What do you call a cake without butter?
An Angel Food Cake
This Coffee Angel Food Cake is a State Fair of Texas Blue ribbon winner. Bake one today in honor of Big Tex. Your cake will be a blue ribbon winner too!
Coffee Angel Food Cake
An award-winning cake . . . 2007 State Fair of Texas blue ribbon winner!
This angel food cake does not contain butter. However, please note that the frosting does contain butter. If you want a totally fat-free dessert just skip the frosting and dust the cake with confectioners' sugar. Your choice! It's delicious either way. :- )
- 1 tablespoon powdered instant coffee
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1 1/2 cups egg whites (10-12), room temperature
- 1 t. cream of tartar
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 t. vanilla
Frosting: 1 cup room temperature butter, 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 1 T. powdered coffee dissolved in 1 T. hot water, 1 t. vanilla, 1/2 t. salt and 3 T. whole milk
Preheat oven to 350º.
Dissolve the coffee in hot water; set aside.
Sift together the cake flour, sugar, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk the egg whites until frothy; add the cream of tartar and continue beating. Gradually add 1 cup sugar; whisking until the mixture is at a soft-peak stage.
Be careful not to beat the egg whites until they are dry.
Add the coffee/water mixture and vanilla.
Fold in the flour/sugar mixture.
Pour into the ungreased round tube pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.
Remove form the oven, invert onto a funnel over a wire cooling rack and cool.
Once cool, turn out of the pan. Ice the top and just the top of the sides with the frosting.