Angel Food Cake

Last night, I watched as the first 2 of the Chilean miners were rescued.  What an amazing thing to see men who have been trapped underground for 69 days be rescued.  The first came out quietly, hugging his wife and shaking hands with the president of Chile and the rescuers.   The second miner was shouting before he was even out of the shaft!  He ran from the shaft…hugging his wife and everyone in sight!  He was jumping up and down, running around, greeting the rescuers and shouting the whole time ~ it was as if he had just won the Superbowl Championship!

We thought there were 33 men underground, but, the men all claim that there was a 34th man with them the whole time ~ they believe it was God, watching over them! In honor of the rescued miners and the angels who watched over them, today I share with you a recipe for ANGEL FOOD CAKE.  It is light as air, easy to make and so delicious!

Beat on high speed until soft peaks:            
16 oz. Egg Whites (use a liquid 2 cup measuring cup)

Slowly add to soft peak egg whites and continue beating until stiff:
1 cup Sugar

Add to beaten egg whites:
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Sift together and fold into Egg Whites:
1 cup Sugar
6 1/2 oz. Cake flour

Place batter in UNGREASED 10″ Angel Food tube pan. Stick a knife up and down in the batter to get rid of air bubbles.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for approx. 1 hour- 15 minutes until it is dry on top and springs back when touched on top. Cool upside down.  When completely cool, remove from pan by running a knife around the edges of pan.  Dust with powdered sugar and serve with fresh fruit.

Tips for Angel Food Cake:
–  Always sift cake flour 3X
–  Never grease the pan – the batter needs to be able to “climb” the sides of the pan.
–  Always run a knife up and down in the batter after filling the pan – this will help eliminate large air bubbles in the cake.
–  Always cool the cake upside down – use a bottle or rack to set it on.


About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on October 13, 2010, in Cakes, Recipes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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