Classic Angel Food Cake

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Ingredientsangel food cake 2

  • 1 cup sifted cake flour, if desired substitute all – purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup egg whites (egg – 10 eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract


  1.  Preheat oven to 350⁰.
  2.  Whisk flour and 1/4 cup sugar together four times.
  3. Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until frothy throughout.
  4. Add remaining sugar in small amounts and beat after each addition, preferably with a rotary beater.
  5. Egg whites should have fine, even texture and be stiff enough to hold a peak but not dried.
  6. Add vanilla and almond extracts.
  7. Sift 1/4 of flour at a time over mixture and fold in lightly.
  8. Pour into large ungreased tube pan; cut through batter with spatula to remove large air bubbles.
  9. Bake at 350° for 45 to 60 minutes.
  10. Invert pan and let cake hang until cool.

Make 1 (9 – inch) cake.

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