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Angel food cake help

Nyleve | Jun 17, 2006 11:23 AM

Ok, so because someone recently mentioned good Angel Food Cake recipes, I decided to make one yesterday. For some reason I had a lot of egg whites that needed using up. Anyway I used the Epicurious recipe in the recent post (I think I've attached the link below). Everything was looking hunky dory until about 3/4 of the way through the baking time, at which point the cake began to fall. Not drastically - no huge disaster or anything - but it definitely lost about 1/3 of its volume. It looks ok but not fabulous. Haven't tasted it yet - I'm planning to serve later today with strawberries.

So what happened? Did I over-beat the whites? I realize the cake obviously lost structure and couldn't hold itself up but I'm not sure what the reason was. I'd really like to try this again sometime.

Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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