Tuesday, July 15, 2014

THB : Chocolate Angel Cake

This week at The Home Bakers (THB), our Bake #38, is Chocolate Angel Cake, selected by Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids. I am not a fan of sponge or angel cakes that has no oil in the ingredients, and the ones I've tried so far, here and here, are somehow too dry to my liking. So when I make this cake, I do not expect much from it, other than it's soft and dry airy texture. But I was pleasantly surprised that this cake is not as dry as I expected it to be.


I made half a recipe and baked in an 8-1/2" chiffon pan with feet, for 40 minutes. This cake uses only egg whites, with no oil or butter, with 2 teaspoons of water and uses cake flour for a lighter texture. The only changes I've made is to reduce the sugar to 1/2 cup (original amount for half a recipe is 1 cup), and the sweetness is just right. This cake uses some instant coffee powder and cocoa powder, which gives it a very nice choco-coffee mocha taste. While the cake is baking in the oven, the whole kitchen smells of coffee and vanilla!


It rises really well, the texture is soft, light, spongy and airy. And with a little moistness without any dryness at all, which is a plus in my books!


Really nice cake to eat on its own, but since I've expected this cake to have a dry texture in the first place, I have reheated some homemade chocolate sauce to eat with the cake, just before I sliced the cake for a "taste-test".


Half the cake was gone last night, we had slices of it with some chocolate sauce spooned over.
And am enjoying a slice now, without the chocolate sauce, it is good enough on its own, for my breakfast, with a cup of coffee.


For the full recipe and instructions, please visit the host of this bake, Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids. To view other members' bake, please visit The Home Bakers (THB).

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We are a group of home bakers who are currently baking from "Coffee Cakes" by Lou Seibert Pappas. This is our bake no. 38 and we have 22 recipes more to go. If you are interested to be a member and join in our bakes, you may drop me an email at kitchenflavours@yahoo.com.

19 comments:

  1. I'm sorry I've missed your last several posts but I am pinning several of them, I love chiffon and sponge cakes and your recipes look so delicious as does your potato bread and Japanese dumplings!

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  2. Hi Joyce, I know I like this. Will check it out. BTW, I have a set of plates like yours, like it - very English.....

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  3. This cake is so light that one could eat half of it. Beautiful texture, so airy and soft.

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  4. Really really soft and airy..an excellent chiffon, Joyce.

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  5. Simply mouthwatering and delicious looking chocolate angel cake. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  6. Half the cake was gone last night, that is wonderful.

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  7. Another type of Chiffon cake... really can't get enough of it.

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  8. yummy cake looks super spongy and airy too

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  9. Hi Joyce! I have seen recipes for Angel Cake in the past and I noted that it uses only egg whites and no oil. That's why I never attempted it because I don't know what to do with the egg yolks hah..hah...Your Chocolate Angel Cake looks so soft and fluffy and whoa! I like the idea of having it with chocolate sauce. Yums!

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  10. This is the healthier version, I should give it a try too!

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  11. I'm behind with blogging and reading everyone's blogs! I just left a comment about your potato bread. I'm working on a post right now, not ready to publish yet and you know how busy it can get with a toddler. Your chocolate angel cake looks wonderful! I can only imagine how your house smells like baking all those goodies. Yummy!

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  12. Hi Joyce, this Chocolate Angel Cake looks so soft, light and spongy. Thanks for sharing and regards :)

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  13. Thank you Kitchen Flavour for sharing the recipe as well as the verdict of the texture. Now I know what to do with left over whites after I'd baked kueh lapis and pineapple tarts.

    Blessings
    Priscilla Poh

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  14. I love anything chocolate... Now I can marry mr. Egg white with chocolate... Lovely combi without the guilt

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  15. WOW...thumbs up for this yummy cake, yummy and healthier :)

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  16. I know nothing about angel cake until I read your post, anyway...chocolate is my favourite, may I try a piece?

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  17. Me encanta este bizcocho, que esponjoso y tierno te ha quedado.

    Besos :)

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  18. Hi Joyce , never had chocolate angel cake , love chocolate . Need any help with the leftovers ;-D thanks for sharing

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  19. Hi Joyce,

    Your chocolate angel cake is like a sponge absorbing all the chocolate sauce! Definitely yummy for me!

    This is my first time baking an angel cake and happy that this recipe works well for me :D

    Zoe

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