Chocolate Angel Food Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    Angel food cake just got better with the addition of chocolate. This recipe creates a very light and delicate chocolate cake that is best eaten the day it is cooked.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 3/4 cup (100g) self raising flour
    • 1/4 cup (20g) cocoa powder
    • 3/4 cup (250g) sugar
    • 85g semisweet chocolate, grated
    • 12 egg whites
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (250g) sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
    • icing sugar, for dusting

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees C. If it does not have a removable bottom, line a 22cm ring tin with baking paper.
    2. Sift together the flour, cocoa andthe sugar. Set aside. Measure 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture and toss with the grated chocolate.
    3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set at low speed, beat egg whites until foamy. Increase mixer speed to medium then stir in cream of tartar and salt. Continue to beat until egg whites form soft peaks. Gradually mix in the remaining 3/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in the vanilla and lemon juice.
    4. Gently fold the flour mixture into the beaten egg whites, then fold in the grated chocolate, stirring just until no white streaks remain.
    5. Gently scrape the batter into the prepared cake tin. Smooth the surface of the batter and tap the tin lightly to remove any air bubbles. Bake in centre of the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until the surface springs back when touched. Cool completely and sprinkle with icing sugar before serving.

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    Can I just say DELICIOUS?!?!?!?!?! I agree with the one reviewer who said this is the perfect chocolate flavor - not too sweet, not too bitter, and not at all 'fake' chocolate tasting. Perfect!!! Directions are very good, was very easy to prepare. After it was completely cooled, I dusted the top with powdered sugar, and served the cake with some fresh sliced strawberries. If you like the light texture of an angel food cake, and the flavor of a rich chocolate brownie, you will LOVE this dessert!!!  -  28 Mar 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was my 1st attempt at a chocolate angel food & my 2nd attempt at any homemade angel food. It was scrumptious, light, & just right chocolatey. I didn't have any semi-sweet choc. squares so I ran 1/3 cup of choc. chips thru my Thunderstick Food Processor. I've made 2 angel foods so far w/my new Kitchen Aid & they're both WONDERFUL! THANKS!  -  04 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Very good and pretty simple. The instructions were very well thought out. I am going to make this again tonight. Mine turned a bit flat but I think my eggs were too old or I cooked it too long. I also used chips I just chopped them with a knife. I liked the little chocolate chunks.  -  23 Jul 2002  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)