52 weeks of baking – Tube/Bundt Cake
I have fond memories of making angel food cake from a box with my grandma. Pouring ingredients into the mixer, letting it whip up into a big foamy batter and picking off the brown crust as it cools when no one is looking. Now a days I don’t believe in things from a box, they have served their purpose in my life and I’ve moved on to creating more complicated things from scratch. I still love angel food cake so I endeavor to make it from scratch, but I’ve had issues. The couple times I’ve made it from scratch I don’t know if I’ve over beat it or under beat it, the cake always looks great in the oven, but as soon as I take it out it collapses. The angle food cakes I’ve made have had great flavor but their texture is lacking the angel lightness you anticipate.
So I’ve moved on. I haven’t mastered angel food cake yet, but I’ve made an alternative that is reminiscent of angel food cake. Great height and flavor, just not quite the same texture, but it’s a different cake so that doesn’t matter. I like to serve this cake with whipped cream and berries, just like the angel food cakes of my youth.
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