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Angel Food Cake

  • 1 ¼ c. egg whites (10-12)
  • 2 tbsp water or 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 ¼ c. sugar
  • 1 c. cake flour

Sift sugar. Sift flour separately with ¼ c. of the sifted sugar. Add salt to flour/sugar mixture. Beat egg whites and add water or water/lemon juice and cream of tartar. Beat egg whites again until stiff but not dry. Fold vanilla and almond extract into egg mixture. Gradually whip in remaining sifted sugar, 1 tbsp at a time. Gradually sift in ¼ c. of the flour/sugar mixture and fold it in gently. Continue until you have added all the flour/sugar mixture.

Put into ungreased tube pan. Bake 45 min. at 350°. Invert cake and let cool 1 ½ hr.

Note: Good way to use up egg whites (eg. leftover from Tiramisu).


1 Response to Angel Food Cake
Tom says:

This is really good if you add more vanilla, say 1 tsp instead of 1/2 tsp, or half a vanilla bean.

2010-05-02 12:45:49 -0700