Yes, I am over the halfway point of this challenge (seriously, is that it?!? It feels like it’s been much longer…). Anyway, to celebrate, I made assisted in making an angel food cake from scratch. You see, angel food cake is my favorite cake and I have always been so satisfied with the easy-to-make box version that I never even considered making it from scratch (too many egg whites). But it was time to find out whether the real version was better than the boxed version.

The recipe: We used this recipe, skipped the mango ginger part, and instead made up our own chocolate glaze (combining dark chocolate, sugar, and butter).

Quick recap: As expected, this process involved a lot of egg-cracking. And beating. And discussing what a “soft peak” looked like. Otherwise, the instructions were fairly simple to follow.

Soft peak?

Soft peak?

Looks just like the boxed versions do!

Looks just like the boxed versions do!

The verdict: It tasted just as good as the boxed kind! Maybe better since we made it all from scratch?

Everything is better with strawberries.

Everything is better with strawberries.

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