Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Angel Food Cake

I've never touched a buffalo before but I think about it a lot.  I like to imagine what it would feel like to sink my fingers into buffalo fur.  Maybe I think about this because I really like Yellowstone and I really like buffalo, or maybe it's just because I'm a weirdo.

Whatever the reason, I always thought that their thick fur would have the same texture of angel food cake.  For that reason, I call it buffalo cake (re: weirdo).
I get it if you don't like to associate your food with animals' fur, so you can just skip to the recipe.  Lets talk about the texture of this cake a little bit more though.  It is light and a little spongy in the middle and then it's got that perfect sugary crust on top.  I like to top it with fresh berries, maybe some whipped cream too.

Angel food cake would be a perfect spring dessert to have after your Easter dinner this Sunday.  I ain't sayin', I'm just sayin'.

Recipe from Better Homes & Gardens checkered cookbook
1 1/2 c. egg whites (10-12 large eggs)
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. granulated sugar

1.  After separating your eggs, allow the whites to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.  Meanwhile, sift together powdered sugar and flour (should do this 3 times, I'm lazy and only do it once).

2.  Add cream of tartar and vanilla to egg whites then transfer to a stand mixer.  Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.  Slowly, add granulated sugar until stiff peaks form.

3.  Fold in powdered sugar/flour mixture 1/4th at a time.

4.  Pour into an ungreased tub pan - cut through the batter with a knife a few times to remove air bubbles.

5.  Bake at 350˚ for 40-45 minutes.  Invert cake by resting the center of the tube pan on a wine bottle (or any other bottle) and leave there until cooled.  Cut around the edges of the pan to remove the cake.


  1. And not only is it the perfect spring dessert, it's a cake that is good for you with all of those egg whites.

    1. That's's practically a health food!


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