Baked Sunday Mornings: Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze

I wasn't going to make this week's Baked Sunday Mornings recipe -- Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze -- because I already made the cake a couple of years ago when I came across the recipe on epicurious (you can read my previous post about the angel food cake here). Instead, I decided to make a recipe from the Baked: New Frontiers in Baking, since there are quite a few from that cookbook that I haven't gotten to yet. But as it turns out, I was interested in a recipe that calls for 11 egg yolks (I'll post about it later) -- and all of the excess egg whites seemed to be a sign that I should make another angel food cake.
And why wouldn't I make another one? After all, I loved this cake the first time I made it, and I loved it again the second time around. I feel so bad for people who have had only supermarket angel food cake, because the homemade version bears little resemblance to the sticky, cloyingly sweet mass-produced kind. And this is a great homemade version -- wonderfully light, not too sweet, and vibrantly flavored.
It is a challenge to get the pistachios to stick to the sides, but the nuts add a lot to the cake in terms of both flavor and texture; the pairing of lime and pistachio is unusual and delicious. This cake is definitely worth making more than once.

Recipe: "Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze" from Baked Elements: Our 10 Favorite Ingredients, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Recipe available here at Baked Sunday Mornings.

Previous Post: "Got Egg Whites?: Lime Angel Food Cake with Lime Glaze and Pistachios," February 25, 2012.

Comments

Anonymous said…
That cake is beautiful! Definitely one I'll be making again someday too. :)
Unknown said…
Great Angel Food Cake!!!
I enjoyed it too, I love the lime flavor, and the pistachios give a nice crunchy taste and a lovely green touch!!
For sure it's a keeper!!
SandraM said…
Looks great! It really is a good cake! I will make this again and again. The pistachios were a bit of a challenge to stick. And the picture in the cookbook looks like it has way more than a half cup of chopped pistachios on it!!
Chelly said…
Looks wonderful!
Susan said…
I skipped this because I'm not wild about Angel Food Cake, but you make me want to try it! Looks great!
Unknown said…
Beautiful results!
Anonymous said…
I'm looking forward to making this one again too, loved it.