Gather all your ingredients. Flour, sugar, egg whites, cocoa, espresso, cream of tartar, pure vanilla extract and salt.
Remove 1 Tbls of flour.
Add 1 Tbls of cocoa.
Add cocoa and sift into cake flour.
Sift in 1/2 the sugar.
Sift again. This is really important. This ensures that there will be no lumps when blending these ingredients into the egg whites.
Set aside. We will fold this into the whipped egg whites.
These egg whites were leftover and frozen from a previous creme brûlée guide. I put them in the refrigerator to thaw overnight. I brought them out of the fridge 2 hours ago to bring them to room temp.
Add egg whites to mixing bowl.
Room temp eggs whip up higher and lighter.
Whip egg whites until light and foamy.
Add brewed espresso. You can use 1 tsp of instant espresso powder if brewed espresso is unavailable.
Add cream of tartar and vanilla.
Continue whipping egg whites. Gradually add remaining sugar or gradually add by tablespoon one at a time.
Whip until satiny
...and stiff peaks form, and the egg whites hold their own!
1st, Add the sifted flour, sugar and cocoa to the whipped egg whits in 3 additions.
Fold, over and over. Don't stir or whip. You want to keep as much air as possible into the egg whites.
3rd and last addition. Fold!
Completely folded in. Ready for the pan.
The Pan. Do nothing to the pan. No spray, no greasing or flouring the pan.
Place all the cake batter into pan.
Drag a spatula through the cake batter to release any large pockets if air that could be trapped.
Ready for the oven.
Place cake in the lower 1/3 of a preheated oven. 350f for 35-40 minutes. The cake will lightly spring back when touched.
Invert cake until completely cool.
When cool, use a metal spatula to release the cake from the sides of the cake pan.
Flip cake out onto your favorite serving platter.
Ready for your final touches! Simple powder sugar can make this Mocha Angel Food Cake look elegant.
Dressed to impress with rich chocolate and red raspberries, invite the neighbors, they will love it!
Light and elegant! Enjoy!
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