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Easy Angel Food Cake

After just one taste, you'll agree this cake is heavenly! I like to make it for special occasions throughout the year.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups egg whites (about 14)
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Sift flour and 1/2 cup sugar together four times; set aside. In a bowl, combine egg whites, cream of tartar, extracts and salt; beat on high until soft peaks form but mixture is still moist and glossy. Add remaining sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift flour mixture, a fourth at a time, over the egg white mixture; fold in gently, using about 15 strokes for each addition. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan (pan will be very full). Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and cracks feel dry. Immediately invert cake in pan to cool completely. Loosen sides of cake from pan and remove.

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  • swimmer.gurl
    Jul 28, 2011

    I used meringue powder in replacement of half the eggs, yes it is expensive, but it tastes quite a bit better.

  • insanemom
    Apr 23, 2011

    I agree with the other review(which I wish I would have read first), the texture is too moist and it is too eggy. Very disappointed!

  • j_s_shiner
    Mar 16, 2010

    It tasted too egg-y for me.