How to Make Chocolate Angel Food Cake

by Adventure Bird

Low fat. Low calories. If you like angel food cake, you will love this!


  • 1 ⅛ Cups flour
  • 2 Cups sugar
  • ½ Cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 18 large egg whites (2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Pinch salt
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I only had 12 egg whites when I started with this recipe, that's why the cake might seem a little dense. Make sure the egg whites you are using are at room temperature!

    Step 2

    Preheat the oven to 350*F or 180*C.

    Step 3

    Gather your ingredients. Pull up the little grey tab at the bottom of the page for the exact amounts.

    Step 4

    Add the cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of sugar to the flour (if you want you can use 1/4 cup more of cocoa and replace the 1/8 cup of flour)

    Step 5

    and mix until it is lump free.

    Step 6

    Add the cream of tartar, the vanilla extract and the salt to the egg whites and beat it on high for 1 minute.

    Step 7

    Once the egg whites are frothy add in the rest of the sugar and beat for approx. 5 minutes until a stiff peak forms when you remove the whisk. Be careful not to beat for too long.

    Step 8

    Add in the flour mixture and stir together slowly. Its best to use a spoon or spatula. Take your time.

    Step 9

    Until it looks like this.

    Step 10

    Step 11

    Bake the cake in the preheated oven for 35-45 minutes, depending on the size of your baking dish.

    Step 12

    Remove from oven when a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean and let it cool for 15 minutes. Guard the cake from pilfering fingers during this time. I failed miserably :D

    Step 13

    Cut it up and enjoy! Or use it to make trifle! Recipe coming soon!