Hidden Treasure Angel Food Cake

by Jenn on February 22, 2009

in Desserts

Warning – this post is not gluten free!

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Do not let the “angel food” part of the title deceive you, this is an extremely rich NOT low calorie bit of yumminess!

I received the idea for this in a belated bridal shower gift that came in the mail this week.  Since the theme for the shower was cooking/food, this person sent the most awesome gift. In it was a recipe for “Hidden Treasure Cake”, which I have learned now is an angel food cake but with a chocolate filling inside and chocolate glaze on top. The package included how to make it, AND all the bakeware/ingredients to go with it! Seriously one of the most creative gift ideas I think I’ve ever seen, and well, I just couldn’t wait to try out the recipe, so I made it this weekend :)

Now let me preface this with, I am NOT a baker. I cook many things, but making cakes and pies etc. is not my specialty by any means. So you’ll have to bear with me if my cake looks a little “amateur”. Actually, I am pretty sure that this is the first cake I have ever made on my own. So keep that mind, haha.

I have definitely never made an angel food cake from scratch. But I found this recipe from Baking Bites, that wasn’t too complicated and made great angel food cake.

So this entire ensemble of steps is a bit involved probably for my first cake, but that’s ok, I’m up for the challenge!

I also decided to top it with raspberries and show it off on my beautiful Waterford Ballet Ribbon China :)  The raspberries are good for a couple of things.  One, I LOVE raspberries and they should marry chocolate.  Two, they look pretty, and three, they have now outlined portion sizes of what an appropriate cake slice should be, so I don’t eat all of this cake at once – I’m still trying to give away as much as I can, cause it’s a REALLY bad idea to have yummy chocolate cake around while I am trying be healthy and work out.  Seriously, this one slice replaced my dinner tonight just so I could afford the calories, because I couldn’t turn down such rich chocolately goodness.  Overall, not too bad for my first cake ever!

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I also realized during this that I don’t own a cake tray, hence the use of the large dinner plate to put my cake on…

Hmm now what do I do with those 12 egg yolks I have leftover?

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Caitlin February 23, 2009 at 1:53 am

Egg yolks = creme brulee or ice cream :) Or maybe some pastry cream for a tart? I love angel food cake, but I agree – the hardest thing is then getting rid of the multitude of egg yolks afterwards.

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