Rose's Heavenly Cake, Page 159: Chocolate Tweed Angel Food
To be honest, i've never eaten an angel food cake before, so when Marie said this recipe is up next in line, i was pretty excited. I've always assumed angel food cake is like chiffon cake. Afterall, i have plenty of eggwhites in the freezer. :) I defrosted more eggwhites than i should..since i usually collect my eggwhites in small containers, i can't remember exactly how many eggwhites there are per each container. Since i had excess eggwhites defrosted, i made macarons with it for the upcoming MacTweets Mac-Attack4 (that will be in the next post).
Again, this cake is pretty easy but the only thing that got me really worried is that when i beat the 16 eggwhites, the whites fluff up till it's almost the top of my KitchenAid mixer..and i can't really tell if it is medium peak or stiff peak, since it is way up the top of my mixer and when i lift up, i can't really tell either..lol! So i just made an estimate guess on what i think is stiff peak..:p
I made a small mistake: I put rice in the empty glass bottle so that it can be weigh down when i cool the cake upside down..however, in my haste i forgot to tightened the cap and the bottle toppled over and i had rice all over my cake. Had to brush off all the rice and some got stuck (in the cracks) and not easy to remove! I suppose the uncooked rice does add to the crunch..lol!
Ok..you see half of the cake above because, i only frosted half of the cake! LOL! That's because i ran out of heavy cream and i had only half of the required amount.
Verdict: I like it and so does everyone in my family! It's very soft and fluffy and taste quite like chiffon cake except it has less flavor than chiffon cake, but the cream-frosting made up for the flavor. Normally i would eat chiffon cake on it's own, but for angel food cake, it is rather bland without any whipped cream or syrup or whatever is the term for it...(my mind's blank after too much baking for the day..)? Without the heavy-cream, it taste quite like a diet cake to me..lol! I guess it is since only egg whites and no oil and the little chocolate doesn't really help either! So it is best to eat this cake frosted with the cream suggested in the book. :)