Monday, May 2, 2011

Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Lime Sauce - Elizabeth

Gosh it's been awhile! Although there was baking going on over here, life was pretty crazy as I finished grad school and worked a bit over half-time at work.

I'm back & better than ever!

1 - NO MORE HOMEWORK EVER! This leaves lots of time for making goodies!
2 - I got a new camera!!! This means better food pictures.
3 - I got a stand mixer! A combined birthday & graduation gift from two sets of parents - it's amazing!!! [In the green apple color I wanted & everything].

My very first creation with the new mixer was angel food cake. Whipping up egg whites was no easy task with my 3-speed handheld mixer & I can't believe how EASY it was with the Kitchenaid.

Angel food cake with strawberry lime sauce

Also, we had a box of strawberries at home that I used for a sauce, but added some lime for a bit of a twist.

Cake: Ingredients
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
11 egg whites
1 tbsp warm water
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375
1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour & 1/4 cup of the sugar
2. Put egg whites & water into a mixer bowl. Beat until foamy.
3. Increase speed & add vanilla, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form.
4. Add in the remaining 1 cup of sugar, in 3 additions, until stiff, glossy peaks form.
5. Reduce to slow & add flour mixutre in 3 additions, just until incorporated

Spoon into ungreased angel food cake pan. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Turn pan upside down & allow to cool {suspend from glass bottle, if needed, to keep off surface}. Let cool completely, then run a knife along edges of pan and slowly release.

Sauce: Ingredients
16oz strawberries {1 small container}
1 cup sugar
1/4 water
Juice from two limes {optional}


1. Combine everything in small sauce pan
2. Heat at medium heat, let simmer for about 10 minutes, or until thickened

Don't worry about being accurate with the strawberry sauce - berries + sugar = delicious. 
I juiced two limes for the sauce & added the zest to the cake, although you couldn't really tell the difference. 


Angel food cake

Angel food cake with strawberry lime sauce

Many eggs

Don't worry - two recipes to use up those egg yolks are on the way!

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