2018-08-09 / Local & State

Angel Food Cake Fair Contest Winner

Did you see 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 Steve Donough from Port Royal, Pa.

Angel Food Deluxe
1 cup cake flour
1½ cups confectioners’
sugar
12 egg whites (1½ cups),
PA Preferred
1½ tsp cream of tartar
¼ tsp salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1½ tsp vanilla
½ tsp. almond extract

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir together flour and first amount of sugar; set aside. In large mixer bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until foamy. Add second amount of sugar, two tablespoons at a time, beating on high speed until meringue holds stiff peaks. Gently fold in flavorings. Sprinkle flour-sugar mixture, ¼ cup at a time over meringue, folding in gently just until flour-sugar mixture disappears. Push batter into ungreased tube pan, 10x4 inches. Gently cut through batter.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger. Invert pan on funnel; let hang until completely cool.

Filling

Puree 1 cup strawberries.
Add 1½ cup soft butter, 2 cups
powdered sugar and 1 container of marshmallow cream.
Vanilla Buttercream Icing
1/3 cup softened butter,
margarine or Crisco
4 cups powdered sugar,
divided
3 to 4 tablespoons milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed in large bowl until creamy. With mixer running, gradually add about two cups powdered sugar, beating until well blended. Slowly beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add additional milk, if necessary, until frosting is desired consistency. Makes about 2 1/3 cups frosting.

Decorate with flowers, sugar forms, sanding sugar and sugar leaves. You can also add strawberry jelly to frosting.

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 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 2018 contest was proudly sponsored by Pennsylvania’s Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania Association of County Fairs.

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