Coffee Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake and a Giveaway
Rich, airy and flavorful, this surprisingly easy Coffee Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake brings together warm coffee flavor with a bright chocolate accent.
The first time I made an angel food cake, it fell. I chalked it up to “angel food is hard” and didn’t try again. And that was a mistake.
Because, this year, motivated by a freezer full of leftover egg whites, I tried again. And my cakes have turned out great—plain, lavender vanilla and now a coffee chocolate chip angel food cake. Never give up after one try, I guess!
This particular cake was inspired by Nielsen-Massey, who recently sent me a bottle of their coffee extract. Nielsen-Massey is well-known for their exceptional vanilla, and it was fun to learn about some of their other flavorings like chocolate, lemon and rose water But I was especially excited to be able to experiment with coffee extract.
The reason for all the excitement? Well, I love coffee. And I’d enjoy using it more in recipes. But I hate making little servings of extra strong coffee, then worrying my recipe will be too wet. And, jaded by old memories of bad instant coffee, I can’t bring myself to use that either.
The answer? Guess it must be coffee extract! It was super easy to add to the Coffee Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake and gave it a nice coffee flavor. Thanks Nielsen-Massey!
Want to get creative with some Coffee Extract of your own? Then check out the giveaway below!
This giveaway, for one 2 oz. bottle of Coffee Extract, is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey. It is open to mailing addresses in the US and closes on Aug 27, 2017 at midnight CDT. To enter, leave a comment below telling me what you would like to make if you win the extract. For a second entry, follow all my Pinterest boards (if you have a religious objection to my Christmas/Easter boards, just let me know and skip them) and leave me a second comment telling me this. The winner will be picked randomly, contacted by email and have 24 hours to get back to me with mailing information or a new winner will be chosen.
- • 1 1/2 cup sugar
- • 1 cup cake flour (see substitution below)
- • 1/2 teaspoon salt
- • 1 1/2 cups egg whites (from about 12 large eggs), at room temperature
- • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- • 4 teaspoons coffee extract
- • 2/3 c mini chocolate chips
- whipped cream for serving
- Sift together the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, whip the egg whites. When they are foamy, add the cream of tartar and lemon juice.
- Continue to whip the egg whites until they just begin to hold their shape in soft peaks. Whip the remaining 1 cup of sugar into the whites, 1/4 cup at a time. Do not overwhip; the egg whites should not be overly dry or stiff. Mix in the vanilla and coffee extracts.
- Gently and gradually fold the flour and sugar mixture into the whites. When almost incorporated, add the mini-chocolate chips and continue folding.
- Spoon the batter in the tube pan, smooth the top, and bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. To be extra sure it is done, you can check for an internal temperature of 205-209 F.
- Remove from the oven and immediately invert the tube pan. If the pan doesn’t have “feet”, set it over the neck of a heavy bottle or overturned metal funnel, using the center hole of the pan to hold the cake, until cool.
- Serve with whipped cream, or ice cream, or caramel sauce. Or all of these. 🙂
- Instead of cake flour, you can take 1 cup of all-purpose flour, remove 2 Tablespoons and add in 2 Tablespoons of cornstarch.
- The pictures show a cake made in my smaller vintage cake pan (thanks, Grandma!) which holds exactly half of the recipe.
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I’d like to add it to my favorite dessert tiramisu!
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I would use it in my protein powder!
My family owns a chocolate shop and this would be fantastic to use in trying some new treats!
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I would try it in brownies.
I’ve never used coffee extract in a recipe but this one looks absolutely this die for so this recipe would defiantly be my first challenge!
i think i would make coffee cake that is my fav
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I would use the extract to make some coffee ice cream (one of my husband’s faves).
I definitely have to make that Coffee Chocolate Chip Angel Food Cake. Sounds delicious!
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i would make my husband a coffee cheesecake with raspberry topping!
I would like to make coffee crumble muffins
I would like to make Tiramisu.
I think I would use this to make coffee cupcakes with mocha icing. That actually sounds good.
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I would make a cake or some kind of dessert with it
I followed all your Pinterest boards. WOW, lots of good looking food!
I would like to try a Tiramisu with the coffee extract. Thanks, Kathy
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I would make a crumb cake
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I would like to use the coffee extract to make exotic muffin combinations like cranberry coffee flavor.
I’d like to make coffee ice cream with the extract.
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I think I would make a coffee-flavored cheesecake.
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I will make my Mother a coffee cake.
I want to make espresso brownies with coffee flavored frosting.
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Honestly, I’d love to make this cake! I LOVE coffee and I love angel food cake, so this is a win-win. 🙂
I would add a few drops when I make cupcakes!
I would make chocolate cupcakes with coffee frosting. Thanks!
I would try this Coffee Extract in a chocolate cake.
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I would make Maca Macaroons.
I’d love to make a coffee flavored two layer chocolate cake.
I would like to try this in a protein drink.
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I would love to make this recipe. It sounds and looks so good. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I would use it to make mocha chip ice creamk
Yum!! I would make it in a coffee cake.
I would use the coffee extract to make some yummy mocha brownies!
I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect way to infuse COFFEE into everyone’s favorite Dark Chocolate cheese cake.
I would add this to my mocha-brownies. Yum!
If I win this, I would make some lovely coffee flavored whipped creme to go with my Sunday morning coffee cake!
I would make coffee whipped cream for my espresso lol
I would make coffee cake or orange coffee muffins
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I’d love to add it to chocolate cake!
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I would make a mocha cake with it.
I love coffee everything but I really want to try this recipe for the Chocolate chip coffee angel food cake!
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I would love to try it in homemade brownies.
I would use coffee extract to make tiramisu
I think I’d add it to my flourless chocolate cake! Coffee enhances chocolate so well…
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I would try some mocha brownies.
I would use it a coffee cake.
I would try this Coffee extract in some of my homemade frosting that I make for when I bake a cake.
I love the sound of this. I had the same problem with my first angel food cake. But it was worth the second go for sure for both of us 🙂
Mmm I am thinking it would be great in brownies!
Kudos to you Inger for giving Angel Food Cake one more try!!! I’m loving the thought of Coffee and Chocolate Chips in the cake. Extract is probably better in this case.
Thank you so much for sharing, Inger…
P.S. Don’t forget, October 10th is Natinal Angel Food Cake Day!!!
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Oh that looks good!! I’ll use coffee extract in my chocolate frosting. I’ve been baking for years – how did I not know about coffee extract? Anxious to try it!
this looks really delicious Inger ! !I love coffe !
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I would love to use this Coffee Extract in preparing muffins or cookies.
I would make coffee toffee scones for sure.
You have really opened my eyes to the flexibility of angel food cake, Inger! I’m starting to collect egg whites… 🙂
i didn’t even know coffee extract existed! what a great way to use it–i can’t remember the last time i made an angel food cake. i’d definitely use it.
In some chocolate chip cookies first.
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A coffee cake with a mild coffee flavor sounds like a great idea. I also think chocolate would be good with a hint of coffee flavor.
I would use coffee extract to experiment with frosting and brownies.
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I would love to try the coffee extract in several different things ~ I’d like to make a coffee cake with the coffee flavor in the cake & icing. And my favorite thing to try would be coffee flavored ice cream ~ I love coffee ice cream but it’s really calorie laden. With a coffee extract, I could blend coconut almond milk, monks fruit sweetener, and the coffee extract, then freeze, for a healthier icy treat!
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I would try this Coffee Extract in my bread pudding. That might really taste good.