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Chocolate Angel Food Cake

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake is light as air with a subtle taste of chocolate. The classic cake with a chocolate twist!

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I have to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of regular angel food cake.

Yes, it’s a classic and if you have it with a side of strawberries, it’s fabulous. But, I don’t’s just not one of my favorite cakes. 🤷

So, when I decided to give the chocolate version a try a few years ago, I was skeptical. Boy, I was converted! Adding a bit of chocolate to a regular angel food cake is a wonderful idea.

Chocolate Angel Food Cake is still light and fluffy as the regular version, but, with the bonus of chocolate.

Another bonus? It’s fat free. Which translates into= guilt free chocolate cake.

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How To Make Your Cake + A Few Notes:

  • First, whisk together part of your sugar, cocoa powder, salt and flour. You will need two batches of sugar for this cake. I separated them in the recipe card for easier instructions. Set this mixture to the side.
  • Next, beat your egg whites until they are foamy. This should only take a few minutes. An electric mixer with a whip attachment works best.
  • Then, increase your mixer speed a bit and add in cream of tartar. Don’t forget it! This will stabilize your egg whites by helping them hold water & air.
  • While beating the egg whites, gradually add in your second batch of sugar. Do this gradually…about 2 tablespoons at a time. Don’t dump it all in at will flatten your egg whites.
  • Beat your egg whites until medium peaks are reached. They should be shiny white and thick.
  • Lastly, take your flour/sugar/cocoa powder mixture and fold it into your whipped egg whites. Like the sugar, do this gradually. Do it carefully and use a whisk.
  • Spread the batter into a tube pan. DO NOT GREASE your pan. Then, bake.
  • Let the cake cool a bit before removing from the pan. When removing, take a sharp knife and run it along the edges of the pan to release.


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Yield: 12 slices

Chocolate Angel Food Cake

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake is light as air with a subtle taste of chocolate. The classic cake with a chocolate twist!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • 12 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup sugar, salt, cocoa powder and flour. Set aside.
  3. With an electric mixer with whisk attachment, whisk egg whites until foamy. Then, add in cream of tartar and increase speed slightly.
  4. Continue whipping and add in the 3/4 cup of sugar. Add in 2 tablespoons at a time and continue whipping until medium peaks form. Add in vanilla.
  5. Gently fold the flour/sugar/cocoa mixture into whipped egg whites. Do this gradually.
  6. Spread batter into a ungreased tube pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. Let the cake cool for approx 15 minutes before removing from pan.
  9. To remove cake from pan, carefully, run a sharp knife along the edges of the pan first.
  10. Cool completely on wire rack before serving.
  11. Serve with chocolate syrup and chopped strawberries, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 135Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 5g

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  1. No way, chocolate angel food cake! This chocoholic just pinned this ♥ I’d like to invite you to bring this post and more over to my new UNLIMITED Monthly Link Party!

  2. Oh my what could be better than plain angel food….Chocolate wow this looks delicious!!!
    I found your recipe over on Mostly Blogging today and I would like to invite you to share your recipes on my Weekly Bloghop, I do hope you have a minute to drop by. Im pinning to save and try your recipe!!
    Have a great week!

    1. Thanks for the invite and stopping by Karren!

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