DAFFODIL CAKE (and regular Angel Food Cake)

I saw this recipe in Cook’s Country magazine and knew I had to try it. Angel Food Cake is one of my favorite desserts and I’ve never heard of this variety.  Angel cakes get a bad rap in my opinion for being time consuming or difficult, but they really are easy.  You could also make this using a mix, but I really do prefer to make mine from scratch. They just taste so much better to me.  I thought this would be a wonderful Easter dessert, so I hurried to get the recipe on this morning. I hope you’ll try it, it is defenitely worth the small amount of effort it takes.

DAFFODIL CAKE (and regular Angel Food Cake)

CAKE
1 1/2 cups egg whites* (10 to 12), room temperature
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
*6 egg yolks, reserved from above eggs (omit for regular angel food cake)
1/2 tsp orange extract (omit for regular angel food cake)

GLAZE:
2 T cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar

Sift the powdered sugar and flour together, set aside.
Put egg whites in a large bowl, add the cream of tartar and vanilla.
Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till soft peaks form (tips curl).
Gradually add sugar (the granulated), about 2 T at a time, beating on medium to high speed till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).

Sift about one-fourth of the flour mixture over the egg white mixture, then gently fold in. Repeat with remaining flour, doing one-fourth at a time.

FOR REGULAR ANGEL FOOD CAKE:
Gently pour batter evenly into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
Gently cut through batter with a knife.
Bake on the medium-low rack at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or till the top springs back when lightly touched.  Immediately invert the cake in pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
When cool, Run a knife or narrow metal spatula around edge to loosen cake from pan.

FOR DAFFODIL ANGEL CAKE:
Set aside one-third batter, about 3 cups.
Gently fill ungreased tube pan with remaining batter.

Add yolks and orange extract to reserved 3 cups of batter. Gently fold in until combined.
Scrape into tube pan on top of plain batter.

Gently cut through batter with a knife.

Bake on the medium-low rack at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or till the top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert the cake in pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
When cool, Run a knife or narrow metal spatula around edge to loosen cake from pan.

FOR GLAZE:
Whisk cream cheese and orange juice concentrate in medium bowl until smooth.
Add confectioner’s sugar and continue whisking until no lumps remain.
Drizzle over cooled cake, letting glaze drip down sides.
Let glaze set, about 30 minutes. Serve.

VARIATION: For CHOCOLATE Angel Food Cake, Prepare a regular angel cake, but sift 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder with the flour and powdered sugar

 

 

DAFFODIL CAKE (and regular Angel Food Cake)

Ingredients

    FOR CAKE:
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites* (10 to 12), room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar
  • *6 egg yolks, reserved from above eggs (omit for regular angel food cake)
  • 1/2 tsp orange extract (omit for regular angel food cake)
  • FOR GLAZE:
  • 2 T cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar

Instructions

  • Sift the powdered sugar and flour together, set aside.
  • Put egg whites in a large bowl, add the cream of tartar and vanilla.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed till soft peaks form (tips curl).
  • Gradually add sugar (the granulated), about 2 T at a time, beating on medium to high speed till stiff peaks form (tips stand straight).
  • Sift about one-fourth of the flour mixture over the egg white mixture, then gently fold in. Repeat with remaining flour, doing one-fourth at a time.
  • TO MAKE A REGULAR ANGEL FOOD CAKE:
  • Gently pour batter evenly into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  • Gently cut through batter with a knife.
  • Bake on the medium-low rack at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or till the top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert the cake in pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When cool, Run a knife or narrow metal spatula around edge to loosen cake from pan.
  • TO MAKE A DAFFODIL ANGEL CAKE:
  • Set aside one-third batter, about 3 cups.
  • Gently fill ungreased tube pan with remaining batter.
  • Add yolks and orange extract to reserved 3 cups of batter. Gently fold in until combined.
  • Scrape into tube pan on top of plain batter.
  • Gently cut through batter with a knife.
  • Bake on the medium-low rack at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or till the top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert the cake in pan onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • When cool, Run a knife or narrow metal spatula around edge to loosen cake from pan.
  • FOR GLAZE:
  • Whisk cream cheese and orange juice concentrate in medium bowl until smooth.
  • Add confectioner's sugar and continue whisking until no lumps remain.
  • Drizzle over cooled cake, letting glaze drip down sides.
  • Let glaze set, about 30 minutes. Serve.
  • VARIATION: For CHOCOLATE Angel Food Cake, Prepare a regular angel cake, but sift 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder with the flour and powdered sugar
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    Comments

    1. Dolores says:

      Ohhhh Yummmm! I missed Easter, but I definately will try the Daffodil Cake for some special occasion!!!
      Thank for sharing all your good recipes!!!
      Dolores

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