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Angel Food Cake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
Angel Food Cake: so soft, springy, and light! It's the best cake for summer, and it's so easy to make from scratch, with just a few simple ingredients!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Angel Food Cake, Cake
Servings: 12
Calories: 149 kcal
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl, and whip on medium-high speed until frothy.
  3. Add the cream of tartar and salt, and continue to whip until the whites hold soft peaks.
  4. In a very slow, steady stream, add 1/2 cup of the sugar, while continuing to whip.
  5. When the whites can hold a stiff peak, sift in the cake flour and remaining sugar, in thirds, folding after each addition.
  6. Fold in the vanilla and almond extracts, and transfer the batter to an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  7. Bake for 55-65 minutes, or until the cake feels springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the thickest part comes out clean or with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Cool cake upside-down, then remove from the pan, slice, and serve.

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Nutrition Facts
Angel Food Cake
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 149
% Daily Value*
Sodium 91mg4%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.