EASIEST AND BEST ANGEL FOOD CAKE

Chris T.

By
@chrisb64

JUST 5 INGREDIENTS(ok,6 including the salt) :o).We love angel food cake,especially with strawberries and by the way, who needs to pay like 5 dollars for an angel food cake when you can make it at home with 5 simple ingredients not all those added chemicals a bakery cake or mix would have.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
cake flour, spooned and leveled
1/4 tsp
salt
12 large
egg whites, room temperature
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1 1/4 c
sugar
2 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour and salt in a sieve set over a bowl; sift into bowl, and set aside. With a mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high until foamy, about 1 minute. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Continue to beat, gradually adding sugar; beat until stiff peaks form (see below), about 2 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to combine.
2
Gently transfer egg-white mixture to a large, wide bowl. In four batches, using the sieve again, sift flour mixture over egg-white mixture. While turning the bowl, use a rubber spatula to fold in the mixture by cutting down the center and coming up the sides.
3
Gently spoon batter into an ungreased angel-food cake pan with a removable bottom; smooth top. Cut a knife through batter to release air bubbles. Bake until cake is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Invert pan; let cool in pan, 1 hour. Run a knife around the inside of the pan and around the tube to release cake, and unmold. Use knife to release cake from bottom of pan, and remove.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #angelfood, #fatfree