Are you searching for an amazing, low-calorie dessert that you can take anywhere? Are you looking for a slightly sweet treat to offer your guests with coffee after dinner? Are you running out of time and out of ideas for the sweet finale of the evening?
Look no further than angel food cake.
This sweet, spongy, light cake is low on fat while still being delectable. It also stores well. You can refrigerate angel food cake for about a week, or you can freeze it. Best of all, you can bake it in a loaf pan for an easy, handsome form that will impress all of your dinner guests.
First, gather all of the ingredients you will need to make your angel food cake. You will need the following ingredients: 1 1/2 cups of egg whites, 1 cup cake flour that has been sifted, 1 1/3 cup sugar, ½ teaspoon almond extract, 3/4 teaspoon cream of tarter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 teaspoons salt. You will also need three regular loaf pans, a spatula, measuring cups, two bowls, a mixer, a knife or toothpick, and an oven mitt or two.
Heat your oven to 350 degrees. While the oven is heating up, mix the flour and half the sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and add salt and cream of tarter to the egg whites as they begin to foam.
As the peaks form on the egg whites, add the rest of the sugar and the almond and vanilla extracts.
Finally, fold the flour/sugar combination into the egg white mixture using a spatula. Butter or grease your loaf pans, and fill each pan about half-way with the angel food cake mixture.
Bake the angel food cake for about 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick or a knife comes clean when you insert it into the top of the cake. Immediately turn the cake over and allow it to cool on a cooling rack.
Garnishing the Cake
There are several ways you can garnish an angel food cake that you have made in a loaf pan. This is especially important if you are giving the angel food cake as a gift or if you are serving it for a special holiday dinner. For example, if you are giving the angel food cake as a gift, then do not take it out of the pan. Instead, allow the cake to cool in the loaf pan. Sprinkle it with powdered sugar or a seasonal jam. Then, slide it into a cellophane bag and cinch it with a colorful ribbon.
If you are serving your angel food cake in a loaf pan for a holiday party, then make sure to take it out of the pan and allow it to cool. Cut the angel food cake loaf into equal parts and serve with chilled whipping cream, fresh berries, and a sprig of fresh mint.
Not only is angel food cake a lovely dessert that looks great on festive dessert plates, but it also is a low-calorie sweet that is satisfying. If you are tired of complicated desserts that just do not live up to their name and the effort and resources that you put into them, then it is time to try angel food cake. When you bake angel food cake in a loaf pan, you can get the look of a handsome cake loaf or you can give the cake in the pan as a gift. This is a charming, economical way to give guests or friends a wonderful, sweet, low-fat treat. Perhaps best of all, you are likely to be able to find all of the ingredients you need to make an angel food cake in a loaf pan already in your kitchen pantry! Do not delay any longer. Stop looking through cookbooks looking for a recipe that impresses! Instead, whip up an easy, delicious angel food cake in a loaf pan and surprise your family members and friends with the easy yet satisfying dessert!