2008-10-02 / Local & State

Annual PeQAP Sponsored Angel Food Cake Contest

Did you see all those angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair in August? Our own hometown bakers created those special cakes for competition in the annual Angel Food Cake Contest.

This year's Angel Food Cake Contest winner was Anne Marie Hollins-head from Harrisonville who says, "This recipe was handed down to me from my best friend's grandmother. I have been making this cake forever!" Angel Food Pina Colada Party Cake: 2 cups superfine sugar divided 1 1/3 cup sifted cake flour 1 1/2 cups P.E.Q.A.P. eggs at room temp. (10-12 eggs) 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 3/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract, white Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine 1/2 sugar & flour and sift together, set aside. Place egg whites, salt, cream of tartar in bowl of electric mixer with whisk and beat on high until firm peaks. With mixer on medium speed add remaining 1 1/2 cups sugar by sprinkling it over the beaten egg whites. Whisk for a few minutes until thick and shiny. Whisk in vanilla until very thick. Slowly sift in remaining flour and fold in with rubber spatula until all is incorporated into batter. Batter should be thick and shiny.

Pour batter into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan. Smooth the top and bake for 35-40 minutes, until it springs back to touch. Remove cake from oven and invert pan on cooling rack until cool. Frosting: 1 jar marshmallow fluff 1 small can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup (drained) 1 container Ready Whip vanilla frosting

Cream above 3 ingredients together until fluffy. Frost cake, dust with toasted coconut.

More than 100 fairs across the state are offering cash prizes as part of the PEQAP Angel Food Cake Contest. The Fulton County Fair's contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the final PEQAP Angel Food Cake Contest winner. The contest is held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. This year's contest was once again sponsored by PEQAP (The Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program).

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