Chocolate Angel Food Cake

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"This is a delicious angel food cake with a delicate chocolate flavor. It can be served either plain or with a dollop of whipped cream. It can also be dressed up with a delectable rich chocolate Ganache icing."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (41.7 g)
  • Calories 160.3
  • Total Fat - 1.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 0.1 mg
  • Sodium - 49.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 36.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.3 g
  • Sugars - 29.2 g
  • Protein - 1.5 g
  • Calcium - 5 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Sift together the flour, cocoa, and 3/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons of sugar 3 times; set aside.

Step 3

In a large mixer bowl, beat egg whites and salt until foamy on medium speed.

Step 4

Sprinkle in the cream of tartar and the vanilla and almond extract.

Step 5

Continue to beat until egg whites are stiff and stand in peaks; about 2-3 minutes

Step 6

Add the second amount of sugar of sugar, 2 Tablespoons at a time. Beating only until sugar is blended, about a minute.

Step 7

Sprinkle flour mixture, ¼ cup at a time over the beaten egg whites, folding it in gently with a spatuala,just until flour mixture disappears.

Step 8

Gently add the batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan.

Step 9

With a knife, gently cut through the batter 2 or 3 times in a circular motion.

Step 10

Bake 30-35 minutes.

Step 11

Turn oven off and leave in oven for 5 minutes more.

Step 12

Remove and invert tube pan on a long neck glass bottle like a coke or beer bottle.

Step 13

Let cake hang until it is completely cooled.

Step 14

When cooled, if necessary, carefully take a sharp knife and loosen the cake from around the pan to remove it.

Step 15

Place angel food cake topside down on a cake stand or a plate.

Step 16

Serve it plain, or topped with whipped cream. Or,ice the cake with Chocolate Ganache, which is my favorite.

Step 17

To serve pretty cake slices, use a very sharp knife when cutting the cake.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.