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Chocolate Angel Food Cake Recipe With Sweetened Strawberries

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Sweetened Strawberries is a light, sweet finish to any meal.
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10 servings SERVINGS

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1⁄4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 3⁄4 cups sugar, divided
  • 12 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Onto a sheet of wax paper, sift cake flour with cocoa and 1⁄2 cup sugar four times. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites and salt on high speed until foamy, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle cream of tartar over the top, and continue beating until mixture holds a stiff peak, about 5 minutes. Add vanilla, and gradually beat in 1 cup sugar.
  • Using a spatula, gradually fold flour mixture into egg white mixture, about 1⁄4 cup at a time.
  • Spoon batter into an ungreased 9-inch tube pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Remove pan from oven, invert, and allow cake to cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, sprinkle sliced strawberries with remaining sugar. Stir to coat, and let stand for about 30 minutes to allow their juices to develop.
  • Serve berries alongside cake.Check out these other recipes from Trisha Yearwood.
    Reprinted with permission from Trisha’s Table. Copyright © 2015 by Trisha Yearwood. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.
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