Sep 22, 2009

White Wednesday

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This milk glass cake pedestal was a wedding my parents received more than 61 years ago. I've always loved it and Mom gave it to me about ten years ago. I just cherish it! I've been collecting cake pedestals ever since.

Here's what I'm going to put on my pretty cake pedestal...

Angel Food Cake
12 egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla

Prepare your mixing bowl, whisk attachment, and tube/angel food cake pan by washing thoroughly and chilling. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Have all the ingredients at hand.

You're going to need an electric mixer. This is my trusty and much loved white Kitchen Aid. If you don't have a stand mixer you can use a hand mixer.

Separate the eggs, placing the whites in the chilled mixing bowl. Be careful not to get any yolk mixed in with the whites! Beat the egg whites with the mixer on high for a few seconds to break up the whites. Add the cream of tartar...
and the salt...

Beat the egg whites until they are light and frothy. Gradually add the granulated sugar to the egg whites as you beat them on high...

Sift the flour and powdered sugar together. Add 1/4 cup of this mix to the egg whites, mixing on low. Don't over beat - just until the flour in barely mixed...

Stop the mixer and turn the batter over a few times, gently folding to incorporate the flour

Pour the batter gently into a clean, dry tube/angel food pan. Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 45 minutes.

Don't peak! You don't want your cake to fall. Remove from the oven when finished...

Turn the cake upside down to cool...

When the cake is cool use a knife to release the cake from the pan. Place it on a pretty cake plate and serve!
Now I'm off to check out the other white posts! Happy White Wednesday!


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Kathy, Love your white cake plate! Very pretty! I started collecting them years ago, but after trying to display and store them, decided I had enough! LOL! Love that yours has such special and rich history...what a treasure!

Cake sounds yummy!!! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Charlotte said...

I do love love love angel food cake. What a delightful white post. Now, I want a piece of that cake.

Joyce said...

Oh pass me a piece. Love this as it is so low in fat and I can then have two slices:)

Carolyn said...

Hi Kathy,
Welcome back-I missed you!how nice to have the cake pedestal plate from your mother.
I love my kitchen aid too.

Take care,

southerninspiration said...

Wow, I'm impressed! Beautiful cake plate and the cake looks wonderful!


ceekay said...

Oh come on now!!!! that isn't exactly fair....:)

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

This is such a delicious spot. It's so nummy. I want the milk glass cake stand. Milk Glass is my only collection. Your a great cook too.


Blondie's Journal said...

Great White Wednesday post, Kathy. The cake pedestal is beautiful!! How special it must be!! And Angel Food Cake certainly fits the bill in a nice twist for WW!!

Sorry I haven't been by recently. I am playing catch up this evening!


Tes said...

Hi Kathy, your cake pedestal is lovely! Priceless! Thank you for sharing the recipe -Yum!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kathy!

Thanks for the yummy recipe for Angel Food Cake! It looks so good! Your white pedestal is so pretty to!


grey like snuffie said...

Beautiful...the pedestal and the cake. But all you people posting Wednesday things before Tuesday are going to mess me up. :o) There have been several today and I keep thinking I really don't know what day it is. lol I bet collecting pedestals would be fun.

grey like snuffie said...

Well we're laughing hard around here. It really is husband is officially concerned about me now... lol I had so many arguments in my head on why all you Wednesday posting people were ahead a day....too funny.

Betsy said...

My heavens, what a beautiful cake.
Gotta make me one.

Heather said...

love the cake pedestal! what a wonderful keepsake.

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful cake - of yum!

Technonana said...

Oh Kathy, Thank you for the recipe!! Papa loves angel food cake... gotta get in the kitchen soon and bake one!!
We will be off this week-end celebrating our Jacob's birthday!!
Love YOU!!

Kat said...

Yum, that looks delish and it looks so pretty on your beautiful cake stand.

Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and your visits, even when I'm MIA which has been quite often lately. I can't seem to stay organizied, but that's life is full, right?