Vanilla Angel Food Cake
There’s just something about Angel Food Cake, so light, delicate and the melt in your mouth taste. It’s always the perfect complement to fresh Berries and custards.
The trouble with making a good Angel Food Cake is 1 dozen egg whites. Eggs are pretty cheap as far as ingredients go but I just can’t waste 12 yolks. And finding a recipe or 2 that uses up the yolks at the same time I want Angel Food Cake isn’t as easy as you’d think.
But you know, those 12 egg white recipes make a large tube pan cake. And then I have to make sure that we eat all of that light and delicious cake. Waste not, want not, right?
Or I can just make a smaller recipe, one that works for a loaf pan, only uses half the eggs, and disappears in no time.
Vanilla Angel Food Cake
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 2/3 cup cake flour
- 1 cup egg whites at room temperature(6 eggs)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 3/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, Lightly spray bottom and sides of a loaf pan (just a dusting) with cooking spray and line bottom with parchment paper (optional.) Combine 1/4 cup of sugar with flour, sift four times to combine well. Set aside. Using the whisk attachment on your mixer, combine egg whites, salt and cream of tartar. Whip egg whites on high speed until firm peaks start to form. Slowly add in remaining sugar and extract and continue to beat on medium speed until firm. Sift 1/3 of flour mixture over egg whites and then fold in using a rubber spatula, 4-5 turns, repeat 2-3 more times until all flour is combined. The volume of your batter will be about half of what the whipped egg whites were.
- Spoon into prepared loaf pan and bake for 32-35 minutes, until top springs back when touched. Let cool completely before removing from pan.
- This recipe is easily doubled to make in a 10 inch tube pan. Increase cooking time to 35-40 minutes.
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com
And serving your Angel Food Cake as part of a parfait with fresh whipped cream and hand picked strawberries…Heaven!
I’m sharing at some of these great parties.
Looking for more wonderful accompaniments for fresh berries?
Brownie Strawberry Shortcakes from Bakingdom
Chocolate Strawberries and Cream Dessert from Flour me With Love
Zabaglione Italian Custard from Magnolia Days