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Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Maple Syrup Chocolate Sauce

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This angel food cake is light as a cloud and is layered with freshly picked sweet strawberries. Each slice of cake is then drizzled with a maple syrup chocolate sauce that is out of this world! It’s a simple and beautiful cake for a summer treat.

Ingredients

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Cake

  • 1 1/4 cups cake and pastry flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, separated
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites, approx. 9 -10 eggs (use carton egg whites if possible)
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Filling

  • 1 large carton of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Maple Syrup Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 ounces good quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F. Set aside 3, 8 inch cake pans and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl sift flour with ¾ cup of the sugar, set aside.
  3. Using a standup mixer, beat egg whites using the whisk attachment until foamy. Add lemon juice, cream of tartar and salt. Beat until soft peaks form. Beat in the vanilla extract and the remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until stiff glossy peaks form.
  4. Add sifted flour mixture to the egg white mixture, one-quarter at a time. Using a large spatula, gently fold in each addition until blended. Make sure to fold the batter gently.
  5. Divide the batter equally into the 3 lined pans and smooth the tops with your spatula.
  6. Bake in the center of the oven for 20-25mins or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.
  7. Turn the cakes upside down and place on cooling racks to cool. Approx. 1 hour
  8. Meanwhile, make your chocolate sauce.
  9. In a saucepan bring maple syrup to a boil, remove from heat and stir in chocolate, butter and salt. Stir until smooth and blended.
  10. Whip your cream, adding vanilla and icing sugar until soft peaks form.
  11. Build your cake. Place your first layer of cake on your cake stand and spread a layer of whipping cream on top. Place sliced strawberries on top of the whipping cream. Now place your next layer of cake on top and gently press down. Repeat, cream and strawberries, then the next layer of cake, and lastly a layer of cream. Scrape the extra cream that has pushed out from each layer, leaving some on the side for a pretty effect.
  12. Add chocolate sauce to sliced pieces of cake.

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Keywords: Angel Food Cake, Cake, Summer, Strawberries, Maple Syrup, Chocolate

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