Angel Food Cake got its name because it is just so light, fluffy, and heavenly! It’s perfect for topping with whipped cream and strawberries, melted chocolate and nuts, a vanilla glaze, or whatever confections make you smile! Your options are endless with this versatile cake! Angel Food Cake is baked to send you to cloud nine!


  • 1 1/4 cups large egg whites, from about 9
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Step 1 –Allow the egg whites to stand at room temperature in a bowl for 30 minutes.

Step 2 –Arrange the oven rack in the lowest position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3 –Using your sifter, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and the flour together. Set aside for later.

Step 4 –Add the cream of tartar, vanilla, almond extract, and salt to the egg whites.

Step 5 –Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer or with a stand mixer until soft peaks form.

Step 6 –Gradually add in the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, a couple of tablespoons at a time. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

Step 7 –Gently and gradually fold in the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.

Step 8 –Spoon the batter into an ungreased tube pan.

Step 9 –Bake until it’s slightly golden and the top is dry, about 35-40 minutes.

Step 10 –Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert.

Step 11 –Allow your cake to cool completely.

Step 12 –Add toppings of your choice and serve!

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