Angel Food Cake

I always loved Angel Food cake. Plain. Just the cake. My mother-in-law wow’d me the first time she baked one from scratch. It was simply heavenly. Divine. Etheral.

Her recipe works. Every single time.

Angel Food Cake

Traditional angel food cake
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, Heritage
Servings: 12
Author: Dorothy Oftedahl


  • 10" tube pan
  • Mixer


  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour (sifted)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar


  • Sift together flour and 1/2 cup sugar together 4 times.
  • Combine egg whites, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla, and almond extract in very large bowl. Beat until moist stiff peaks form.
  • Add 1 1/3 cups sugar in 4 additions, beating just until blended each time.
  • Fold in flour mixture in 4 additions, using a large wire whisk.
  • Pour into ungreased 10" tube pan. Cut through with knife to dislodge bubbles.
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cool upside down. Balance on a bottle if needed to clear top of cake from table.