Angel Food Cake w/Lime glaze & Raspberry whipped cream

The weather is slowly getting cold here in the North east and we had our first snow as well for the season.I was not ready when we had the snow fall over the weekend especially because of our trip to Florida, which was very warm.My daughter, however, enjoyed the snow and tried to make a snowman.After so much activity, it is nice to be back home and eat Dal and rice.We are still in the process of unpacking, with laundry piled up high.Overall, at the moment, my house in an embarrassment.

Before our trip, we had a party at our house, a potluck party and when everyone got main courses and sides, I made this Angel Food cake.At first, I was skeptical to serve the cake with Raspberry whipped cream.If it did not go well with the cake, I was ready to eat it all by myself.My love for Raspberry creams started when I made the filling for Macarons.Since Angel food cake is a very light cake, I combined Raspberry Jam with Light whipped cream.It was perfect but for those of you who don't have much fascination for fruit fillings and toppings, you can eat as is or with a dollop of whipped cream.

Adapted from Emeril's
  • 1 cup Cake flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites,about 12 eggs
  • 1 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 tsp Lime juice (The recipe calls for lemon but I used limes)
  • 2 tsps + 2 1/2 tbsps Lime juice
  • 1 tsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 tsps Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar,sifted
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • Pinch of salt
Procedure
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Do not grease the pan
  • Using 2 parchment papers, (about 8X12 in size), sift the cake flour and 1/4 cup sugar 4 times, going back and forth between the papers
  • Sift 1 cup of granulated sugar on another paper
  • Beat the egg whites in a DRY bowl (absolutely no moisture) until foamy
  • Add the salt, cream of tartar, 2 tsps lime juice juice, water, vanilla and almond extracts.
  • Increase the speed to medium-high and beat until the whites are nearly stiff.
  • Lower the speed to medium-low and beat in the sifted sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until the mixture forms stiff peaks yet is not dry.(Follow the instructions of adding 2 tbsps at a time. Learned the hard way)
  • Sift 1/4 of the flour mixture on top of the beaten egg whites. Using a large rubber spatula, gently fold together. Repeat this 3 more times with the remaining flour mixture, each time folding very gently together.
  • Pour the batter into a 10 inch tube pan and run a knife in the batter to take out any air bubbles
  • Bake the cake until the top is lightly golden and the cake springs back when touched lightly, about 45 to 50 minutes.
  • Invert the pan and let it cool for an hour or so.

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  • Run a knife around the inner and outer edges of the cake pan to loosen it from the sides.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar, lime juice, and zest and stir until smooth. (The glaze should be thick enough to cling to the sides of the cake yet still fluid)Adjust it as needed. If the glaze is too thin, add a bit more confectioners' sugar. If too thick, add more citrus juice. Spread the glaze over the top of the cake, allowing some to drip down the sides. Let the glaze set before serving the cake.
Raspberry Cream

4 oz of light whipped topping (You can find that in the freezer section)
4 oz of Seedless Raspberry Jam
2 tbsps of powdered sugar

Combine them together and refrigerate it until you are ready to use.
Based on you sweet you like, you can skip the sugar or add more sugar.

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Make it, eat it and enjoy it,

Hugs,
Shri

30 comments:

prasu said...

lovely cake dear..........soft and rich.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

wow that looks yummylicious!that sec pic is tempting me..

Sushma Mallya said...

wow shri cake is so perfect with a yummy whipped cream...looks very good and awesome click

Astra Libris said...

Your angel food cake is SO gorgeous! Just the thing to cheer one up amidst the cold weather! I LOVE the idea of raspberry whipped cream - wow!

Tina said...

Sooooo soft and spongy....Perfect for this season...

Angie's Recipes said...

I love all kinds of foam cakes, esp. the angel food cake, which is soft, airy and light!

Padma said...

Looks so soft and yummy... very tempting Shri

Priya said...

Am inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this spongy, soft and beautiful cake Shri..awesome!!

Vrinda said...

WOW such a lovely airy cake...looks awesome dear....

sayantani said...

what an airy and fluffy cake Shri. looks delicious.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Perfect bake, very delicious.

Gulmohar said...

Perfect and spongy cake..Looks fabulous :-)

Vaishali said...

Oh, the angel food cake-- it's been the one recipe I've not been able to veganize so far, simply because it's so difficult to substitute the airy quality of the whipped egg whites that's so integral to the structure. Good job with yours!

Sarah Naveen said...

Oh my>.that looks wonderful and yummy!!!

Gita said...

The cake and the sauce looks absolutely gorgeous and tempting:)

Nandini said...

The cake is so soft! I love the texture of the cream and it looks heavenly!

VENNILLA said...

Hi friend this is vennilla here.. ur doing a really good job.. can we exchange links..

Abhilash said...

Same pinch to your daughter because I also like snow a lot.

The cake looks fluffy and delicious.

Pari said...

The cake looks so soft, and i like the topping too.

Uma said...

you have very good baking skills. Cake looks marvellous :)

Soma said...

What a perfect angel cake!!! Looks so soft and fluffy and airy. I loved your idea of the raspberry cream. Very easy and neat. will it in mind :)

Bergamot said...

Wow this looks really yummy, so soft. I am tempted to bake one today.

San said...

Cake looks incredible,just want to taste it right away ;) it's so inviting.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

You are rocking Shri. I cant even describe what i feel, look at its awesome texture dhool......

Yasmeen said...

That looks sinfully good!

Divya Vikram said...

Love the first pic. Cake looks airy n perfectly baked!

Padhu said...

Wow!Cake looks awesome.
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s said...

og god..this pic is too tempting....

Red Chillies said...

Looks delicious Shri and I admire your courage for baking this. Somehow I feel the store brought angel cake is laden with vanilla essence.

Nags said...

i bought the pans for this so making it soon! :)

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