2011-09-22 / Entertainment

PA’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Winner Announced

Did you see all of the angel food cakes at the Fulton County Fair?

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 Courtney Foor from Everett.

Cookies –N- Cream

Angel Food Cake

1 cup cake flour

1 ½ cups powdered sugar

1 box Oreo cookie & cream pudding

Sift three times. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1 ½ cup egg whites

1 ½ tsp. cream of tartar

½ tsp salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1 cup sugar

1 tsp. almond extract

1 cup chopped Oreo’s (just cookie)

In large mixing bowl beat egg whites until frothy, add salt, cream of tartar. Beat until fluffy, add sugar two T at a time. Beat until stiff peaks form. Add extracts, vanilla and almond. Fold in gently. Sift flour mixture over whites. Gently fold. Spoon into ungreased tube pan. Sprinkle chopped oreos onto top and gently use a knife to fold into batter. Bake 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until tester comes out clean and cake is brown. Remove from oven and invert onto a soda bottle or funnel. Let cool upside down. After cool remove from pan.

Icing:

½ cup butter

½ cup Crisco

1 T vanilla

Dash of salt

6 cups powdered sugar

¼ cup milk.

More than 100 fairs across the state are offering cash prizes as part of Pennsylvania’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest. Fulton County’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 Pennsyl- vania 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 2011 contest is proudly sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs.

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