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Angel food cake

12/10/2019
Angel food cake

Angel Food Cake with the main ingredient of whipped egg whites, mixed with a very little amount of flour, so the baked cake is light and spongy and white, therefore it is said to be “the food of angel”, the opposite of Devil Food Cake (“food of the devil”) made from dark chocolate. Angel Food Cake reminds me of a laurel wreath that is usually hung every Christmas because the cake is baked in a mold with a core in the middle. All types of foam cake - cakes risen by air bubbles in egg whites or whipped eggs are difficult, but it is worth a try for special occasions!

Ingredients
For the cake
  • 5 egg whites
  • 66gr plain flour
  • 150gr powder sugar(divided into 2 parts of 50gr and 100gr)
  • 1/2tsp orange juice
  • 1/2tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4tsp salt
  • 1 orange
Whipping cream for decorating
  • 200ml whipping cream
  • 25gr berries and dried seeds
  • some fresh strawberries
  • 3-4tbsp raspberry jam
Instructions
For the cake
  1. Add 63g flour and 50g sugar to the bowl, mix well, and set aside.
  2. Use an electric whisk to beat the egg white for about 1 minute until frothy.
  3. Put the small orange peel into the egg bowl.
  4. Add 1/2 teaspoon of orange juice, 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Keep beating for about 3 minutes until the egg white mixture has a soft peak.
  6. Add 100gr of powder sugar. Beat at high speed until stiff peak forms.
  7. Sprinkle over 1/3 of the flour and sugar mixture into the bowl, fold gently to combine. Repeat with the remaining 2/3.
  8. Pour the mixture into 2/3 of the mold.
  9. Bake at 170 C for 40 minutes
For the topping
  1. Whisk 200ml of whipping cream until stiff peak forms. Then spread the cream around the cake. Add berries, dried seeds, fresh berries and rasberry jam.

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