Pretty-in-Pink Angel Food Cake

Pretty-in-Pink Angel Food Cake

Serve this rose-tinted angel food cake with fresh strawberries and a French meringue for a pretty, pastel dessert that's ready for its close-up.

Pretty-in-Pink Angel Food Cake

  • 1 3/4 cups Domino® Quick Dissolve Superfine Sugar
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 14 large egg whites (1 3/4 cups), room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon warm water
  • 4 drops rose gel paste food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 16 ounces strawberries, hulled and quartered (about 2 cups)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups (1 pint) sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons Domino® Confectioners Sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use a fine-mesh sieve to sift 3/4 cup superfine sugar and flour 4 times.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whisk egg whites, warm water, food coloring, and 3/4 cup superfine sugar on medium speed until foamy. Add salt, cream of tartar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla; whisk until meringue is stiff but not dry.

Transfer meringue to a large bowl. In six additions, sift flour mixture on top, folding in quickly, but gently.

Transfer batter to an ungreased 10-inch tube pan with a removable bottom; smooth top with an offset spatula. Run a knife through batter to release air bubbles. Bake until golden brown and springy to the touch, 35 to 40 minutes.

Invert pan on its legs or on the neck of a glass bottle, and let cool completely, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, combine the berries, lemon juice, and remaining 1/4 cup superfine sugar in a small nonreactive bowl. Set aside to macerate while the cake is cooling, about 1 hour. In a separate bowl, stir together the sour cream, confectioners’ sugar, and remaining teaspoon vanilla.

Carefully run a long offset spatula or knife around the perimeter of the pan and the inner tube to release cake. Invert onto serving platter. Serve with macerated berries and sweetened sour cream.

Makes one (10-Inch) cake.

Recipe as featured on Martha Bakes.

Pretty-in-Pink Angel Food Cake