How to: Angel Food Cake

A healthy and delicious dessert perfect for any time of year.

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Angel food cake is a simple dessert that most people enjoy because of its incredibly light and fluffy texture. With there being no butter or egg yolks, the cake contains no fat making it one of the healthiest cakes to eat. People often eat this cake and do not feel overly full after.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ¼ cup of egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups of sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons cream of tartar 
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions:

  1. Place egg whites into a big bowl and let it sit for thirty minutes.
  2. Put sugar and flour together twice and set aside
  3. Preheat oven to 350.
  4. Add cream of tartar, salt, and extracts to egg whites and stir until fully mixed
  5. Gradually add the remaining sugar two tablespoons at a time, stir until fully mixed
  6. Blend in flour mixture half cup at a time
  7. Carefully spoon into an ungreased tube pan
  8. Cut through the batter with a knife to get rid of all air pockets
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes until lightly browned
  10. Cool completely for about an hour

Adding strawberries, blueberries or raspberries can add some flavor to the cake giving the cake a final touch. Some may add whip cream or frosting to the cake to spice up the look of the cake more or to make it a little sweeter to eat. Angel food cake is the perfect cake to eat all year round.