Perfect Angel Food Cake

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  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    This Angel Food Cake recipe has been in my family for generations and I thought I would share it with some of my favorite chicken people! I especially had MissPrissy in mind for this one. [​IMG]

    My great-grandmother used to make my sisters, brother, and I one of these for our birthday every year. She put a glaze over the top, which I never was able to get a recipe for.

    Anyhow, here is the recipe. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I always have. [​IMG]

    Perfect Angel Food Cake

    12 egg whites
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1 1/2 cups sugar
    1 level tsp. cream of tartar
    2 tsp. vanilla
    1 cup cake flour

    -In a large, plastic or glass mixing bowl, whip eggs until frothy. Add salt and cream of tartar. Beat until stiff. Sift sugar three times and then add gradually, a little at a time, carefully and slowly folding over and over with at wooden or plastic spoon. Sift flour three times and add to egg white/sugar mixture gradually, folding over and over like you did with the sugar. Pour mixture into an ungreased angel food cake pan. Bake at 325* for 45 minutes to an hour. Check to see if done by carefully touching top of cake. If it bounces back, it is done. Remove from oven and turn upside down (I balance my pan upside down on top of a mason (canning) jar.) Remove from pan when completely cooled.

    I like to serve our cake with strawberries and whipping cream. [​IMG]
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yum!!!! Angel Food Cake is soooo good!!!
     
  3. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do you add the vanilla GG?
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I stir it in at the end, right before I pour the batter into the cake pan.

    Happy baking! [​IMG]
     
  5. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    This is easy and very very good! I did a few things differently, just to make life easier on me. I didnt use cake flour, I used all purpose flower. I sifted the flour with the sugar together to make it easier to add to the egg whites. And I added the vanilla when I was beating the egg whites. This is a GREAT recipe. I had been using another one, but this one turns out much better.
     
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    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have never did anything differently for fear I would mess it up, so those changes are good to know! Thanks for sharing them! [​IMG]
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I was a little afraid to use the all purpose flour. I had planned on making this recipe tonight, but I hadn't realized I was out of cake flour. So I checked online, and everyone pretty much said you can use all purpose for cake flour, you just need to sift it. It worked just fine!
     
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    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Great to know!

    My great-grandmother always followed the recipe to a tee and swore up and down if it wasn't followed exactly then the cake wouldn't turn out right. [​IMG]
     
  9. nwgirl

    nwgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What if you don't have a angel food pan will a 9x9 pan work?
     
  10. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    I wouldnt use the whole recipe for a 9 x 9, Im sure it would run over the sides.
     

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