Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Strawberries
Dig into this quick and easy dessert recipe by Trisha Yearwood from Trisha's Southern Kitchen.
- 15 minutes
- 2 hours
- 8 servings
- ¾ cup sifted Cake Flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened Cocoa powder
- 1½ cups Sugar
- 12 large Egg whites
- Pinch of Salt
- 1½ teaspoons Cream of tartar
- ¾ teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 3 cups Strawberries, sliced
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 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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