Melissa's Cuisine: Angel Food Cake

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Angel Food Cake

Summer fruit is fresh and sweet at our local farmer's market.  The bright red strawberries always seem to catch my eye.  Mike and I both love strawberries, so when they're in season we always have them in the house.  I think strawberries with a slice of angel food cake make the perfect summer dessert, not to heavy or to sweet, just perfect!
You will need:
1 cup sifted flour (I used all-purpose but the original recipe recommends cake flour)
1-1/4 cups sugar, divided
10 egg whites
1-1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.  Combine flour and 1/4 cup sugar and set aside.

2.  Beat egg whites with a mixer on high speed until foamy.  Add cream of tartar and salt and continue beating until soft peaks form.  Add remaining sugar, a small amount at a time, until stiff peaks form.

3.  Add 1/4 cup of the flour/sugar mixture to the egg whites and gently fold in using a spoon.  Add remaining flour 1/4 cup at a time.  Fold in vanilla.

4.  Spoon batter into a lightly greased tube pan (I don't have one, so I used  my donut cake pan, which is why my cake is slightly rounded).  Bake at 350 for 40 minutes, or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Invert cake onto a plate to serve.  Next week I'll be sharing a recipe to use angel food cake in!


  1. I love angel food cake and now is a great time to be making it. Strawberries are way cheaper than before...
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. I've never made a homemade angel food cake. But, it seems simple and looks delicious. I'll definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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