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Thursday
Mar292012

Happy Birthday Kiss My Whisk & A Prized Angel Food Cake

Prize Angel Food Cake

I just realized that Kiss My Whisk is one year old today and I still have time to get a post up to celebrate! I knew it was sometime around the end of March, so I just checked to see what the exact day was and what do you know!

It's been a great year and I have had so much fun with this blog. It always makes me smile when I hear friends, family, coworkers and strangers are trying out (and enjoying) my recipes or that one has become a staple in their house. I've enjoyed meeting and being inspired by all of the wonderful food bloggers out there, and I have of course loved eating all of the food I'm cooking! It definitely urged me to cook more and try out delicious new foods. I can also tell you Mr. KMW has thorougly enjoyed reaping the benefits. 

I think it's perfect timing that this Wang Burger was my first post, which was a copycat of a burger from The Wheel in Lawrence, KS, home of the Kansas Jayhawks. And guess what, they are playing in the Final Four this weekend!  So let's all make a Wang Burger to celebrate KMW's birthday and cheer on the Jayhawks. I also like to see how far my posts have come along since my original posting.

Time to move on from the fact that my first post was a cheeseburger with bacon and a fried egg on it, no wonder my husband loves me!

Lucky for me I have a picture of my Mom's (originally Grandma's) Prized Angel Food Cake in my back pocket to post for you guys! This cake is so light and fluffy. So light we can pretend it's dietary, especially if you decide to just top it with some strawberries instead of frosting. Growing up birthday cake equaled Angel Food cake at my house, I didn't even realize there were options! I've only tried to make this once, let's just say I need some practice, I'm not very gentle and this is a delicate recipe. Lot's of credit to my mom for all of these cakes that she has made throughout the years!

See below for the cake recipe, I'll post the frosting at a later date. With my last minute realization that it's KMW's birthday, it's a little late East Coast time to call up my mom and ask her for the recipe.

Ingredients
1-1/8 cup sifted cake flour (1 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
3/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 12 eggs)
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1-1/2 teasoons cream of tartar 
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract 

Directions
Let egg whites stand until they are room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Sift flour once before measuring. Then sift flour and sugar together 5 times.

Place egg whites and salt into large mixing bowl. Beat on high spead until foamy (about 1/2 minute). 

Add 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar. Continue beating on high speed until egg whites are stiff and stand in points, approximately 2 to 3 minutes. Do not over beat.

Rapidly sprinkle in 1 cup sifted flour and sugar to mixing bowl while beating. Beat only until mixture is blended, approximately 1 minute. Gently scrape edges of bowl, folding the batter into the middle with an up and over motion.

Turn to low speed and add vanilla and almond extract. Add in remaining sifted flour and sugar mixture evenly and quickly. Beating only enough to blend, approx 1-1/2 minutes. Gently scrape edges of bowl, folding the batter into the middle with an up and over motion.

Gently pour mixture into Angel Food Cake (tube) pan. Carefully cut through the batter with a knife, going around in a circular motion 6 times to release air bubbles. 

Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool upside down before removing from pan (see below).

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Reader Comments (4)

Happy blogoversary! It's amazing how fast time goes by, right? My blogoversary is sometime next month and I just can't believe I've been blogging for a year.

The angel food cake looks great. I just want to dive right in! :)

Happy Birthday, KMW! It's been a great year, and looking forward to many more to come. Can't wait to try making this cake!

March 29, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

Happy blog bday! Your cake looks delicious and a great way to celebrate a year's worth of hard, creative work! :)

Thanks you guys!

March 30, 2012 | Registered CommenterCarrie

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