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Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

I love this recipe because it combines three of my favorite flavors: coffee, hazelnuts and cherries. —Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large egg whites (about 1-2/3 cups)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/3 cup brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 16 maraschino cherries with stems

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix flour and coffee granules until blended.
  • Add cream of tartar, extract and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until soft glossy peaks form. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Gently transfer to an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest oven rack 30-40 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool cake in pan, about 1-1/2 hours.
  • Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. In a small bowl, whisk Nutella, confectioners' sugar and coffee until smooth. Drizzle over cake; sprinkle with hazelnuts. Serve with cherries.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 234 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 123mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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