At school Ian had been reading Eleanor and Amelia go for a ride. Apparently at the end of the book there is a recipe for Eleanor Roosevelt's Angel Food Cake with Pink Clouds, and Ian of course asked me to make it.
Everyone in our family loves angel food cake, but I have never made one from scratch.
We loved the flavor of this cake, and my family didn't say anything about the texture. I thought the cake could have had more height and been lighter. This was probably more me, than the recipe though. The "pink clouds" are very pretty and add a special touch.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Pink Clouds on Angel Food Cake
1 cup cake flour (Sift before measuring).
1-1/4 cups egg whites (10 or 12 eggs)
1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
1/4 teaspoon salt
Angle Food Cake
Sift flour at least 2 times and set aside.
Beat egg whites with beater until foamy.
Add cream of tartar and 1 cup of sugar gradually to the egg whites. Continue beating until egg whites stand up in peaks.
Add almond flavoring. Sift remaining 1/2 cup of sugar with salt and add flour and very gradually fold into egg whites
Bake in tube pan in 375 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
Whipped Cream and Strawberries (Pink Clouds)
1 pint strawberries cut in half
1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
Spoon on top of Angel Food cake.
Fold berries into whipped cream.