With Valentine’s Day coming up, its only right to share light, airy Red Velvet Angel Food Cake smothered with the most heavenly Coconut Cream Cheese Glaze you can’t even imagine. Because after all, cupid is an angel. And he wants you to be happy. This angel food cake, as in all angel food cakes has ZERO butter and is super simple to make. Happy indeed.
I have to confess that before trying versions of this cake, I had never made an angel food cake before. For some reason, I thought that they were temperamental or hard to make. I am not sure where I got this misconception because this was one of the easiest cakes I have ever made that looks deceptively fancy as in – it must have take hours – when it takes less than 20 minutes! Definitely one of my new go-to cakes to impress company.
This Red Velvet Angel Food Cake is as easy as these 4 simple illustrated steps:
1) Add egg whites, salt, vanilla, cream of tartar, cinnamon and food coloring to your mixing bowl. Beat on medium high speed until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.
2) Lower the speed to medium-low and gradually beat in half of the sugar.
3) Hold a sieve over the mixing bowl to easily sift in the sugar/flour/cocoa mixture and gently fold in.
4) Pour the batter into your ungreased tube/angel food cake pan and bake.
After the cake cools for a few hours, light, airy, divinely delicious Red Velvet Angel Food Cake is waiting for you – trumpeting you to drizzle it with Coconut Cream Cheese Glaze.
Don’t mind if I do…
This glaze almost leaves me speechless, I’m so awestruck by its otherworldly deliciousness.
Almost speechless. Its silky, creamy, and sweet with a hint of coconut and a refreshing burst of citrus made by simply beating together cream cheese, coconut cream, powdered sugar, vanilla and a hint of lemon juice.
Because of the angelic Coconut Cream Cheese Glaze, I was feeling tropical (thus my tropical arrangement in the background – did I tell you I used to design flower arrangements?), so I garnished my Red Velvet Angel Food Cake with pineapple, strawberries and toasted coconut. It was a match made in tropical heaven. Light, airy, chocolaty, coconut, cream cheese, pineapple heaven. But feel free to customize your cake to create your very own heavenly match.
Once you slice the cake, it is more red on the inside. I used a total of 1 tablespoon red food coloring, so although my cake is red on the inside, it is more reddish-brown on the outside. If you want a more intensely red cake, you can add more food coloring.
Is waiting for you.
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