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Angel Food Cake Contest: Winning Recipe From The PA Farm Show

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Today we bring you Pumpkin Pecan Angel Food Cake recipe that won 1st place at The Pennsylvania Farm Show. This largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation was first held 102 years ago in 1917. It features nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits, and numerous hands-on activities for everyone to enjoy: From Apple Pie Contest and Army vs Navy Cook-Off to Rodeo, Sheep-to-Shawl competition, Butter Sculptures Reveal, and much more.


Draft Horse Hitch Competition
Draft Horse Hitch Competition, PA Farm Show


PA Farm Show 2019
PA Farm Show 2019. Photo by Anton Prima, America Daily


Angel food cakes
Angel Food Cakes Contest, PA Farm Show.


2018 PA Farm Show Angel Food Cake Contest Winning Recipes
1st Place, Elizabeth Pokrivka, Dillsburg Community Fair – York County
Pumpkin Pecan Angel Food Cake
1 cup cake flour
1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
¼ cup ground walnuts
1 ¾ cups egg whites, room temperature
1 ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon flavoring
Sift cake flour & powdered sugar. Stir in ground nuts. Set aside in a medium bowl. In bowl or a stand mixer, beat egg whites until foamy. Add salt, cream of tartar & flavoring. Beat on high. Gradually add in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until all sugar has been incorporated. Beat until stiff peaks form. Gradually fold in flour mixture. Pour into a tube pan and bake at 375 degrees for 30-35, or until done. Cool completely.
When cooled, torte cake into 2 layers. Place bottom layer on cake board, cover with even layer of filling, top with cake layer, and frost with pumpkin frosting. Decorate with frostings, filling, pecans, or as desired.
Pumpkin Filling:
2 cups canned pumpkin pie filling
½ cup evaporated milk
½ cup superfine sugar
¼ cup corn starch for thickening
Combine pumpkin, milk, sugar and cornstarch in a pan and stir together. Bring to a boil. Mix in whisking to remove the lumps. Stir constantly over heat, until desired consistency is reached.
Pumpkin Frosting:
2 16-oz containers frozen whipped topping
2 4-serving size boxes butterscotch instant pudding and pie filling
½ cup milk
Combine in a bowl until well mixed, frost cake as instructed above.


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