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Angel Food Cake

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angel food cake


Angel food cake was invented in the nineteenth century, and there are two theories behind the name. The 'official' story is that because the cake is so incredibly white and fluffy, it must be made for angels. My thinking is, however, that because the cake is completely fatless, it means it is a guilt free 'angelic' treat.

Angel food cake is made mainly from egg whites, which gives it its white and light appearance. There are baking tins designed specifically for this type of cake to give it the maximum rise, but unless you are a true baking enthusiasts, you probably don't have one to hand. I certainly don't, and so used an ordinary cake tin. This does mean it won't rise much as it ought, but it is still a yummy fat free treat.

You will be left with a lot of egg yolks at the end, so if you feel like being a bit indulgent, you could make custard to go with it.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients
10 eggs
3 lemons
7 glace cherries
125g plain white flour
60g Truvia sweetener (or 300g caster sugar)
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp wildflower honey
tsp salt
1 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp water


Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180 ༠C/ 160 ༠C fan/350 ༠F/4 Gas.



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Zest and juice two lemons.



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Separate the eggs and whisk the whites until frothy.



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Whisk in the lemon zest, lemon juice, cream of tartar, and salt to form soft peaks.
Gradually whisk in the sweetener/sugar.



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Fold in the flour 1/3rd at a time.



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Pour the mixture into an un-greased cake tin.
Run a knife down the middle of the mixture to remove any air bubbles.



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Bake in the oven.



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Juice the third lemon, and heat in a saucepan with honey.
Poke holes in the top of the cake with a skewer, and our the syrup over the top.



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Mix the icing sugar with water and drizzle dollops on top of the cake.



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Place the cherries on top.



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#Fat Free
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