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Coconut Angel Food Cake

 

Yield

servings

Prep

60

min

Cook

90

min

Ready

2

hrs

Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

cake
3/4 cup cake flour
8 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
*
1 cup sugar, superfine
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
*
1/2 cup coconut
shredded, unsweetened
*
frosting
1 1/4 cups sugar
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon orange zest
grated
1/4 cup orange juice
strained
1 tablespoon corn syrup, light
1 cup coconut
shredded, toasted, unsweetened
*

Directions

Onto a sheet of wax paper, sift the flour 3 times.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt until they are frothy.

Add the cream of tartar and beat to soft peaks.

Beat in ½ cup sugar, a little at a time.

Add the vanilla and almond extract, and beat the whites to stiff peaks.

Fold in the remaining ½ cup sugar, a little at a time.

Sift the flour over the whites in 4 batches, folding it in gently after each sifting.

Fold in the coconut.

Spoon batter into a 9-inch tube pan, 3½-inches deep.

Bake in the middle of a preheated 275℉ (140℃) oven for 3½ hours.

Hang the cake in the pan, upside down, on the neck of a bottle and let it cool for 90 to 120 minutes or until cooled completely.

Release the cake with a sharp knife, turn it out on a rack and invert it onto a cake plate.

In a metal bowl, whisk together the sugar, egg whites, zest, juice, corn syrup, and a pinch of salt.

Set the bowl over simmering water, and cook, whisking, until it registers 140 degrees F on a candy thermometer.

Remove pan from heat and whisk the mixture over the hot water for 3 minutes.

Remove the bowl from the water and, with an electric mixer, beat the frosting at high speed for 7 to 10 minutes or until it is cool and holds stiff peaks.

Spread top and sides of the cake with the frosting and coat the outside with the toasted coconut.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 244g (8.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 66410% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 440mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 47%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 2% Iron 13%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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