Angel Food Cake

Posted: April 1

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

recipe image

Angel Food Cake got its name because it is just so light, fluffy, and heavenly! It’s perfect for topping with whipped cream and strawberries, melted chocolate and nuts, a vanilla glaze, or whatever confections make you smile! Your options are endless with this versatile cake! Angel Food Cake is baked to send you to cloud nine!


1 1/4 cups large egg whites, from about 9
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 cup cake flour
1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon salt


Step 1

Allow the egg whites to stand at room temperature in a bowl for 30 minutes.

Step 2

Arrange the oven rack in the lowest position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Using your sifter, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and the flour together. Set aside for later.

Step 4

Add the cream of tartar, vanilla, almond extract, and salt to the egg whites.

Step 5

Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer or with a stand mixer until soft peaks form.

Step 6

Gradually add in the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, a couple of tablespoons at a time. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Step 7

Gently and gradually fold in the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.

Step 8

Spoon the batter into an ungreased tube pan.

Step 9

Bake until it’s slightly golden and the top is dry, about 35-40 minutes.

Step 10

Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert.

Step 11

Allow your cake to cool completely.

Step 12

Add toppings of your choice and serve!

dialog logo

Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter

Food is one of life's greatest joys, but good cooking doesn't have to be hard or intimidating. Our hundreds of recipes make eating easier. With Command Cooking, you'll go from 😳 to 😋 and find yourself saying “that was easy” after every meal.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.