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Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 14 servings

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Chocolate Celebration Cake
This recipe serves: 14  

For the cake:
1 cup minus 2 tablespoons cake flour
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups superfine granulated sugar
1 1/4 cups egg whites (about 10 large eggs), at room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the icing and oranges:
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or rum
1 cup sweetened, flaked coconut
4 oranges, peel and pith removed and cut into sections

Cooking Instructions
For the cake:
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Sift the flour twice with the cocoa powder and 1/2 cup of the sugar.

3. With an electric mixer on high speed, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form when the mixer is removed from the batter.

4. Add half of the remaining sugar and beat for 1 minute. Add the remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating after each addition.

5. Stir in the vanilla.

6. Fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg whites, 1/4 cup at a time, until just incorporated.

7. Put the batter in an ungreased 10" tube pan and bake until the cake is springy to the touch, about 1 hour. Invert the pan and let the cake cool completely before removing from the pan.

(This can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days.)

For the icing and oranges:
1. Whisk the sugar, milk and vanilla or rum together in a mixing bowl. Stir in the coconut.

2. Drizzle the icing over the cake.

3. Serve each slice of cake with orange sections arranged like a fan on the side of each piece.

Serving Size: 1 slice of cake with oranges

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 14
Per Serving
Calories 191 Carbohydrate 40 g
Fat 2 g Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g Saturated Fat 2 g
Sodium 96 mg


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