Chocolate Angel Food Cake
- Active Time 30m
- Total Time 2h 30m
Serve this chocolate angel food cake with low-fat frozen yogurt and fresh fruit.
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch-process)
- 1/4 cup hot, strong coffee
- 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
- 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 large egg whites, at room temperature (see Tip)
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Dissolve cocoa in coffee in a medium bowl; let cool to room temperature. Combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt in a small bowl.
Beat egg whites with an electric mixer in a large bowl until frothy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add the remaining 3/4 cup sugar and beat just until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat.
Sift the flour mixture over the beaten egg whites in 3 parts, folding in gently after each sifting. Stir approximately 1 cup of the egg-white mixture into the coffee mixture. Fold it back into the egg-white mixture until thoroughly combined. Pour the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Smooth the top and run a small knife or spatula through the batter to remove any air pockets.
Bake until a cake tester comes out clean and the top springs back when touched lightly, 50 to 60 minutes. Invert the pan over the neck of a bottle and let cool completely. With a knife, loosen the edges and invert the cake onto a serving platter.
Tip: To bring an egg to room temperature, either set it out on the counter for 15 minutes or submerge it (in the shell) in a bowl of lukewarm (not hot) water for 5 minutes.
Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.
nutrition information per serving
100 calories; 0g total fat; 0g total saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 79mg sodium; 22g carbohydrates; 1g fiber; 4g protein
These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.
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