2010-09-09 / Local & State

PA’s Incredible 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 extraordinary cakes for competition in Pennsylvania’s INCREDIBLE Angel Food Cake Contest. Contestants use quality eggs produced in Pennsylvania to create their INCREDIBLE cakes, which are judged on a variety of categories. This year’s Angel Food Cake Contest winner was Pamela Foor from Everett.

Lemon Poppy Seed

Angel Food Cake 1 1/2 cup egg whites 2 tbsp. lemon pudding mix 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 2 tbsp. poppy seeds 2 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. lemon extract 1 1/2 cup cake flour 2 tsp. vanilla

Sift flour and 3/4 cup sugar. Set aside

Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Beat until stiff add 1 1/2 cups sugar at low speed. Fold in extracts. Sift flour mixture, pudding over egg whites. Gently fold. Fold in poppy seeds. Pour in ungreased tube pan. Bake 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Cool in pan.

Garnish/icing 2 Cups powdered Sugar 2 tsp. Lemon extract 2 oz. cream cheese 1 Tbsp. Poppy seeds

Beat until smooth. Spread on cooled cake. Sprinkle with seeds. Garnish with sliced lemons.

More than 100 fairs across the state are offering cash prizes as part of Pennsylvania’s incredible angel food cake contest. The Fulton county fair’s contest is a preliminary competition that leads to the selection of the overall angel food cake contest winner. That competition is held each January at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show. Eggs are a great source of the highest quality protein, as well as an excellent source of choline, which is essential for memory and brain development. The 2010 contest is proudly sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs.

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