National Angel Food Cake Day

You can't beat Chocolate Angel Food Cake in October!
Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Are You Celebrating National Angel Food Cake Day?

The one thing I remember most about growing up is Chocolate Angel Food Cake with fluffy 7-minute frosting on top. That cake is one of the happiest memories of my childhood.

My nanny, Fannie Henderson was the expert at making angel food cake, but when she made the chocolate one, I wanted to stay in the kitchen and eat the whole thing.

So, you can make it from scratch like Fannie did by following the instructions from The Joy of Baking below:


Or, you can purchase an angel food cake mix, add 3 Tablespoons of Cocoa to the dry mix and then follow the directions on the box.

Required Frosting for a Chocolate Angel Food Cake

Chocolate Angel Food Cake requires fluffy marshmallow-like frosting
Fluffy Frosting from the browneyedbaker.com

Click this link for the instructions and recipe for the frosting.

Back in the Day

When I was little, it was only on very special occasions that we had this wonderful cake.

It wasn’t only my favorite, it was Grandpa Burton’s favorite too!

There were times when Grandma and Grandpa Burton were coming for a visit and that was itself the reason for a celebration.

Back then, the eggs came from a local farm. They were huge and fresh.

We purchased most of the ingredients from Hulse’s General Store where you could buy the cloth for your new dress at the same time you purchased the cake flour for the cake.

It’s Unique

For me, this kind of cake was part of my growing up years. We had it at least a dozen times a year.

Today, when I ask people if they’ve ever tasted chocolate angel food cake, they look at me like I’m nuts. Very few people have tasted this culinary masterpiece.

Since you can cheat and use the mix to achieve the same result as making it from scratch, there’s really no excuse for not trying it this Halloween. Your kids (if they’re anything like me) will go nuts with the combination of chocolate and gooey marshmallows.

That’s it!

Happy National Angel Food Cake Day from Peggy M McAloon, author, and Elle and Ginny Burton who are in the kitchen this morning making this family favorite.

 

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