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Easy Angel Food Cake recipe
Angel Food Cake Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Light as air, golden and sweet, my Angel Food Cake recipe is something every baker should know how to make!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 -10
Calories: 131 kcal
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 1 1/2 cups (6oz/172g) powdered sugar,
  • 1 cup (5oz/142g) all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch (cornflour)
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz/340g) egg whites (about 12 egg whites)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar*
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (160°C). Set aside an angel food cake pan. There is no need to grease or line it. 

  2. In a medium bowl, sift together powdered sugar, flour, and cornstarch. Set aside.

  3. In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until you've reached frothy soft peaks.
  4. Increase the speed to medium-high and gradually sprinkle in sugar, then extracts, beating until stiff peaks form (just as if you were making meringue).

  5. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over the whipped egg whites and fold gently with a spatula until just combined. Sprinkle over the remaining half of the flour mixture and gently fold until no streaks remain.
  6. Transfer the batter into a prepared cake pan and bake until top of cake springs back when touched, 40–50 minutes. Transfer the angel food cake to a rack and let cool.

  7. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days. To serve top with whipped cream and fresh seasonal berries.

Recipe Notes

Substitute cream of tartar: For every 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar in the recipe you can use 1 teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar instead.

Nutrition Facts
Angel Food Cake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 131
% Daily Value*
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 43mg1%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Sugar 32g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.