Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Strawberries
A traditional angel food cake recipe served with simply prepared, naturally delicious macerated strawberries. Yum!
- 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 12 large egg whites
- Pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 cups strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons sugar
Preparation time 105mins
Cooking time 135mins
Adapted from foodnetwork.com
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Sift the cake flour with the cocoa and 3/4 cup of the sugar into a large bowl.
Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy. Sprinkle the cream of tartar over the egg whites and continue to beat until they hold a soft peak. Add the vanilla extract and gradually beat in the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time.
Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a spatula, gradually fold in the flour mixture, sprinkling in about 1/4 cup at a time. Pour the batter into an ungreased 9-inch angel food cake pan and bake until the cake springs back when pressed with your finger, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour, then loosen the cake from the sides and center of the pan with a knife before unmolding.
Combine the strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and toss gently to coat every slice. Let the strawberries stand for about 30 minutes to allow the juices to develop. Serve over the chocolate angel food cake.