Here’s my angel food cake….yes completely and TOTALLY from scratch!
I am SO excited! Making an angel food cake from scratch has been something I wanted to figure out for YEARS….yes YEARS.
We have had chickens now for about 7 years. I had wanted them since we moved to the farm but there was no building for them to be housed in. Then one day, hubby came home with a small building…yes a small building. It was the GREATEST surprise and we have had chickens even since. Spring through fall we get about 15 eggs a day. We give a lot of eggs away and we eat an awful lot too. I am continually looking for recipes that use a lot of eggs. Check the recipe section for egg recipes.
I have tried angel food cake a few times and it just didn’t turn out. I tried it again and Wa-La….it turn out. Here was my trick. I went to www.youtube.com….yes, youtube. I typed in making an angel food cake and watched the videos. I realized that I wasn’t beating my eggs long enough and I wasn’t using eggs that were room temperature. Just those two changes and a GREAT recipe from my Amish cookbook and we had angel food cake. Daughter, Kalissa is really happy as angel food is her favorite….hubby not so happy as he is worried his favorite chocolate cake will move down the baking totem pole.
Here’s the recipe….
2 c egg whites
2 t cream of tarter
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c CAKE flour
1 c sugar
Beat the first 4 ingredients adding the 1 1/2 c sugar (gradually over 5-10 minutes) keep beating until stiff. Sift the CAKE flour and the 1 c sugar together three times. Gradually adding it to the mixture and folding it in between additions. Put the cake batter in an ungreased tube pan, bake at 350 for 1 hour.
I HIGHLY suggest watching the a video, I am a VERY visual person and it helped me tremendously. My recipe shows variations to make a lemon, maple nut, cherry nut, and chocolate. I am going to be trying these and will let you know more about them as I do…..now, I am determined to figure out meringue on pies….if I can do angel food, I think I can figure out meringue. I wonder if youtube has a video on that…..?
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