Angel Food Cake


Good Housekeeping

Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated April 5, 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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