Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Homemade Angel Food Cake
How does a fresh little cake sound? Better yet an Angel Food Cake?! I made these little gems last week and enjoyed them so much I am going to make them again for Christmas presents, wrap them up and give to my neighbors. Here is the recipe:
12 eggs or 1 1/2 cups egg whites
1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 t cream of tarter
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 t almond extract
1/4 t salt
1 cup sugar
Separate eggs. I kept the yolks to use in a flan or something else (I can't bare to throw them away). Measure egg whites to 1 1/2 cups, which is about 12 eggs. Place in mixing bowl and let stand at room temp. for 30 minutes.
Sift confectioners' sugar and flour together 3 times and set aside. Add cream of tarter, extracts and salt to egg whites and beat on high. Gradually add sugar beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan and cool completely.
Fresh and homemade just like I like it! Enjoy