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Lemon Angel Torte

No recipe image available.An easy angel food cake torte topped with a creamy lemon custard.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 prepared angel food cake
6 large eggs, separated
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar - divided use
3/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
1 (0.25-ounce) envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup water

Cooking Directions:

  1. In a bowl, with an electric mixer at medium speed, beat together 6 egg yolks, 3/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and grated lemon peel. Pour into a saucepan and cook over hot, not boiling, water, until the mixture coats a spoon. Remove from the heat.
  2. In a bowl soften unflavored gelatin in water and add to the custard.
  3. Beat 6 egg whites until stiff, gradually adding remaining 3/4 cup sugar; gently fold into the custard mixture.
  4. Tear the angel food cake into bite-sized pieces and place the pieces in a well-greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan; pour the custard on top and chill until firm.

Makes 8 servings.