Angel Food Cake


Good Housekeeping

Posted 5 April 2022 (Last updated 5 April 2022)



Total Time

1hrs 5mins



Angel food cake is delightful served with fresh fruit, bright scoops of sorbet, or a divinely decadent chocolate sauce.


  • Cake flour icon
    Cake flour110 g
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar60 g
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white410 g
  • Cream of tartar icon
    Cream of tartar1 ½ teaspoons
  • Salt icon
    Salt½ teaspoon
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar260 g
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract2 teaspoons
  • Almond extract icon
    Almond extract½ teaspoon

  • 1. Pre-heat oven - 190°C
  • 2. Add cake flour and powdered sugar to a clean medium bowl
  • 3. Whisk briefly then set aside
  • 4. Add egg white, cream of tartar and salt to a clean large mixing bowl
  • 5. Whisk until foamy - medium speed
  • 6. Whisk until soft peaks form - high speed
  • 7. Add granulated sugar to a clean small bowl
  • 8. Whisk sugar mixture into batter gradually
  • 9. Add vanilla extract and almond extract to the batter
  • 10. Whisk until stiff peaks form
  • 11. Fold dry ingredients into batter bit by bit and mix until just combined
  • 12. Transfer batter to tube pan
  • 13. Bake until springy to touch - 35 min, 190°C
  • 14. Let cool

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