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Amaretto Angel Food Cake

Amaretto Angel Food Cake

FOOD OF ANGELS This version of Amaretto Angel Food Cake gets an extra special presentation, dipped in chocolate and garnished with an orange. (Photo: The Junior League of Houston)

From Stop and Smell the Rosemary

Ingredients: 

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 Tablespoon Amaretto
14 large egg whites, at room temperature
1½ teaspoons cream of tartar
½ teaspoon salt
1 2/3 cups sugar
1¼ cups sifted cake flour

Recipe directions: 

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Lightly grease a 10-inch tube pan. Place cooking rack in center of oven. Combine vanilla, lemon juice and Amaretto in a small bowl. Set aside. Beat egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Add cream of tartar and salt. Continue beating until soft peaks form. Add sugar, ⅓ cup at a time. Continue beating until stiff, but not dry. Fold in vanilla mixture. Sift flour over egg whites and fold gently. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake 1 hour, or until cake is golden brown and springy to the touch. Cool completely while inverted. Remove from pan.

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