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Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 1 hour
Yield: 14 servings

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Almond Angel Cake with Warm Fruit Compote
This recipe serves: 14  

For the cake:
1 cup cake flour
1 1/2 cup superfine granulated sugar
1 1/4 cup egg whites (about 10 large egg whites) at room temperature
1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

For the fruit compote:
1 cup sugar (more or less depending on taste)
1/2 cup water
one 1/2" slice lemon zest (yellow part only)
3 1/2 cups peeled, cored and sliced apples

Cooking Instructions
For the angel cake:

1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

2. Sift the flour twice with 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 and almond extract.

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

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

For the fruit compote:

1. Bring the sugar, water and lemon zest to a boil over high heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. This will extract flavor from the peel, dissolve the sugar and make a syrup.

2. Add the fruit and continue to cook for about 5 minutes until just tender.

3. Remove the fruit from the juice and set aside. Discard the lemon zest.

4. Reduce the juice over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, until it becomes syrupy.

5. Pour the reduced syrup over the cooked fruit and serve with a slice of cake. (Store the leftover cake in an airtight container or freeze for longer storage.)

Serving Size: 1 slice (1/14 of cake) with 1/2 cup compote

Nutritional Information
Number of Servings: 14
Per Serving
Calories 192 Carbohydrate 46 g
Fat 0 g Fiber 1 g
Protein 3 g Saturated Fat 0 g
Sodium 134 mg


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