Mocha Angel Food Cake

Mocha Angel Food Cake

1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
3/4 cup + 1 tbl. sifted cake flour
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons instant espresso granules
11 egg whites, room temperature
1 1/2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon powdered sugar

In a small bowl, sift together 1/2 cup sugar, flour, cocoa, and espresso granules; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt; beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining 3/4 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time; fold in after each addition. Fold in vanilla extract.

Pour batter into an ungreased 10″ tube pan, spreading evenly. Break large air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Bake at 375ºF for 35 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan; cool completely. Loosen cake from side of pan using a narrow metal spatula; remove from pan. Sprinkle cake with powdered sugar.



  1. Muriel J Moore says

    I have been looking for months for a mocha angel torte recipe I made in the late 1990’s from a cooking magazine I once subscribed to. Not being able to find the magazine among my many saved cooking magazines (isn’t that always the way?) I started a web search hoping somehow to find one and yours is the closest I’ve found. I plan on making it this week. I’ll let you know how it sizes up to memory.

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