Homemade Angel Food Cake



We never thought about making our own angel food cake until Michael's roommate, Rich asked for help making one for his girlfriend a couple of months ago. Rich isn't too much of a cook, so it was fun teaching him how to separate out the egg whites and how to know when stiff peaks are formed :) His turned out great, but we didn't get to snap a photo of it before it got eaten up. Finally we've gotten around to making a second one for some pics. The recipe came from allrecipes.com. It's very light and better than any store bought one in my opinion. The best part about angel food cake is that each serving only has 100 calories and no fat! Of course we had to make some whipped cream to go along with it, which sorta nixed the fat-free idea - but it was totally worth it :) We also topped it with some blueberries and diced strawberries. Dress it up however you'd like & enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Separate eggs; discard yolks. Measure egg whites, adding or removing whites as needed to equal 1-1/2 cups. Place in a mixing bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, sift confectioners' sugar and flour together three times; set aside.
  4. Add cream of tartar, extracts and salt to egg whites; beat on high speed. Gradually add sugar, beating until sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  5. Fold in flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Immediately invert pan; cool completely before removing cake from pan.

26 comments:

Erica said...

Looks awesome! I've actually never made it before either. I love it served just as you have it- with tons of fruit and whipped cream mmmm. Hope you two are having a great week

Mary said...

That picture was worth waiting for. Your photo is a stunner. Very nice...

Jackie @PhamFatale.com said...

I've never dared trying allrecipe. I'm always worried about the accuracy of the measurements but apparently, it works well since your angel food cake looks so moist and perfect. I bet the cream of tartar really helps. But wow 12 eggs!

doggybloggy said...

the cake looks awesome - I have always wanted to try my hand at this cake _ I love the spongey texture

Leela said...

Looks absolutely delicious. You know, people have been telling me how easy it is to make angel food cake and how much better the homemade version tastes than the store-bought kind, but so far I have not made it. And I have had the pan for, like, 5 years now. I don't know what's that about.

Melissa said...

I love making angle food cake, the only problem is that it's so spongy and light I could eat the whole cake and not even know it until I saw the empty plate. I think I might have made this one before, yours looks terrific! And with all that whip cream and strawberries...yum!!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I haven't tried baking.I really don't know how.It's my sister who bakes and I do the taste tests.lol.

Your angel looks amazingly delicious..

Steph said...

That looks amazing!! I'm still to scared to attempt angel food cake.

Sharon said...

Angel food cake is one of my favorite desserts! I love all the fresh berries and vibrant colors.

Heather said...

yum! we love angel food cake around my house!! looks lovely!

Donna-FFW said...

Angel food cake is a favorite of mine. This looks absolutely perfect. LOVE your presentation!

Emily said...

This angel food cake looks perfect. Especially with the berries. I bet angels would like to eat it.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

My mother made angel food cake almost every week when we were young. Here's never looks this gorgeous.
Sam

Culinary Wannabe said...

I love angel food since you can eat so much of it (well, at least you can think that since it's healthier for you than a brownie). I'm actually running the nyc 1/2 this summer and the full in Nov. I've done a bunch of halves, but this will be my first full. A little scared!

Grace said...

super impressive, chef! i've never made my own angel food cake--i'm much too lazy for that--but it's always a favorite. :)

HannahBanana aka Amanda said...

I love angel food cake...but....have never made it from scratch! I'm inspired! Great photo too by the way..I almost bit into the computer screen!

applecrumbles said...

Angel food cake is a favorite. Somehow, we don't feel quite as guilty eating it.
Your photo is so good, it makes me want to give this one a try.

lisaiscooking said...

Your cake looks delicious! I love angel food.

Kerstin said...

Angel food cake is so perfect during the summer with fresh berries! Looks SO good!

Amanda said...

Looks wonderful! I agree about being way better than store bought. I made one a few months ago and it was delicious. I served it with lemon curd, mmmmm!

bucatar maniac said...

Delicious!amazing!I love your pistures!

Hornsfan said...

I've always wanted to make my own Angel Food cake but never knew if it was easy, etc. yours looks terrific!

The Duo Dishes said...

We've only made one angel food cake in our lives, and we thought it was a success, though nervewracking as we hoped it'd pop out of the dish without a problem. It's one of the best desserts for the summer. And you've topped it with sweet berries...yum!

Jennifer said...

I havent made homemade angel food cake in years. Literally. I might be up to the challenge now! Great pics!!

Chef E said...

Okay, I am just moving in with you two :) I like this with strawberry icing on it, as it is a childhood treat I remember well!

Sara said...

I love angel food cake. It is not often that I bake something that I can actually eat in large quantities.

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