Heavenly Angel Food Cake

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy this classic cake is to make!

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

2:55

Hrs:Mins

Makes

16

servings

1 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
cup cake flour
1 1/2
cups egg whites (12)
1 1/2
teaspoons cream of tartar
1
cup granulated sugar
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
1/4
teaspoon salt
  1. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Mix powdered sugar and flour; set aside. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until foamy. Beat in granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, on high speed, adding vanilla, almond extract and salt with the last addition of sugar. Continue beating until stiff and glossy meringue forms. Do not underbeat.
  3. Sprinkle sugar-flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, over meringue, folding in just until sugar-flour mixture disappears. Push batter into ungreased angel food cake pan (tube pan), 10x4 inches. Cut gently through batter with metal spatula.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cracks feel dry and top springs back when touched lightly. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heatproof funnel or bottle. Let hang about 2 hours or until cake is completely cool. Loosen side of cake with knife or long, metal spatula; remove from pan.
Makes 16 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Success
Whip it up! Egg whites whip best when they’re at room temperature; be sure to pull them from the refrigerator an hour or so before you make the cake.
How-To
Use an egg separator to separate eggs quickly. Place egg separator over a small bowl, and crack an egg into it. The white slips through the slots into the bowl, leaving the yolk behind.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 130
    • (Calories from Fat 0),
  • Total Fat 0g
    • (Saturated Fat 0g,),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 60 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
  • Protein 2 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.