Friday, January 8, 2010

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries and Chantilly Cream




This old fashioned Angel food cake was baked in my old fashioned kitchen.  I covered this yummy Angel Food Cake with Chantilly Cream and layers of fresh strawberries.  I made this cake for my Father in Law's birthday.  I love my in law's they are so dear to me!  :)  I didn't have the proper pan so...
I had to borrow their pan.  This pan I'm sure has been around at least 10 maybe 30 years??  The descriptions in my cookbook- Baking At Home with The Culinary Institute of America, says you should have an Angel Food Pan that has legs.  The cake cools upside down, in the pan, I had to double check that, but it's true!  This pan has legs and a removable center, even better!
For just about every cake I make I use my Kitchen Aid mixer.  My Step Mom gave it to me this past year, it to is an oldie but a goodie!  It is at least 10 yrs old.  I love it!!
The next step is to measure out the ingredients.  I carefully weigh the dry goods.  Unfortunately the Baking At Home does not have the weights listed, but that's ok, I can figure it out.
Here are all my organic and natural ingredients!
I just found this King Arthur's Unbleached Cake Flour.  This is my first time using it.  I'm very happy about it!!  Yay!  Cake flour is heavliy processed, so thank you King Arthur!!
My egg whites and cream of tarter getting mixed up.  The cream of tarter makes little lumps in the eggs, but it turns into silky whites.
Here soft peaks of silky egg whites are formed.
I add the sugar a spoonful at a time.
I sprinkle on the flour and fold it into the egg whites.
The mix has been put in the pan and is ready for cooking!  I have to run to the store for strawberries. So,
I leave the timer with my trusty husband, and he will take the cake out of the oven when it dings!
My cake is cooked and cooled. It did not rise all the way, due to an oven temperature situation, but it seems to be ok.  I whip up some Chantilly Cream and start piping it on the cake.

Fresh strawberries cleaned and dried with the greens removed.
I am layering strawberries, whipped cream, strawberries, etc...
Done!


I used a silver platter to place the cake on.  One of my Christmas gifts from my Mother in Law, a heirloom to pass down to our girls.  Happy Birthday Kent!  Love, Rachel

2 comments:

  1. Looks yum! Great photos too!

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  2. So sorry I couldn't be there! Looks wonderful Rach. <3

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