Secret Recipes

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites (11 to 13 whites)
  • 1 1/8 cups sifted cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tspo cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 scant tsp almond extract

Let egg whites stand until room temperature. Sift flour once before measuring. Sift flour and 3/4 cup sugar together 5 times.

Put egg whites and salt into large bowl of mixer. Beat until foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until whites are stiff and stand in point, about 2 1/2 to 3 minutes. Do not over-beat until dry.

Sprinkle in gradually 1 cup sugar, while beating on medium speed. Beat only until sugar is blended, about 1 1/2 minutes. Turn to low speed and add vanilla and almond extracts. Sprinkle in sifted flour mixture evenly and quickly. Beat only enough to blend, about 1 1/2 minutes, scraping bowl to blend in quickly.

Pour into 1-inch tube pan. Cut through batter with knife or spatula, going around in circular motion 3 times to release large air bubbles. Bake in preheated 375° F oven for 30 to 35 minutes until golden brown. Turn oven off after 30 minutes. Leave cake in oven for 5 more minutes before removing. This cake can be frozen.

Servings:
10 to 12