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Melon Chiffon Cake

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SERVES
12
COOK TIME
50 Min

Melon Chiffon Cake is so light and different, it's a good thing this recipe makes a family-sized cake. They've never heard of melon cake? Even after they taste it they won't believe it! It's that good.

What You'll Need

  • 1 medium cantaloupe
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) package angel food cake mix (see Note)
  • Melon balls for garnish (optional)
  • Mint sprigs for garnish (optional)

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  2. Seed, slice, and peel the melon. Cut into chunks and place in blender or food processor. Puree enough to make 1-1/2 cups, discarding any remaining puree. Combine puree and water.
     
  3. Empty contents of egg-white packet from cake mix into a large bowl. Blend in puree mixture. Beat on highest speed about 20 minutes, until stiff peaks form and a trench cut through egg whites with a spatula will hold its shape. Reduce speed to low and sprinkle in cake flour mixture just until thoroughly mixed.
     
  4. Pour into a greased 12-cup Bundt pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until crust is golden and firm to the touch. Invert pan onto a wire rack to cool.
     
  5. When cooled completely, run a knife around edges, pull cake away from sides of pan, remove from pan and place on serving plate. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
     

Notes

This cake is great served plain, but if you want to use a topping, try confectioners' sugar, whipped cream or whipped topping, a Berry Sauce, or a drizzle of Chocolate Sauce.

Quick-mix and instant-rise angel food cake mixes do not produce good results. Use only those mixes requiring at least 5 to 10 minutes whipping time for egg-white mixture.

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The recipe already calls for a quarter cup of water how much more should I add. Thanks Jack

Hi there! This is one of our older recipes, and we are removing it from our site because angel food cake with a separate egg packet is no longer available on the market. Thanks!

What brand of angel food cake mix has the egg white packet

Hi there! Since this recipe was first made by the Test Kitchen, the brand that was originally used no longer makes a cake mix with a separate packet. Now, you can simply add water to the mix. Enjoy!

You wanna know what I think?---I think that it would make infinitely more sense to use the "remaining puree" to add to whipped topping or a frosting and use that to top the cake--could even make a glaze out of it--and if I make this cake--as I plan to do--that is what I will do.

That sounds like a great idea! Please feel free to share with us how it turns out, we would love to hear! Enjoy!

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