Desserts

Angel Food Cake


Posted: April 1

Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 16 servings

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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!


Ingredients

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

Directions

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!


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