Happy Valentine’s Day,
Ahhh, Valentine’s Day, a day of love, romance and chocolate. I love Valentine’s Day because it’s full of hearts, flowers and sweets, however I think now a days it’s more for the newly in love couples. I remember back when I was dating my now Husband, he would have flowers sent to my work, surprise me with chocolate or jewelry and now it seems like life gets in the way for all that romance. It’s more like, for Valentine’s Day can we get tires for the car? I don’t feel like cooking, let’s get a pizza. Routine tends to take over and we miss out on all the little fun things in life, like V-day. I don’t think it should be like that, but that’s what happens. But those kind of things don’t stop me from treating my Husband with treats like this.
Homemade Angel Food Cake. This is one of my favorites, if not my favorite cake. Not because it’s low-calorie, but because it’s so light and fluffy and I just love the taste. I love adding fresh berries to it, eating it by its self or even drizzling chocolate over the top. Angel Food Cake is just the best cake, and pretty easy to make!
I do not own and angel food cake pan so I baked this in a loaf pan. I am very impressed how well it came out. It’s perfect! Crusty top, soft everywhere else. I swear I could eat the whole cake! Yes the whole cake! But it is Valentine’s Day and of course I will share with my Husband. I’ll let him spoon feed it to me, and maybe just maybe I’ll give him a bite! Ha ha Fat chance! Here’s what it looks like when I took it out of the pan.
Kind of plain-looking, so you need to dress this up, and make it pretty! Of course there is nothing wrong with plain Angel Food Cake, but dressed up is so much better!!! There’s no surprise I like my berries!
Angel Food Cake – Adapted from Cookie Madness
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cake flour plus 1 tablespoon
6 large egg whites at room temperature
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a 9×5 inch loaf pan with regular aluminium foil.
Mix half of your ground sugar in a small bowl with the cake flour and salt. Set aside.
In a large metal bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until foamy. When foamy, add the cream of tartar and beat until medium peaks form. Slowly beat in the sugar.
Beat in the vanilla.
With a large scraper, fold the flour mixture into egg white mixture, a little bit at a time.
Carefully spoon mixture into the ungreased loaf and bake for 35 minutes.
Check cake by sticking a toothpick in it, when it comes out clean, cake is done. Let the loaf pan cool, then carefully lift from pan and peel away the foil.
Makes 6 slices
Calories per slice: 153, Fat: .01, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 55, Carbs: 34, Fiber: .04, Sugar: 25, Protein: 5.8
I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine’s Day, full of love, romance, laughter, friends and if none of those things are happening, treat yourself to some chocolate, flowers and angel food cake!!! Thats probably what I’ll do! 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!