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Angel Food Cake

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

Equipment

  • 10" tube pan
  • Mixer

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.