Friday, August 31, 2012

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Ingredients • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10) • 1 cup cake flour • 2 cups sugar, divided • 1/2 cup baking cocoa • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/4 teaspoon salt • GLAZE: • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
Directions • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift together the flour, 1 cup sugar and cocoa twice; set aside. • Add the cream of tartar, vanilla and salt to the egg whites. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time. • Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. • Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 40-50 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour. • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. For glaze, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and cream. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over cake. • Yield: 12 servings.

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