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Honey Angel Food Cake

Rated as 3.33 out of 5 Stars

"The moistest, yummiest cake from mom, Hattie! She always made it, then taught me."
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2 h 45 m servings 167
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 10-inch tube cake)


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  1. Place a 10-inch tube pan in the oven. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg whites with salt in a glass or metal bowl until foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue to beat until egg whites stand in peaks. Gradually add honey while beating continually to integrate until stiff peaks form. Lift your beater or whisk straight up: the egg whites will form sharp peaks.
  3. Sift flour and white sugar together. Add 1/3 of the flour mixture into the egg whites and fold gently with a spoon to integrate; repeat in two more additions of the flour mixture to completely incorporate. Stir vanilla into the batter.
  4. Remove hot tube pan from the preheated oven. Pour the batter into the hot pan. Thump pan several times on a flat surface to break air bubbles in batter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the top springs back when lightly pressed, 22 to 25 minutes. Cool cake in pan on a wire pastry rack for at least 2 hours. Run a long, thin metal spatula or knife around edge of pan to loosen cake from pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 167 calories; 0.1 38.1 4.3 0 148 Full nutrition

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I'm always surprised when an old family recipe made many, many times doesn't turn out quite the way I'd expect. I followed this recipe to the letter, didn't get much of a rise, at 20 minutes th...

I didn't get stiff peaks to form, although I spent 30-40 minutes trying. The cake sank while cooling and ended up only partially cooked in the middle. I didn't end up eating any so can't comment...