Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy

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I absolutely love angel food cake and topping it with warm chocolate gravy simply puts it over the top. Chocolate gravy is a southern staple, served on everything from cake like this – to warm biscuits for breakfast.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

This is what my son requested on his most recent birthday.

To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a sifter, combine 1 cup of cake flour and 3/4 cup of sugar – sift these into a bowl. Set aside for now.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Separate 12 room-temperature eggs. You will only need the whites, but you can save the yolks in your fridge up to three days in an airtight container. Use them for homemade pudding,  some Alfredo sauce, or toss them in a smoothie. No need to waste them.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Put the egg whites in your mixing bowl and add 1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt and 1 1/2 teaspoon each of vanilla and cream of tartar. Begin beating the whites. As they beat, slowly add in an additional 3/4 cup of sugar. Whip the mixture until stiff peaks form.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Carefully fold in your flour mixture a third at a time. Fold until it is just combined, don’t over-mix the fluffy batter.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Spoon the batter into a perfectly clean 10-inch tube pan. Smooth the top with your spatula. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cake springs back when you touch it.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Place the pan upside down on the edges of two heat-safe jars or glasses. Cool completely.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To remove the cake from the pan, run a knife around the sides and center and lift the cake out. Serve this with strawberries and whipped cream, ice cream, or this heavenly chocolate gravy.

In a skillet, combine 1 cup of sugar, 3 tablespoons each of baking cocoa and flour, a half teaspoon of espresso powder, and a pinch of salt. Whisk them together.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Pour in 1 1/2 cup of milk and whisk it in. Turn the heat onto medium and cook until this comes to a gentle boil and thickens – stir continually.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Drop in a tablespoon of butter and a teaspoon of vanilla. Whisk until it is mixed in. Remove the skillet from the heat.

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Drizzle the warm gravy over a nice slice of the angel food cake. Enjoy!

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy

Constance Smith - Cosmopolitan Cornbread
I absolutely love angel food cake and topping it with warm chocolate gravy simply puts it over the top. Chocolate gravy is a southern staple, served on everything from cake like this – to warm biscuits for breakfast.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Cakes, Sauces, Dressings and Toppings
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 315 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Cake:

  • 1 c cake flour
  • 1 1/2 c sugar, divided
  • 12 room temperature eggs, separated - whites only needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

For the Gravy:

  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 Tb flour
  • 3 Tb baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 c milk
  • 1 Tb butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a sifter, combine the cake flour and 3/4 cup of sugar – sift these into a bowl. Set aside for now.
  • Separate the eggs.
    You will only need the whites, but you can save the yolks in your fridge up to three days in an airtight container. Use them for homemade pudding, some Alfredo sauce, or toss them in a smoothie. No need to waste them.
  • Put the egg whites in your mixing bowl and add the salt, vanilla, and cream of tartar. Begin beating the whites. As they beat, slowly add in the additional 3/4 cup of sugar. Whip the mixture until stiff peaks form.
  • Carefully fold in your flour mixture a third at a time. Fold until it is just combined, don’t over-mix the fluffy batter.
  • Spoon the batter into a perfectly clean 10-inch tube pan. Smooth the top with your spatula.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the cake springs back when you touch it.
  • Place the pan upside down on the edges of two heat-safe jars or glasses. Cool completely.
  • To remove the cake from the pan, run a knife around the sides and center and lift the cake out.
    Serve this with strawberries and whipped cream, ice cream, or this heavenly chocolate gravy.
  • In a skillet, combine the sugar, baking cocoa, flour, espresso powder, and salt. Whisk them together.
  • Pour in the milk and whisk it in. Turn the heat onto medium and cook until this comes to a gentle boil and thickens – stir continually.
  • Drop in the tablespoon of butter and the vanilla. Whisk until it is mixed in. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Drizzle the warm gravy over a nice slice of the angel food cake.
    Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 315kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 9gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 191mgSodium: 203mgSugar: 42g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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5 thoughts on “Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Gravy”

  1. Yep – angel food cake and chocolate gravy. That’s the kind Monday it’s been. In fact, I think I will make just the gravy and eat it straight from the bowl. Thanks for a yummy-sounding recipe, Constance!

    Reply
  2. This looks amazing! Every birthday as a kid my mom would make angel food cake with strawberries…. can’t wait to try this with the chocolate gravy (sauce?). Thanks for posting this!

    Reply

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