I remember my mom explaining to me how angel food cake was such an American delicacy and how tricky it was to make. I thought of mom often this weekend while making the Angel Cake Supreme, wishing she was here to see it in all its fluffy, iced glory.
| 1 cup Sifted cake flour
1 1/4 cups Confectioner's Sugar, sifted
1 1/2 cups Egg whites, about 12
1 1/2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1/4 tsp. Salt
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Almond extract
1 cup Sugar
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Cake Baking Time ~
Pan Type ~ 10 inch tube pan
Sift flour and confectioners sugar three times. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar, salt, vanilla and almond extract until stiff enough to hold up in soft peaks, but still moist and glossy. Beat in the granulated sugar, two tablespoons at a time, continuing to beat until meringue holds stiff peaks. Sift about 1/4 of the flour mixture over whites; fold in lightly with down up and over motion, turning bowl. Fold in remaining flour by fourths. Bake Angel Supreme Cake in an ungreased pan until done. Invert pan, cool thoroughly.
Nutrition facts: for the Angel Cake SupremeServing Size 74 grams
Calories per serving 170 calories
Fat Content 0.2g grams fat 0%
Cholesterol Content 0 mg 0%
Sodium Content 106mg 4%
Total Carbs 37.6grams 13%
Sugar Content 29.2 grams
Protein 4.7 grams
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!