Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake


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About this recipe: Angel food cake is an American classic - a light and airy cake made with loads of egg whites and no butter or oil. This is a chocolate version, which is a nice light alternative to your typical chocolate cake!

Jane Hilton

Serves: 14 

  • 475ml egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 180g cake flour
  • 20g unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr30min 

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix icing sugar, cake flour and cocoa. Sift together 2 times, and set aside.
  3. In a clean large bowl, whip egg whites, salt and cream of tartar with an electric mixer on high speed until very stiff. Fold in caster sugar 2 tablespoons at a time while continuing to mix. Fold in flour mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Stir in vanilla. Pour into a 25cm tube cake tin.
  4. Bake at 170 C / Gas 3 for approximately 1 hour, or until cake springs back when touched.

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