I love Angel Food Cake. It's light and fluffy, and you can convince yourself that it's healthy, since it's mostly egg whites (lots of protein and no fat, right?).
Well, my dad picked up a few from the store and gave me a couple. Now, there are only two things I'm thinking right now: "I need to put one of these in the freezer, so I don't eat them both right now;" and "Chocolate Almond Frosting." (I think this one as if saying it in a deep-throated voice in great satisfaction.)
I should say that there are a few rare occasions that I will make Angel Food Cake from scratch, and I like to use this recipe by Alton Brown as a basic jumping off point. It's messy and takes a while, so I usually use the store bought cake when it's on sale - or when it's gifted to me by a loving family member like it was this time. - Thank you Papa. :)
Growing up, I can't really recall a time when we had Angel Food Cake and didn't have Chocolate Almond Frosting to go with it. (I'm sure we had other frosting/toppings as well, but my selective memory only remembers this one.) It's incredibly easy and delicious. Only 3 ingredients and the texture is light and fluffy, but also kind of like chocolate chip ice-cream with a crunch from the almonds. This is absolutely my favorite frosting for Angel Food Cake - I've even been known to eat just the frosting, when the cake was all gone. :)
- The original recipe was to use one giant Hershey Bar with Almonds, but over the years my dad would just use whatever chocolate we had on hand, and whole almonds chopped up. So that is what I do now.
Here's what you need:
|1 container of whipped topping, roasted and chopped almonds, and chocolate|
Put the whipped topping into a mixing bowl.
Use any chocolate you like. (Milk, semi-sweet, dark, white. Whatever makes your heart say "Mmmmm.") Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds, until it's nice and smooth.
Pour all of the chocolate into the whipped topping.
I put them in my little mini food processor,
So, after the nuts are all folded in, you're done! How easy was that?
Now, put it on a pretty cake pedestal and shave some more chocolate on top - so no one knows how easy this was to throw together - and impress whom ever you want. . . .