Chocolate Cupid Cakes with Satin Glaze

Author: Canadian Living

Each diminutive angel food cake serves two quite cosily. For an even more sumptuous experience, serve with Raspberry Chantilly.

  • Portion size 2 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: February 2006

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cups sifted cake-and-pastry flour
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup egg whites about 7
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Chocolate Satin:
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream

Method

Into bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder and 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the sugar; sift again. Set aside.

In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; beat in 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. Fold in vanilla. Sift one-third of the flour mixture at a time over top, gently folding in each addition until blended.

Using large piping bag with 3/4-inch (2 cm) opening, pipe batter into 6 mini (1-1/4 cup/300 mL) angel food cake pans, filling halfway to tops. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until cake springs back when lightly touched, about 20 minutes.

Invert pans; let cakes hang in pans to cool completely. Remove from pans. (Make-ahead: Wrap in plastic wrap; store in single layer in airtight container for up to 2 days or overwrap and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Chocolate Satin: Place chocolate and corn syrup in heatproof bowl. In small saucepan, heat cream over medium heat just until steaming; pour over chocolate, whisking until smooth. (Make-ahead: Let cool; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days. Rewarm to continue.) Spoon over cakes, using knife to spread and drizzle down sides.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 88 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 195.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 13 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 3.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 3.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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