Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Maxine Published: February 25, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is a soft and fluffy sponge loaded with sprinkles for a colorful touch. Don’t forget to drizzle chocolate ganache for a chocolatey taste.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Cool Time: 3 hours
Total: 4 hours 10 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For the Cake:

  • cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1cupcake flour,plus 2 tablespoons, spoon & leveled
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 12large egg whites,room temperature
  • tspcream of tartar
  • tsppure vanilla extract
  • cuprainbow sprinkles

For the Ganache and Toppings:

  • 8ozsemi sweet chocolate,coarsely chopped
  • 1cupheavy cream
  • ½cuphazelnuts,chopped
  • rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

Angel Cake:

  1. Adjust the oven rack to the lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (163°C).

  2. In a food processor or blender, pulse the sugar until fine and powdery. Remove 1 cup and set aside. Keep the rest inside the food processor. Add the flour and salt to the food processor. Pulse 5 to 10 times until aerated and light.

  3. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar together on medium-low until foamy for about 1 minute.

  4. Switch to medium-high and slowly add the 1 cup of sugar.  Whip until soft peaks form for about 5 to 6 minutes. Add the vanilla and beat just until combined.

  5. Sift the flour mixture into the egg white mixture. Sift slowly in 3 additions while gently folding it in with a rubber spatula.

  6. Then, very gently fold in the sprinkles. Scrape mixture into a 10-inch angel food cake pan. Don’t grease the pan.

  7. Bake the cake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean for about 40 to 46 minutes. Make sure you rotate the pan halfway through baking.

  8. Cool the cake completely upside-down set on a wire rack for about 3 hours. Once cooled, run a thin knife around the edges and gently tap the pan on the counter until the cake releases.

Ganache:

  1. Place chopped chocolate into a large bowl. Heat the cream in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Once it begins to boil, immediately remove it from heat then pour over the chocolate.

  2. Stir gently and slowly using a wooden spoon until the ganache is smooth. Allow it to cool for 15 minutes. During this time, it will slowly thicken.

  3. Then pour or spoon over the cake. Top with sprinkles and hazelnuts.

  4. Cover leftover cake and keep at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 411.31kcal
  • Fat: 16.58g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.19g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.58g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.94g
  • Carbohydrates: 63.29g
  • Fiber: 1.86g
  • Sugar: 51.63g
  • Protein: 6.57g
  • Cholesterol: 27.17mg
  • Sodium: 113.72mg
  • Calcium: 29.78mg
  • Potassium: 251.35mg
  • Iron: 1.76mg
  • Vitamin A: 81.57µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.47mg
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