egg whites. Sift together the flour, and 3/4 cup of the   sugar, set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whip the egg whites along with the vanilla, cream of tartar and salt, to medium stiff peaks. (I used a hand-mixer, it takes awhile!)


Gradually add the remaining sugar while continuing to whip to stiff peaks. When the egg white mixture has reached its maximum volume, fold in the sifted ingredients gradually, one third at a time. Do not overmix. Put the batter into the tube pan.

3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes in the preheated oven (I cooked it for 30 minutes), until the cake springs back when touched. Balance the tube pan upside down on the top of a bottle, to prevent decompression while cooling. When cool, run a knife around the edge of the pan and invert onto a plate.


Tada!



I think you need a little cuteness to brighten up your week. Here ya go!!



7 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! That looks amazing.
    I've never seen that bottle trick done with a bunt pan. How neat!

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  2. What is your dogs name again that is the best picture it needs to be on a card or something. Yummy Angel food cake I love it with strawberries YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM yours looks so good!

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  3. mmm this would be PERFECT for my hubby's birthday! which is today...better get to the grocery store while he's still at work!

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  4. 1. Awesomecakes cake! Haha!
    2. Cool bottle trick!!!!!!!! Never seen that before!!
    3. You drink Yellow Tail? My Lovey loves it.. I don't like wine...
    4. Your pup is magical! Soo pretty! Looks at the paws..so perfectly placed!
    5. Website twinsies! I LOVE Allrecipes.com for the same reasons!
    6. Please tell me you had your cake with some vanilla ice cream!
    Janette, the Jongleur

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  5. That cake looks so yummy!! I never knew you were supposed to put the cake upside down on a bottle. See I learn things every day! OH and CUTE pup! I <3 doggies.

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  6. My mom used to make angel food cake all the time when I was growing up. I LOVE it!

    <3

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