Monday, June 11, 2012

Angel Food Cake with Cream and Strawberries

Angel Food Cake with Cream & Strawberries

Angel Food Cake with Cream & Strawberries


Are you watching the European Championship? My country (the Netherlands) played against my current-favorite-country (Denmark) and LOST! Is it bad that I was rooting for Denmark to win..? Wednesday the Netherlands will play against long-time-soccer-enemy Germany, so to show my support I made the angel food cake a bit Dutch-themed. The angel food cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries won the poll. How could it not? It is perfect for this time of year (and weather). Light, airy, fruity, creamy and yummy. What more could you want?

No but seriously, this cake is YUMMY! I never thought an angel food cake could have so much bite and flavor, since it's made without butter and relies on 13 egg whites. The whipped cream and strawberries complements the airy texture of the cake perfectly. I immediately wolved down two giant slices and this comes from a girl who rarely has seconds. This recipe is going in the 'cake hall of fame'! Rating: 5+ out of 5.




Angel Food Cake: Martha Stewart - Baking Handbook

Ingredients:
- 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 13 large egg whites, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 ¼ cups superfine sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Strawberries & cream, for serving

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour and salt in a sieve set over a bowl; sift into bowl, and set aside. With a mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high until foamy, about 1 minute. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Continue to beat, gradually adding sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to combine.
- Gently transfer egg-white mixture to a large, wide bowl. In four batches, using the sieve again, sift flour mixture over egg-white mixture. While turning the bowl, use a rubber spatula to fold in the mixture by cutting down the center and coming up the sides.
- Gently spoon batter into an ungreased angel food cake pan with a removable bottom; smooth top. Cut a knife or small spatula through batter to release air bubbles. Bake until cake is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Invert pan; let cool in pan, 1 hour. Run a knife around the inside of the pan and around the tube to release cake, and unmold. Use knife to release cake from bottom of pan, and remove.


I enjoyed this cake so much, I picked three angel food cake
variations for the next poll!

Angel Food Cake with Cream & Strawberries

14 comments:

Becca said...

Mmm. I like the springyness of angle food cakes. And this one is so cute and festive. I like the little flag decoration :)

What did you do with the 13 egg yolks though? This has always stopped me from making angle food cake because 12/13 egg yolks down the drain seems so wastful :(

Juicer said...

What a wonderful idea. Think I will add a little more cream!

Paris Pastry said...

@Becca: Great question! Egg yolks can be used to make pastry cream :)

Leslie said...

Good question and great idea to make pastry cream. This looks like it has wonderful texture and wouldn't be too rich.

Yum!

leslie

Becca said...

oh yes, dur! haha :)

cosplay costumes said...

The cake looks amazing!Thanks for sharing the recipe!I want to have a try!

miss b said...

This looks so light and I'm sure I would manage more than one slice. Cute flags for decoration too.
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

YUM :))))) x

Vanessa @ Cakes and Teacups said...

yummmmmmmm, I love everything you bake and create! This looks so soft unlike the one's I've tried where you had to keep drinking water every bite! lol

R said...

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

I'd like to bake one but don't have this kind of baking pan.

What brand baking pan did you use?
I want to buy one, but not sure.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing the recipe.

I'd like to bake the angel food cake but don't have the special baking pan. I want to buy one.

What brand baking pan did you use for this?

Paris Pastry said...

I just used a regular 8"inch baking pan, completely round :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! It probably has 3-inch sides

Anonymous said...

mmm lekker