PA’s Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest Fair Winner
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 Penny Tugwell from Needmore.
Angel Food Cake:
1-1/2 cup confectioner’s
1 cup cake flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups large egg whites
(from 11 to 12 large eggs at
1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Sift confectioner’s sugar,
flour and salt into a medium
bowl and set aside.
Beat egg whites with electric mixer in a large bowl until
frothy. Add the cream of tartar and beat at medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar and beat just until soft peaks form. Beat in vanilla extract.
Sprinkle 1/4 of the dry ingredients over whites and fold gently but thoroughly. Fold in remaining ingredients, 1/3 at a time. Pour evenly into 10” tube pan (ungreased) with removable bottom.
Bake 40-45 minutes at 350 degrees.
Thread the pan, upside down, onto the neck of a bottle and cool completely.
Invert onto a wire rack, tap firmly and lift pan from cake.
To serve, slice cake with serrated knife, using a sawing motion.
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 was 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 2012 contest is proudly sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs.