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angel food cake

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
penny jordan
Lubbock, TX

Angel Food Cake Recipe & Picture from: Family Circle "The delicate texture and sugary sweetness of homemade angel food cake can't be matched. Try this recipe instead of a cake mix and discover for yourself." Nutrition information: Per serving: Calories 168, Total Fat 0 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 124 mg, Carbohydrate 37 g, Fiber 0 g, Protein 5 g. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

(3 ratings)
yield 10 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For angel food cake

  • 12 lg
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/3 c
    superfine sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    cake flour (not self-rising)

How To Make angel food cake

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2
    - Using an egg separator, separate one of the eggs into a small bowl or measuring cup. - Then transfer egg white to a large bowl. - Repeat with remaining eggs (this keeps any yolk from accidentally getting into all your whites). - Discard yolks. - Let egg whites warm to room temperature. - Add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites.
  • 3
    - Beat egg whites until frothy. - Gradually beat in superfine sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, until stiff but glossy peaks form, about 5 to 7 minutes. - Beat in vanilla extract.
  • 4
    - Fold flour into egg whites in two additions, until incorporated. - Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. *VARIATION for a CHOCOLATE and VANILLA MARBLED ANGEL FOOD CAKE* - Follow directions above through step 3. - Then remove half of the batter to a medium-size bowl. - Reduce flour to 3/4 cup. - Fold 1/2 cup of the flour into the batter in one of the bowls. - Sift 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and the remaining 1/4 cup flour over the second half of the batter in the other bowl and fold in both. - Spoon batters alternately into a 10-inch tube pan. - Swirl together with a knife for a marbled effect. - Bake and cool as directed in step 5.
  • 5
    - Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes, until top has risen very high and is lightly browned and cracked. - Remove from oven and immediately invert onto baking sheet or neck of bottle. - Cool completely.