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. :- )
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.