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No matter the time of year, nothing beats my favorite fluffy, pure white, perfectly sweet homemade Angel Food Cake smothered in fresh fruit for dessert.
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Angel Food Cake Recipe

Angel Food Cake is made from scratch in an angel food cake pan. This homemade angel food cake recipe makes the perfect dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 177kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Process sugar in food processor for 1-2 minutes to create a fine powder.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugar, cake flour, and salt. Using a fine mesh sieve and another large bowl, shake flour/sugar/salt mixture through sieve from one bowl to the other five times to fully sift. Each time, it should go through faster.
  • Using a stand mixer with the whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed. Once they start getting foamy, add the cream of tarter and all of the extracts. Continue processing until medium to firm peaks form.
    No matter the time of year, nothing beats my favorite fluffy, pure white, perfectly sweet homemade Angel Food Cake smothered in fresh fruit for dessert.
  • Add a layer of the flour and sugar mixture to the egg whites and gently fold to combine. Continue process until everything is well combined and smooth, but be sure to fold gently to maintain as much air as you can.
  • Line the base of a tube pan with with parchment paper. 
    No matter the time of year, nothing beats my favorite fluffy, pure white, perfectly sweet homemade Angel Food Cake smothered in fresh fruit for dessert.
  • Spoon in cake batter. 
    No matter the time of year, nothing beats my favorite fluffy, pure white, perfectly sweet homemade Angel Food Cake smothered in fresh fruit for dessert.
  • Bake in preheated oven until a wooden stick comes out clean, about 40-45 minutes.
    No matter the time of year, nothing beats my favorite fluffy, pure white, perfectly sweet homemade Angel Food Cake smothered in fresh fruit for dessert.
  • Slide a knife around the sides of the tube and invert the cake pan on a cooling rack. The cake shouldn't slide out but by inverting it, the cake should cool nice and fluffy (kind of like stretching your back on an inversion table). Once the cake has cooled, slide it out of the pan.
  • Serve alone or with fresh strawberries and cheesecake fruit dip.

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Nutrition

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