This is a yummy change to standard Angel Food cake. It has a light and delicate flavor and hits the spot of that chocolate craving. Note: for best flavor and texture, serve the cake on the day it's made and be sure to avoid any traces of yolk in the egg whites, which would prevent them from whipping to their fullest.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). If it does not have a removable bottom, line a 9 inch tube pan with parchment paper. Sift together the flour, cocoa and 3/4 cup of the sugar. Set aside. Measure 3 tablespoons of the flour mixture and toss with the grated chocolate.

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  • In a large bowl, using an electric mixer set at low speed, beat egg whites until foamy. Increase mixer speed to medium, stir in cream of tartar and salt, and continue to beat until egg whites form soft peaks. Gradually mix in the remaining 3/4 cup sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Stir in the vanilla and lemon juice.

  • Gently fold the flour mixture into the beaten egg whites, then fold in the grated chocolate, stirring just until no white streaks remain.

  • Gently scrape the batter into the prepared pan. Smooth the surface of the batter and tap the pan lightly to remove any air bubbles. Bake in center of the preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until the surface springs back when touched. Cool completely, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving, if desired.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

222.4 calories; 6.3 g protein; 44.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 125.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2003
Can I just say DELICIOUS?!?!?!?!?! I agree with the one reviewer who said this is the perfect chocolate flavor - not too sweet not too bitter and not at all 'fake' chocolate tasting. Perfect!!! Directions are very good was very easy to prepare. After it was completely cooled I dusted the top with powdered sugar and served the cake with some fresh sliced strawberries. If you like the light texture of an angel food cake and the flavor of a rich chocolate brownie you will LOVE this dessert!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/22/2003
This cake wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be from the other reviews. That didn't keep me from eating it all! It had a funky taste. (maybe the cocoa powder) I love angel food cake and I love chocolate - but this isn't something I can't wait to make again. I'll stick with regular angel food cake. Read More
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51 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Can I just say DELICIOUS?!?!?!?!?! I agree with the one reviewer who said this is the perfect chocolate flavor - not too sweet not too bitter and not at all 'fake' chocolate tasting. Perfect!!! Directions are very good was very easy to prepare. After it was completely cooled I dusted the top with powdered sugar and served the cake with some fresh sliced strawberries. If you like the light texture of an angel food cake and the flavor of a rich chocolate brownie you will LOVE this dessert!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
This was my 1st attempt at a chocolate angel food & my 2nd attempt at any homemade angel food. It was scrumptious light & just right chocolatey. I didn't have any semi-sweet choc. squares so I ran 1/3 cup of choc. chips thru my Thunderstick Food Processor. I've made 2 angel foods so far w/my new Kitchen Aid & they're both WONDERFUL! THANKS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Very good and pretty simple. The instructions were very well thought out. I am going to make this again tonight. Mine turned a bit flat but I think my eggs were too old or I cooked it too long. I also used chips I just chopped them with a knife. I liked the little chocolate chunks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2002
Oh My GOD!!!! I thought I was going to pass out from smelling it baking. It's awesome! I to added bittersweet chocolate but in addition to the semi-sweet. I also grounded up some of the chocolate in my processor and sprinkled it on once it was cooled. I'll never make or eat regular angel food cake AGAIN! It just wouldn't be right.:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2003
This cake wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be from the other reviews. That didn't keep me from eating it all! It had a funky taste. (maybe the cocoa powder) I love angel food cake and I love chocolate - but this isn't something I can't wait to make again. I'll stick with regular angel food cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
what a wonderful light fluffy cake.my kids loved this one! I love to bake and this one will definately be made again!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Loved this nice light and moist cake. Especially good for dieters. Had this for my daughter's birthday and everyone loved it. Florence Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I loved this cake! I'm a picky eater. Its the best cake in the world i will make it again someday! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Delicious! The most time consuming part of the recipe was whipping the egg whites--but it was well worth it. I will definitely make this again. Read More
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