Thursday, September 22, 2011
Angel Food Cake (G-Free AND Dairy Free)
Ok, so my mom went to the doctor to see what else she's allergic to, and it turns out she is allergic to dairy! Now, being allergic to dairy isn't the same as being lactose intolerant. If you're lactose intolerant, you can usually take a little pill to help digest the dairy you're eating. But my mom can't have any dairy products from a cow, because her body can't tolerate the protein in it. She can still drink almond milk and soy and other stuff. Luckily, there are a lot of gluten free and dairy free options out there. So, I made this with almond milk and G-Free flour. I hope you enjoy it!
1 1/2 cups egg whites (10 -12 large eggs)
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 cup sifted G-Free flour
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp xanthan gum
Set the egg whites out in a large mixing bowl for 30 minutes at room temperature. Meanwhile, sift the powdered sugar and flour together. Set aside. After the egg whites are at room temp; add the cream of tartar and vanilla and mix on high speed until curled peaks come up when you lift the mixer. This takes a few minutes. Add the granulated sugar 1 tbsp at a time, mixing continually. Mix until stiff peaks appear straight up. Then sift 1 cup of the flour mixture at a time into the mixing bowl. Fold the egg mixture over the flour mixture, then add another cup. Repeat until all of the flour mixture is in the egg mix. Pour the batter into a greased bunt cake pan. Run a knife through the batter to make sure there aren't any air bubbles. Stick in the oven at 350 degrees for 40 min.
While you're waiting for the cake to bake, you can make an icing to put over it. Here's what you'll need:
1/2 cup goat cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp almond milk
Add all the ingredients together into a kitchen aid mixer and mix until the icing is smooth.
After the cake is done baking, flip the cake over onto the cooling rack, but keep the pan on. Let it cool for 10 min. Take the pan off of the cake and let it cool for a bit. Dust and decorate your cake with powdered sugar. Slice and serve with the icing and some fresh berries if desired.
Even though the batter looks amazing, DO NOT EAT IT RAW! It has raw eggs, and that could get you really sick, so just wait until the cake is done baking. It is worth the wait!
" The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my song I will praise Him. " ~Psalm 28:7~