Blueberry Angel Food Cake

Every summer I try out a new blueberry recipe and this time I tried a blueberry angel food cake from Cooking Light. It is a beautiful cake. Our best friends' kids go back to school this week, so we had a back-to-school bash with this cake, sparkling cider and a pool (kiddie) side lunch at their house. The kids loved it. I would recommend using a little more powder sugar for the glaze as mine was a little too runny. It is also best the day it is baked, by the next day the berries and glaze make is soggy. A great cake if you need to use up some eggs or can get blueberries for 99 cents a pint!Cake

1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup sifted cake flour (I used regular all purpose flour)
12 large egg whites
1 1/4 tsp Cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
2 Tbsp sifted cake flour
1 Tbsp grated lemon rind

1 cup powdered sugar (I would try more sugar or less juice)
3 Tbsp lemon juice

1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2.  Sift together 1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup flour.

3.  In a large bowl, beat egg whites with a mixer at high speed until foamy.  Add cream of tartar and salt, beat until soft peaks form.  Add 1 cup sugar, 2 Tbsp at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.

4.  Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, fold in.  Fold in vanilla and blueberries.

5.  Combine 2 Tbsp flour and lemon rind, toss to coat.  Sprinkle over egg white mixture, fold in.

6.  Spoon the batter into an ungreased (I lightly sprayed mine with PAM) 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly.  Bake for 40 minutes (mine was done in 35 minutes) or until springs back when lightly touched.

7.  Invert pan and cool.  Loosen the cake with a metal spatula and then invert onto cake pan.

8.  For the glaze, combine powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl with a whisk.  Drizzle whisk over top of cake.



Splaneyo said...

Oh sure go the healthy route...what is a cup of butter here of there Katie. =) Looks great - I will give it a try with some of the remaining 13 lbs. of blueberries.

Splaneyo said...

That should be or not of. What can you do?