I have a confession to make: I cannot bake an angel food cake. I love angel food cake. It's so fluffy, wonderful with strawberries and cool whip, low fat, and relatively healthy as cakes go. Sounds great, right? Except that I can't make it worth a darn.
Okay, I'll admit, I've only tried making angel food cake twice. The first time, it exploded in the oven. And caught fire. No seriously, that really happened. I wanted to make a treat to celebrate a special event for my husband so I decided to make him a cake. But I wanted to be healthy too. So I mixed together the cake and popped it in the oven, only to hear popping and cracking. Soon I smelled smoke. Opening the door, I saw bits of cake literally flying out of the pan and into the oven. What the heck is that??! I couldn't pull it out of the oven because it wasn't cooked yet. In the end, I ended up with a gooey, scorched pan full of "cake". My husband came home, walked through the door, and immediately asked, "What burned???"
Having been several years, I thought I'd try it again. First, I'd like to note that despite following the directions on the box, I think I overcooked it. But here's what it should look like:
Oh for goodness sake, it's just pathetic. Apparently I should stick to cupcakes, but darn, I was really craving some angel food cake. Okay, okay, yes, I did eat some of it anyway, despite being pathetic looking...it's still cake, right? But it was hard on the outside and gummy on the inside. The solution? Obviously it's slather on some chocolate frosting and hope for the best. *Sigh*