Saturday, June 23, 2012

Angel Food Cake


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I love angel food cake, it always brings back fond memories of my Granny and it was a staple dessert in our house growing up! Her angel food cake  had a perfect texture never too spongy and always light and fluffy! It took me years to come up with something with a similar texture. I never was able to get a picture of the cake it's self, if I'm not on my game the foods gone before I can take a picture and this was the case with the cake. I was however lucky enough to have the Hubby take a picture of the strawberry shortcake he had created for himself before it was eaten! 
Truth be told I  had a little kitchen conundrum while baking this cake. My sweet hubby had set the top gas element on the oven the night before at 350 degrees so when I went to bake my cake it had saved the setting, I had no idea it would remember the setting so about 5-10 minutes into baking I smelt the top of the cake browning before it was done.. At first I thought I must usually place the rack at the bottom of the oven and forgotten. My recipes are all  rough notes I have scribbled down as I go for my baking but this wasn't the case. After careful examination I realized my poor cake was being broiled and with a quick fix of the stove the cake turned out fabulous! I wasn't going to even share the recipe until I remade it with a cake that was perfect but Colt insisted that the picture of the shortcake will be enough! I'm my mind I needed a picture of the cake it's self with a perfectly brown sugary crust, not an overly dark crust.. Even with the broiler mistake this cake turned out fabulous! 
Even I have kitchen mistakes at times! Especially when it comes to trying to figure out my oven! It's been a year and I still have no clue of it's total capabilities! All you foodies out there no judgement please! I am who I am and I hope you like me for who I am, mistakes and all! 


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Place sugar and powdered sugar in a food process or blender and blend until sugar is fine. Remove a 1/3 cup sugar mixture and set aside.
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In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment add egg whites, sea salt and cream of tartar.
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Whisk on high until medium peaks form.
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Add vanilla and continue to beat on medium.
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While beating on medium slowly add remaining 1 2/3 cup sugar mixture. 
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Beat until thick and glossy stiff peaks form.
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Add cake flour and remaining 1/3 cup sugar mixture to food processor or blender and pulse until blended.
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Fold 1/3 of the flour mixture into the egg whites until almost blended. Repeat adding 1/3 of mixture at a time. For the last 1/3 of the flour added fold well until fully incorporated.
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Place batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube cake pan. Smooth top to the edges. Bake on the middle rack of the oven for 35-40 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean.











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Angel Food Cake

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
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Angel Food Cake recipe from scratch with step by step instructions and photos.
Prep time: PT18M
Cook time: PT40M
Total time: PT58M
Yield: 12 Servings
Calories per serving: 165
Fat per serving: 3
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 12 whole Egg Whites, Room Temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cream Of Tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/3 cup Cake Flour
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a blender or food processor add granulated sugar and powdered sugar. Process until sugar is fine and well blended. Set 1/3 cup sugar aside to be mixed with flour.
  3. In mixer fitted with a whisk attachment add egg whites, cream of tartar and sea salt. Mix on high speed until medium peaks form. Add vanilla and turn mixer to medium. Slowly add sugar/ powdered sugar mixture to the egg whites while beating on medium. Beat until egg whites become thick and glossy stiff peaks form.
  4. In blender or food processor add cake flour and remaining 1/3 cup of sugar. Pulse until blended.
  5. Fold in 1/3 of the flour mixture at a time until almost blended. Repeat with another 1/3 of the flour mixture. For the last 1/3 of flour mixture fold until fully incorporated and flour is no longer visible.
  6. Place batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan. Smooth top to the edge.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes on the middle rack of the oven until a tooth pick inserted in the center of cake comes out clean. Remove to a cooling rack and invert until cool.
  8. Once cool remove from the pan and enjoy!

12 comments:

  1. Even after the broiling cake turned out delicious then recipe is really good. Sure waiting for perfect cake picture later but for time being recipe is enough.

    Everybody makes mistakes in kitchen, if somebody says he or she is not done. Then something wrong with them.

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  2. That's exactly how I love to eat my angel food cake...with whipped cream and berries. I'm always messing up recipes...and I have a few years on you, my friend :)

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  3. My husband wants what's in the pic! LOL
    Be sure to stop by my blog, I left something there for you. :)

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  4. I love angel food cake with strawberries! This was the only dessert my old trainer would allow us to eat.

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  5. I have never made a good angle food cake! i quit trying! I just buy it now and put strawberries on top.

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  6. Sweet Marie posted about you today. sandie

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous, sweetie! Love the layers! Scrumptious!

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  8. I can't believe you were able to save this cake ... You're a kitchen ninja :-)

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  9. Hello, that strawberry shortcake looks crazy delicious, mine never looks that fantastic (probably b/c I don't make my own angel food cake). I've got to try this soon, I just struggle with getting the right texture.

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