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!
Ingredients• 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
Allow the egg whites to stand at room temperature in a bowl for 30 minutes.
Arrange the oven rack in the lowest position. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Using your sifter, combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and the flour together. Set aside for later.
Add the cream of tartar, vanilla, almond extract, and salt to the egg whites.
Beat the egg whites with a hand mixer or with a stand mixer until soft peaks form.
Gradually add in the remaining 1 cup of the sugar, a couple of tablespoons at a time. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Gently and gradually fold in the flour mixture, 1/2 cup at a time.
Spoon the batter into an ungreased tube pan.
Bake until it’s slightly golden and the top is dry, about 35-40 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert.
Allow your cake to cool completely.
Add toppings of your choice and serve!