Ginger Angel Food Cake | Pika Chakula

Ginger Angel Food Cake

2012-12-19

This light, airy cake  is flavored with fresh ginger and topped with a lime-spiked raspberry sauce.

Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, plus more for topping
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 11 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated peeled ginger

For the sauce:

  • 3 half pints raspberries
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

Method:

Make the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sift the flour, confectioners’ sugar and salt onto a sheet of parchment paper. Sift again, then set aside.

Beat the egg whites in a large bowl with a mixer on medium speed until frothy. Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes. Gradually beat in the granulated sugar, about 1 tablespoon at a time, then increase the speed to medium high and continue beating until stiff, shiny peaks form, 12 to 15 minutes. Add the vanilla, lime zest and ginger and beat a few seconds to combine.

Sprinkle one-quarter of the flour mixture over the egg mixture and gently fold with a rubber spatula. Fold in the remaining flour mixture in 3 additions. Transfer the batter to an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Bake until the cake feels springy and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Invert the pan onto a funnel or the neck of a bottle and cool completely. Loosen the edges with a small knife, tap the sides of the pan against the counter and unmould.

Make the sauce: Puree 2 half pints raspberries in a blender with 2 tablespoons water, the granulated sugar, lime zest and lime juice. Strain to remove the seeds. Top the cake with confectioners’ sugar, the sauce and the remaining raspberries.

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Recipe Comments

  1. posted by clntvrrt on Mar 18, 2013

    Please don’t suggest jam tart or sponge pudding. Give me something a little more creative or unusual to try. Thanks!

  2. posted by Thomas Lopez on Mar 20, 2013

    How many? The person who lists the most get the points!

  3. posted by kevindiking67verizonnet on Mar 22, 2013

    But any other tips out there from amateur bakers???????

  4. posted by Matthew David on Mar 26, 2013

    Full meal dinner, consisting of : appetizer, maincourse, condiments and dessert.

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