We had a fantastic weekend. Max and I went on our first date in about 10 months. Wow. I had forgotten how much I really enjoy adult conversation. Although, I also had forgotten how hard it is to not talk about our girls too. Hooray for uninterrupted conversations! My mother and step dad came for visit and I got to cook for them. My mom always cooks for me, so it’s nice to return the favor sometimes.
Here’s a recipe that I like making almost as much as I love eating.
Named for the fact that it’s light and airy, angel food cake was definitely named well. I’ve always had a thing for it because it just seems healthier than most other cakes. It in fact is! And there are only about a million different ways to make an angel food cake. Of course, you could start with a box mix and whip one up in no time. But who wants to do that when you can make your very own from scratch that taste waaaaay better? For years I’ve been purchasing angel food cakes at the store only to find out that the labor I was avoiding wasn’t so bad after all.
I do believe that an angel must have invented this cake, because it truly is heavenly! Budum chhh.
The main ingredient that creates its fluffy and white texture is the egg whites. Just be sure to have them at room temperature when you begin to whip them. Along with some cream of tartar, these babies will form peaks like the Grand Tetons. Next comes the shug-ah slowly added in by tablespoons.
My recipe is for Orange Angel Food Cake and the orange-y taste comes straight from the zested orange. No artificial extracts or flavors. Slowly fold in the flour and that’s it!
The result is a very incredible ever-so-slighty orange angel food cake that everyone will love. But believe me, they won’t need convincing. It’s just that good. And YOU will feel special for creating something so yummy that not even a store can beat. If you don’t like the taste of orange, you can always leave out the orange zest.
There is also a recipe there for a fruit compote to serve with this. I’ve made that along with this cake before and it’s yummy.
Recipe courtesy of Fitness Magazine.