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Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Lemongrass Topping
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Classic Angel Food Cake: sweet, fluffy, and light as a cloud! Pair it with softly whipped cream and an easy, seasonal blueberry lemongrass sauce.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: angel food, Blueberry, Cake, lemongrass, sauce
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 223 kcal
Ingredients
For the topping
  • 2 cups blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 pieces lemongrass (4 to 6 inches)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped softly with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
For the cake
Instructions
To make the topping:
  1. Place the blueberries, sugar, lemongrass, and water in a small pot and cook over medium-low heat until thick and syrupy (about 10 minutes).  Remove from heat, remove and discard the woody lemongrass stems, and stir in the lime juice.
To make the cake:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift the flour together with 1/2 cup of the sugar.
  3. Whip the egg whites on medium-high speed until foamy.  Add the cream of tartar and salt and whip until the meringue holds soft peaks.  Slowly add the remaining 1 cup of sugar (about 2 tablespoons at a time), while whipping.  Add the vanilla and almond extracts.
  4. Sift about 1/3 of the flour/sugar mixture at a time over the meringue and fold in with a silicone spatula, just until no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Transfer the batter to an ungreased 10-inch tube pan and bake for 55-65 minutes, or until the cake feels springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the thickest part comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.  Cool cake upside-down, then remove from the pan, slice, and top with whipped cream and blueberry lemongrass sauce.

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Nutrition Facts
Angel Food Cake with Blueberry Lemongrass Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 74mg3%
Potassium 107mg3%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Sugar 33g37%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.