This is one seriously fun cake. Fun to make, fun to look at, just perfect for celebrating the coming of spring, Mother’s Day, or any special occasion. Sprinkles make me happy, they’re just so pretty! Whole wheat flour creates a wonderful texture different from typical angel food cakes. One thing’s for sure, this Funfetti Whole Wheat Angel Food Cake will be a crowd pleaser!
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Making angel food cake from scratch is definitely simpler than you’d think. Having a stand mixer is super helpful, but if you don’t have one, a hand mixer will work just fine.
To make your own Funfetti Whole Wheat Angel Food Cake, you will need: egg whites from 12 large eggs, 1.5 cups powdered sugar, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1.5 teaspoons cream of tarter, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 cup sugar, and 2/3 cup rainbow sprinkles.
For the orange icing, you will need: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1-2 tablespoons orange juice.
Begin by separating your eggs. Place the egg whites in the bowl of your stand mixer, if using one, and allow them to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Move your oven rack to the lowest position and preheat the oven to 350°F. Add the cream of tarter and vanilla extract. Beat on medium speed until soft peaks form, about two minutes. Add the sugar, two tablespoons at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form, about eight minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and flour, whisk to combine. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the egg whites one cup at a time and gently fold it in. Add the sprinkles last and fold in. A note on sprinkles, do not use nonpareils in the batter as they bleed their color easily, rainbow jimmies are a better choice. Pour the batter into an ungreased 10″ tube pan. Take a butter knife or similar object and gently drag it through the batter to remove any air bubbles.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, until top pops back up when gently pushed on. When cake is done, immediately invert cake to cool. I allow my cake to cool for at least one hour this way. I use a frosting spatula to loosen the cake from the sides of the pan, gently dragging it between the cake and the pan. Combine the powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and orange juice in a small bowl to create your icing. Use more or less orange juice to create a drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over the cake and sprinkle with rainbow nonpareils or any sprinkles you wish, enjoy!
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Below you will find some of the equipment I found useful while preparing this Funfetti Whole Wheat Angel Food Cake. I only recommend items that I actually own, use and LOVE!
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