Chocolate Angel Food Cake

 This recipe is something of a triumph for me. 

Chocolate Angel Food Cake 

I have long suffered with an inability to make a light and tender angel food cake.  The cakes always, without fail, fall in the oven or just after removal from the oven.  It drove me mad!

Chocolate Angel Food Cake 

Now I am confident those days are behind me with this recipe!  It is adapted from a recipe on Baking Bites which sounds lovely as is, but I tinkered, and added chocolate … which can’t be all bad!

Chocolate Angel Food Cake   

 Chocolate Angel Food Cake   Serves 10

1 1/2 cups egg whites at room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup cake flour, sifted with
1/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla

Heat your oven to 325 F and wash and dry a 9″ tube pan, making sure it is completely clean.

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With a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat the egg whites on medium speed until they begin to forth.  Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, the salt and the cream of tartar.  Increase the speed to high and beat until soft peaks form.  Add the vanilla and blend well.

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Sift the dry ingredients, making sure they are well blended.  Fold the dry ingredients into the whipped egg whites in four additions, making sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl well while folding.

 Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Pour into your tube pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

 Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Cool inverted on a cooling rack for at least two hours, or overnight.

  Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Unmold, using a thin knife around the edges of the pan to help it release, slice, and serve. 

Chocolate Angel Food Cake 

I like mine with strawberries and fresh whipped cream!

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

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Author: Kelly

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  • Sarah

    I am SO SO happy it turned out for you!! Congrats.

  • Christine

    Looks lovely and light.


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  • lk (helathy delicious)

    I love chocolate angelfood cake!! This looks great – especially with the strawberries!

  • katie

    Congratulations! I have yet to master angel food cake. my last attempt was a complete flop. Your cake looks fantastic!

  • Chris

    Looks great even without the berries.

  • jenn

    Chocolate, yes. I’m glad this one turn out for you. Looks really delicious with the strawberries and whipped cream. I didn’t have dessert at lunch. Mind shipping over a slice?

  • Debi Shawcross

    Looks like you figured this recipe out–texture looks just about perfect in the photos.
    The berries are a nice addition.

  • Olive

    wow, a light chocolate cake, my sister-in-law would love it if I make this for her. thanks for the recipe

  • Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

    Your cake looks amazing! This makes me want to attempt angel food cake again. I am going to save this recipe and give it a try!

  • Alta

    I LOVE angel food cake. Never made a chocolate one for some reason…looks delicious!

  • The Chocolate Priestess

    I have a brother-in-law who has a chocolate angel food cake every year for his birthday. I don’t know if my sister just added chocolate to a mix or made it from scratch.

  • {kiss my spatula}

    light, fluffy AND chocolaty – count me in!

  • Danielle

    I am so going to have to try this recipe out!

  • Jessie

    ohhh I would love to have a slice!

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  • Kim, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet

    Man, chocolate anything and I’m slap happy! 😀 I want cake now!

  • Nutmeg Nanny

    Mmmmmm angel food cake…delicious!

  • Fudge Addict

    Fluffy, light, chocolate…what not to like, eh! Great recipe. Thank you.

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