Here's what my version looked like:
Black and White Angel Food Cake
1 C. cake flour (about 4 oz.)
1 1/2 C. granulated sugar, divided
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
12 large egg whites
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa (such as Hershey's Special Dark)
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. tub light cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. 1% low-fat milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. unsweetened dark cocoa
Preheat oven to 325. To prepare cake, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and 3/4 C. granulated sugar, stirring with a whisk; set aside. Place cream of tartar, salt, and egg whites in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at high speed until foamy. Add remaining 3/4 C. granulated sugar, 1 Tbsp. at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in juice and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Sift flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 C. at a time; fold in after each addition. Spoon half of the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife. Sift 2 Tbsp. cocoa over remaining batter; fold in. Spoon cocoa batter evenly over top of vanilla batter; break air pockets by cutting through cocoa layer with a knife. Bake at 325 for 55 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan; cook completely. Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert cake onto a plate.
To prepare glaze, place powdered sugar, cream cheese, milk, and 1 tsp. vanilla in a medium bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth. Drizzle half of glaze over cake. Add 1/4 tsp. cocoa to remaining glaze; stir well to combine. Drizzle cocoa glaze over cake. Refrigerate 5 minutes or until glaze is set. Garnish with strawberries, if desired. Yield: 12 servings
If you follow the recipe exactly, it has 0.6g of fat per serving, 4.7g of protein, 47.3g of carbs, and 1 mg cholesterol. I used regular cream cheese from a brick and 2% milk for the glaze, because I already had those on hand. As a result, I had to use more milk than the 1 Tbsp. the recipe calls for, but it worked fine.
Zach, Mike, and I loved the cake, so I consider it a hit. Sydney, Mark and Christa's daughter, didn't seem too interested in cake. She decided to play the saxophone instead.
You can't please all the people all the time, right?