"Classic angel food cake, light and tastes great by itself!" — Krissyp
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1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons
cream of tartar
Excellent recipe. When I have a large supply of eggs, this is how I use them. I never have cake flour, so I use 1/8 cup cornstarch and 7/8 cup of all purpose flour.
This cake was good, but I think a box mix would be just as good. With the leftover egg yolks I used the custard recipe that CCRUMP gave on 1/4/03 and it didn't turn out very well, it didn't thicken enough (maybe needs cornstarch). But I also found a recipe called "Gold Cake" that calls for a cup of egg yolks and would be perfect use of them if you want another cake.
Totally awesome! I just made it for the 2nd time this weekend, and it turned out perfectly without any changes. As for baking time, you can never go totally by any recipe. Always deduct 10 minutes, set your timer and go from there. Every oven is different, as most are not calibrated exactly. If you follow this recipe exactly, your cake will rise above the level of the pan and have excellent flavor and texture. Note the recipe tells you to add the sugar gradually (no need to process if you do this!), and then later to FOLD in the flour, etc. This means to use a spatula and fold from top to bottom--don't use your mixer and no stirring. If you don't fold, or if you overfold, you will loose your volume for the cake! I sliced this into 3 layers and filled with lemon curd and white chocolate buttercream, then frosted w/the buttercream! Everyone totally loved it and raved about how incredible the cake was!! This is a GREAT recipe!
Excellent recipe!!! I made sure I really whipped the egg whites as other posters had said and this turned out great for me. Instead of make this in the tube pan, I made muffins out of it. The recipe for me made 24 muffins (make sure to use liners or they do stick). I have my muffins currently frozen and I take one down a night for a strawberry dessert. For anyone interested also I am on weight watchers and I calculated the muffins to be about 1 1/2 pts a piece. A great snack :)
I made it eaven faster by cooking in muffin tins. I then made a custard with 1/2 the yolks, 1 1/2 c milk, 1/4 c sugar and 1 tbl vanilla over a double boiler and whammm! I had a great quick low fat dessert!
this a wonderful and easy recipe. I've always used a mix to make angel food, but i'll always use this one now. If you don't have cream of tartar, use baking soda in the same quantity. It works just as well.
My dad loved this cake and he is the pickiest eater in the world! I didn't think it tasted egg-y at all. Super easy!! It was moister than any store-bought cake I've ever had, even my dad who likes store cake never knew that angel food cake was supposed to be moist. I followed previous ratings and "whipped it till the cows came home". With the leftover egg yolks I made egg noodles!! They (egg yolks) will keep in a covered jar in the fridge for a few days until you get a chance to use them. This was wonderful, I plan on making it several times a year. Thanks!!
Even though I messed up the recipe a little bit, it tasted absolutely wonderful. I didn't have any cake flour on hand so I sifted regular all-purpose flour 3 times and then deducted 2 tablespoons. I also added half a teaspoon of almond extract, just to add another dimension to the angel food cake. The variations you can make are boundless. I would think adding lemon / orange zest would be great as well. Oh also, to prevent over-burning, perhaps you can try covering it with foil for 20 minutes or so. Yum!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Angel Food Cake III
Serving Size: 1/14 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 14
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: < 1
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