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Chocolate Angel Food Cake- Heritage Home Ec Chocolate Angel Food Cake is a compromise between my husband and myself. He hates Angel Food; I love it. By making this version with chocolate added, we both get something that we like for dessert. | Chocolate Angel Food Cake | Baking | Cake | Homemade | Homemaking |
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5 from 3 votes

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

My husband is not an Angel Food cake person, but loves this chocolate version. Try it with YOUR chocolate lover today!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Course: Baking, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: angel food, baking, cake, chocolate, dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 344kcal


  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites about 10 large
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar divided
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift the flour, 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar and cocoa three times. Set aside.
  • Add cream of tartar, vanilla and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time. Mixture will be thick.
  • Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.