easy angel food cake recipe
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Angel Food Cake

Your complete guide on how to make homemade angel food cake. The best fluffy, traditional, low-fat cake recipe that you can top with your favorite fruit.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 151kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites (11-12 eggs)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon almond flavoring

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Sift together 3/4 cup of sugar and the flour three times. Set it aside.
  • In a clean, grease-free bowl, beat the egg whites until they are frothy .
  • Add the salt and cream of tartar, then beat until the eggs hold stiff peaks.
  • Add the remaining sugar, three tablespoons at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Fold in the flour/sugar mixture about 1/2 a cup at a time, then fold in the almond flavoring.
  • Spoon the batter into an ungreased angel food cake tube pan.
  • Bake on the lowest oven rack for 45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and looks dry.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert the pan, standing it upside down on 3 glasses that are equal in height for support.
  • Allow the cake to cool upside down completely, then slide a knife around the sides and center of the pan to loosen the cake.
  • Remove the cake to a plate and serve with desired fruit.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 147mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 25g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg