Looking for a fun, patriot dessert? These Angel Food Stars are easy to make & decorate with different toppings, which makes them perfect for kids in the kitchen. Angel food is also a healthier alternative to other heavy desserts, since it has no saturated fat (actually no fat at all) and pairs beautifully with fresh berries.
I’m loving these silicone molds, since they can be baked or frozen. And because they’re so bendy and flexible, it’s easy to remove the cakes once they’re done. No cooking spray needed. Here’s the recipe (from AllRecipes) adapted for star molds:
- 1 1/4 cups cake flour
- 1 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups egg whites (about 10 eggs)
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp almond extract
- Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks, then add cream of tartar, vanilla extract and almond extract.
- Sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Repeat five times.
- Gently combine the egg whites with the dry ingredients, folding carefully until mixed, and pour into ungreased silicone star molds. Fill molds 3/4 full to allow for rising.
- Place molds in a cold oven and set oven to 325 degrees F. Cook for about 35-40 minutes, or until cake is golden brown.
- Allow cake to cool. When thoroughly cooled, remove from mold. Use a butter knife to gently separate cake from sides as needed.
- Decorate with fresh berries, strawberry sauce and/or whipped cream as desired.
- Don't have star molds? This recipe works just as well in a traditional angel food pan.
- You can bake 6 stars at a time in the molds (keep batter in fridge while each batch bakes) or fill and bake the remaining batter in an angel food pan.