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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. :- )

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ยบ.

  2. Dissolve the coffee in hot water; set aside.

  3. Sift together the cake flour, sugar, and salt; set aside.

  4. 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.

  5. Add the coffee/water mixture and vanilla.

  6. Fold in the flour/sugar mixture.

  7. Pour into the ungreased round tube pan.

  8. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

  9. 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.

Frosting: In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar. Add the coffee/water mixture, vanilla, salt and milk. Blend until smooth. Add a little more milk if needed to make the frosting a spreadable consistency.