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  • 62 Ratings

This light and delicious Angel Food Cake recipe will be the star of any celebration. For a twist on traditional Angel Food Cake, try our chocolate and honey variations.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
50 mins
bake:
40 mins
cool:
2 hrs
total:
3 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a very large mixing bowl allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, sift powdered sugar and flour together 3 times; set aside.

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  • Add cream of tartar and vanilla to egg whites. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form (tips curl). Gradually add granulated sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form (tips stand straight) .

  • Sift about one-fourth of the flour mixture over beaten egg whites; fold in gently. (If bowl is too full, transfer to a larger bowl.) Repeat, folding in remaining flour mixture by fourths. Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Gently cut through batter to remove any large air pockets.

  • Bake on the lowest rack in a 350 degree F oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert cake (leave in pan); cool thoroughly. Loosen sides of cake from pan; remove cake. Makes 12 servings.

Chocolate Angel Food Cake:

Prepare as above, except sift 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder with the flour-powdered sugar mixture.

Honey Angel Food Cake:

Prepare as above, except after beating egg whites to soft peaks, gradually pour 1/4 cup honey in a thin stream over the egg white mixture. Continue as above, except beat only 1/2 cup sugar into the egg whites.

Nutrition Facts

161 calories; carbohydrates 36g; sugars 27g; protein 4g; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.6mg; folate 16.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 51mg; potassium 116mg; iron 0.7mg.
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