Angel Food Cake

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recipe by Good Housekeeping

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    1hr 5mins
  • Serves icon
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based on 7 ratings

Angel food cake is delightful served with fresh fruit, bright scoops of sorbet, or a divinely decadent chocolate sauce.

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recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Cake flour icon
    Cake flour
    1 cup (110g)
  • Powdered sugar icon
    Powdered sugar
    about ½ cup (61g)
  • Egg white icon
    Egg white
    1.67 cups (401g)
  • Cream of tartar icon
    Cream of tartar
    1.5 tsp (5g)
  • Salt icon
    about ½ teaspoon (3g)
  • Granulated sugar icon
    Granulated sugar
    1.25 cups (255g)
  • Vanilla extract icon
    Vanilla extract
    2 tsp (10ml)
  • Almond extract icon
    Almond extract
    about ½ teaspoon (2g)


  • kCook icon Stand mixer
  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Whisk
  • kCook icon Tube pan - 9 x 3"
  • kCook icon Small bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl

Step preview

  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
  12. Transfer batter to tube pan
  13. Bake until springy to touch - 35 min, 190°C
  14. Let cool
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