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Angel Food Cake is a summer must have in our home. Light and fluffy, with the perfect amount of sweetness, this recipe for homemade angel food cake is so easy to make from scratch.
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Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake is a favorite in our home. Light & fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness, this recipe for homemade angel food cake is so easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Sandra

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites about 11-12 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract + 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

  • Using an electric hand or stand mixer beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Add in cream of tartar and almond extract (vanilla too if using this as well). Beat in until incorporated.
  • In a large mixing bowl add flour, sugar and salt. Sift together 5-6 times.
  • Gently fold in the flour mixture into egg mixture, fold until combined and no flour mixture can be seen.
  • Pour cake batter into 10-inch tube pan. (DO NOT GREASE PAN!)
  • Place pan in the oven. Turn on oven to 325 degrees. Cook for an hour or until cake is a nice golden brown.
  • Invert cake pan like shown above and allow it to completely cool. When cooled remove from the pan. 
    Tip: take a butter knife and gently go around the edges of the pan to help release the cake. This allows for a clean removal.

Notes

Recipe from Allrecipes.com.

Nutrition

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 103mg | Sugar: 29g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg