Angel Food Cake Recipe

by Jill Bender on March 7, 2012

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I got this recipe from Betty I’ve noticed that this recipe calls for egg whites and that the banana cream pie, or rice pudding calls for egg yolks so maybe you should make both so you don’t waste the eggs. icon smile

Bones made this angel food cake for us a few weeks ago and he doesn’t cook much outside of breakfast. Or Easy Mac. I was a little worried that this was gonna be a tough one and might not turn out because it is verrrry specific about “beating until stiff and glossy”. But we pulled out my great-grandma’s beater and off we went.


  • 1 1/2  c powdered sugar
  • 1 c flour
  • 1 1/2 c egg whites (12)
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt


Heat oven to 375°

Mix powdered sugar, flour and set aside. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl with electric mixture on medium until foamy.

Beat in granulated sugar, 2 tbsp at a time, on high speed, adding vanilla, almond extract and salt and the last of the sugar. Continue beating until stiff and glossy meringue forms. Do not underbeat.

Sprinkle sugar/flour mixtures, 1/4 c at a time over meringue, folding in just until sugar/flour mixture disappears.

Push batter into ungreased bundt cake pan. Cut gently through with metal spatula, or knife in the event you don’t have a metal spatula.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until cracks feel dry and the top springs when touched lightly. Immediately turn pan upside down onto heat proof funnel, or wine bottle. Let hang for two hours or until cake is completely cooled.

upside down angel food cakeLoosen the sides with a metal spatula, or knife and remove from pan.

I absolutely LOVE angel food cake with fresh sliced strawberries and a big dollop of whipped cream!

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1 Sharon March 7, 2012 at

That looks so delicious. Yummy! I have recently taken up baking myself and I hate throwing away the egg yolks when a recipe only calls for whites. It is just so wasteful. I am so going to add this to my must try list. I think I’ll add it to my Easter dinner dessert list.


2 jody March 7, 2012 at

And with the cream of tartar you can make play-dough ;)


3 Jeannette March 7, 2012 at

I’m on my way…so,not only do you need to get the Mexican food ready, but now also the Angel food cake. :)

Seriously, what can I do with all the extra yolks?

Thank you!


4 Jackie March 7, 2012 at

Don’t use whole eggs! You can buy a carton of eggs whites in the stores! It’s so much easier!


5 Jackie March 7, 2012 at

I’ve been planning on making an angel food cake but a lemon flavored one with a whipped frosting!


6 Melinda@LookWhatMomFoundandDadtoo! March 7, 2012 at

I made one once, it was a total disaster LOL


7 jennie March 8, 2012 at

OMG that looks dangerously good!


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