Angel Food Cake


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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 165.6
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.3 mg
  • Sodium: 149.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 34.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g

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Introduction

Try this satisfying and sweet dessert! Try this satisfying and sweet dessert!

Ingredients

    • 1 cup sifted cake flour
    • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 12 egg whites
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

1. Sift flour, salt, and 3/4 cups sugar together.



2. Beat remaining ingredients until soft peaks form. Reduce mixing speed and gradually add remaining 3/4 cups sugar several tablespoons at a time.



3. Sift a small amount of the dry mixture over the whipped eggs. Fold gently. Continue (sifting and folding) until all flour is just incorporated.



4. Gently pour batter into a greased 10 inch pan. Bake at

350 F for 35-40 minutes (or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean).



Makes 12 servings.

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Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Good
    10 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Angel Food cake tastes better when Almond Extract is used instead of Vanilla Extract. Just a suggestion... And I'm guessing the Author intended to say UNGREASED pan, especially if she has made the cake before : ) - 9/5/08


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    Very Good
    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
    I make mine with the boxed angel food cake mix (dry only) and 1 can crushed pineapples. Nothing else. It's so delicious, especially with light Cool Whip. - 5/7/08


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    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Step 2 might say:Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.Reduce mixing speed and gradually add remaining 3/4 cups sugar,salt,and cream of tartar,several Tbsps. at a time.Add extract,lemon juice,and water,and beat until stiff,but not dry peaks form.Egg whites peak best before mixing w/other ingredients - 9/5/08


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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Just repeating what has already been said....Do not Ever grease an Angel Food pan...the cake has to crawl up the side to rise.......If you do it will not rise and will just lay in the bottom.......I know this FOR SURE LOL - 9/5/08


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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I used splenda in place of the sugar and I heard that you can also use sunsweetened applesauce to replace the sugar, it makes it very moist.. Great for anyone who is avoiding sugar either do to diabeties or dietary reasons. - 9/5/08


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    When I was small, my Mom would cut the angel food cake into slices and toast them in the toaster. Yum! - 9/5/08


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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This is a good cake, but if you want a little more flavor, I make the cake, then cut it in half & layer it with no fat whipped cream and strawberries covered with strawberry glaze non fat. That makes it have a little more taste to it and comes out great. My granny is a diabetice and she loves it! - 6/4/08


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    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good, can satify chocolate too by addding a little cocoa - 9/5/08


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I have made angel foods from scratch for years and appreciate the comments given. When I was in 4H as a girl I demonstrated what happens when you do grease the pan. The cake flattens and becomes rubbery. My demo included a cake mixed wrong and one correctly mixed. Thanks for the recipe!! - 8/26/10


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    after frosting cake with cool whip free, slice slivers of fresh pineapple, strawberry tiny slices and have and quarters of green grapes press into preety designs! - 4/11/09


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    Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Although this was good, it seems like a box mix would be easier and less costly. - 3/14/10


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this last night and the cake turned out great . - 9/5/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Recently diagnosed w/Type II Diabetes. I make this cake w/sugar substitute and added crushed pineapple. I drained and rinsed the pineapple well since it was packed in heavy syrup. These changes cut down on the sugars and calories for this cake. It was nummy! - 6/29/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    why can diabetics eat a cake with so much sugar? i would think a cake with whole eggs and nuts and fruit would be much better!!!! - 5/7/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Use and angel food cake pan, or a bundt pan works as well, but an angel food pan with removable bottom (or top depending on where you're from) is best. DO NOT GREASE PAN and make sure completely cool before trying to remove. - 4/4/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great taste! BUT--if you've never made an Angel Food Cake, you don't know that the recipe is wrong about greasing the pan. That causes it to slide out of the upturned pan before it's cool, and then it falls. My mother in law is an angel food expert--do not grease, coll before removing - 3/8/08


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    We enjoy Angel Food cake but not able to have it any longer without changing the flour base to GF. Regular recipes are difficult to convert. Do miss it. - 5/14/21


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    So very good! - 4/6/21


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    Incredible!
    So tasty! - 4/6/19


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    This was really good. I used applesauce instead of sugar and it came out nice and moist. - 2/17/19


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    I make Angel food cake alot. I liked the hint about apple sauce, I think I'm going to try. Some of you asked about cake pans - I've made cupcakes, mini bread loaf cakes and I use cake pans all the time. Just make sure they are REALLY clean and place a parchment paper on the bottom of the cake pan. - 5/21/12


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    Incredible!
    I love this cake! Angel food is my favorite and this is SO much better than a box mix :) - 4/17/11


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    I shall try to bake this cake hope I can!! - 9/15/10


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    Is cake flour different from just plain flour? - 12/14/09


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    Incredible!
    yeah it was helpfull thanks fran the man - 11/17/09


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    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Does anyone ever make it in a loaf pan? I don't have an angel food pan but see it in the stores a lot shapes like a loaf! - 4/22/09


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    I made this recipe but substituted raspberry extract. Delicious! - 2/12/09


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    Sounds good 090106 - 1/6/09


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    Very Good
    This was great. I love angel food cake! - 10/30/08


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    Good
    THIS LOOKS EASY, AS WELL AS TASTY...WILL GIVE THIS A TRY! - 9/5/08


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    Very Good
    sounds awesome! - 9/5/08


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    I am so excited about this, got to try it Sunday. - 9/5/08


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    Incredible!
    thanks for that information I will use splenda and applesauce this will help with my sweet tooth - 9/5/08


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    Sound good I definetly will try it! - 9/5/08


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    I like angel food cake, and served with fruit . I put my fruit in the bowl, and add the cake on top of it. Delicious, and moist. - 9/5/08


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    Very Good
    i will try this - 9/5/08


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    Sounds good....I love angel food cake.... - 9/5/08


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    sounds good. - 9/5/08


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    Very Good
    I will definately try this one!! thanks for the tip on not greasing! - 9/5/08


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    I am going to try this, I am not sure how a diabetic can eat this either. I am going to use Stevia in place of the sugar and then a diabetic really could eat it. I would also add fresh strawberries. - 6/17/08


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    O.K.
    This cake came out OK but it was the smallest cake I've ever seen in the world. Wanted to serve at a brunch but turned out to be only for me and my boyfriend because I was embarrassed to bring it out because it was so small. :( - 6/2/08


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    looking forward to trying this! I love Angel Food Cake! thanks for the tips too! - 5/7/08


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    Very Good
    I love Angel Food Cake - 5/7/08


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    this is the only cake that diabetics can eat and i will try it - 5/7/08


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    Incredible!
    This is fantastic! Thanks to everyone who mentioned not greasing the pan - saved me from learning the hard way :-) - 5/7/08


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    Great recipe. Don't grease pan. thats a no no with angle food cakes. - 5/7/08


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    Very Good
    Definitely do not grease the pan - that's an angelfood cake no-no. Very light and satisfying without the fat. - 5/7/08


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    sounds really good...I think I will try it. - 5/7/08


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    sounds really good~ - 5/7/08


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    I made this and used the tips.Thanks for a great recipe. - 5/7/08


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    will try - 5/7/08


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    oooh I LOVE angel food cake! I can't wait to make this!!! - 5/7/08


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    will be trying this one soon! - 5/7/08


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    im planning to - 8/3/07


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    Very Good
    I didn't know what size pan to use. - 5/27/07


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    Incredible!
    best company cake ever - 3/15/07