Tested till perfect Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Lemon Cream

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Lemon Cream

Classic angel food cake dressed up with strawberries and cream celebrates both the season and any special occasion.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: July 2009

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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  • Portion size 12

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupssifted cake and pastry flour
  • 1-1/4 cups 1-1/4cupsgranulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups 1-1/2cupsegg whiteegg whites, (10-12)
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 1 tsp 1tspcream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspvanilla

Filling:

  • 1 tsp 1tspgelatin
  • 1 cup 1cupwhipping cream
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspgranulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsour cream
  • 1 tsp 1tspfinely grated lemon rind
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupsweet sherry, (optional)
  • 4 cups 4cupssliced hulled Strawberries
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Preparation

Into bowl, sift flour with 1/2 cup (125 mL) of the sugar; sift again into separate bowl. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; beat in lemon juice, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form. One quarter at a time, sift flour mixture over top, gently folding in each addition until blended. Fold in vanilla. Scrape into ungreased 10-inch (4 L) tube pan. Run spatula through batter to eliminate any large air bubbles; smooth top.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until cake springs back when lightly touched, 40 to 45 minutes. Turn pan upside down and let hang on legs attached to pan, or on bottle, until completely cooled. Remove from pan.

Filling: In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 2 tbsp (25 mL) cold water; let stand for 5 minutes. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring, until gelatin is melted.

Meanwhile, in bowl, whip cream with sugar; fold in sour cream and lemon rind. Fold in gelatin mixture.

Invert cake onto platter. Using long serrated knife, cut in half horizontally. Brush cut side of bottom half with 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the sherry (if using); spread with half of the cream mixture and top with half of the berries. Replace top layer of cake. Brush with remaining sherry; spread with remaining cream and berries. Refrigerate until cream is set, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 4 hours.)

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 243 pro 5g total fat 8g sat. fat 5g
carb 37g fibre 2g chol 27mg sodium 154mg
potassium 209mg

% RDI:

calcium 3 iron 8 vit A 8 vit C 55
folate 12
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