Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Strawberries

Total Time:
2 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
1 hr 30 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Easy

NUTRITION INFO
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 3/4 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 12 large egg whites
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Strawberries:
  • 3 cups strawberries, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
Directions
  • Special equipment: a 9-inch angel food cake pan

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • For the cake: Sift the cake flour with the cocoa and 3/4 cup of the sugar into a large bowl.

  • Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy. Sprinkle the cream of tartar over the egg whites and continue to beat until they hold a soft peak. Add the vanilla extract and gradually beat in the remaining 3/4 cup sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time.

  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and, using a spatula, gradually fold in the flour mixture, sprinkling in about 1/4 cup at a time. Pour the batter into an ungreased 9-inch angel food cake pan and bake until the cake springs back when pressed with your finger, about 30 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour, then loosen the cake from the sides and center of the pan with a knife before unmolding.

  • For the strawberries: Combine the strawberries and sugar in a medium bowl and toss gently to coat every slice. Let the strawberries stand for about 30 minutes to allow the juices to develop. Serve over the chocolate angel food cake.


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