Living on a farm, we always had plenty of farm fresh eggs. On Saturday, we would bake up one of Mom's Angel Food Cakes and on Sunday mornings we would have fried Cake. Wow !!! What a treat. You make it up by slicing the cake thinly and dipping it in egg, just like making french toast.
12 Egg whites
1 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups Sugar, divided
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Almond extract
1 cup Sifted cake Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
Oven Temp ~ 375°
Cake Baking Time ~ - 40 minutes
Pan Type ~ 10 x 3 3/4-inch - Angel Food cake pan
In large bowl, using a mixer, beat egg
whites with cream of tartar at high speed until foamy. Add 3/4 cup of the
sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating constantly until sugar is dissolved*
and whites are glossy and stand in soft peaks. Beat in flavorings.
Sift together the flour, remaining sugar and salt. Sift about 1/2 cup of the flour mixture over whites and gently fold just until flour disappears. Repeat, folding in remaining flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time. Pour into ungreased 10 x 3 3/4-inch Angel Food pan. Gently cut through batter with metal spatula.
Bake Mom's Angel Food Cake in a preheated oven until top springs back when lightly touched with finger. Invert cake in pan on funnel or bottle neck. Cool completely, about 1 and 1/2 hours.
With narrow spatula or knife, loosen angel food cake from pan and gently shake onto serving plate.
Top with fruit or frost if desired.
Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe:
Omit almond extract and increase vanilla to 2 teaspoons. Reduce flour to 2/3 cup and sift in 1/3 cup Cocoa Powder. Prepare batter and bake angel food cake as above.
Nutrition facts: for Mom's Angel Food CakeServing size 70 grams
Calories per serving 154 calories
Fat Content 0.2g grams fat 0%
Cholesterol Content 0 mg
Sodium Content 106 mg 4%
Total Carbs 33.5 grams 11%
Sugar Content 25.3 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!