Okay so I have a party coming up for my 1yr old and my hubbys uncle. Well for my daughter I am making her a princess cake and a doll cake for herself. My question is what do I make for the uncle? He wants a chocolate angel food cake with chocolate frosting. But what in the world could I do with that? All I know about him is he drinks sits in his wheel chair and thats about it...lol I know he likes football(49ers) and the baseball I think. Oh my mind went on vacation at the best time didn't it? Does anyone have any advise? Thanks ahead of time.
Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting sounds like a recipe for a football to me. You could toss a 49ers logo on it, too.
How would you do it tho? can you cook a angel food cake in a reg. pan?
I've actually never tried to bake angel food cake, so I'm not sure about baking it in a regular pan. You could try going for a chocolate sponge cake, though. They're pretty airy, too, and those I have made in regular pans.
If you're dead set on angel food, though, you could just decorate the top of it with little chocolate footballs or something like that, too.[/url]
I know on the "Barefoot Contessa" one time, Ina made a chocolate angel food cake. For some stupid reason (and I may be wrong which wouldn't be the first time ) I think she made it in a regular pan. I think all the recipes are on Food Network.com.
I've certainly made angel food (reg and choc) in a loaf pan. And just put a choc glaze on it and some purchased sports decors.
I don't believe you can bake angel food cake in anything but an angel food pan. Something about it needing something to cling to to rise in the pan. Same reason why you don't grease & flour your angel food pan before baking. I would go for a spongy choc cake like varika mentioned.
The trick to decorating an angel food cake is this -- put a sugar cookie across the 'hole' in the top of the cake and then ice as usual. You can then decorate the cake like any other.
If you want -- you can had a 'surprise filling' in the hole -- like toasted pecans, buttercream with crushed cookies, m&m's or whatever his favorite might be.
I have not ever made a chocolate angel food cake, but I have seen recipes for it. And I guess you would just use a regular chocolate buttercream on top. It sounds delicious!
Good luck and post a pic!
I've read about angel food cakes being baked in regular round pans a few times. I saw it in a cake description. I have never tried it myself, but apparently it worked, or the person who wrote the description would have complained.
Thank you all. I will do the lil' footballs on top like one of you said... I have to make the angel food cake (nana said) Thank you all agian.