Syd's Angel Food Cake


Homemade angel food cake is worth the work. It is moist, unlike the sweet Styrofoam-like cakes available in the grocery bakery. A tube pan with a removable bottom is highly recommended.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins
1 10-inch cake


  • 1 ½ cups egg whites

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 ¼ cups cake flour

  • 1 ¾ cups white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Mix in cream of tartar, vanilla extract, and almond extract.

    Overhead of a standing mixer beating egg whites with small bowls of cream of tartar, vanilla extract, and almond extract off to the side.

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  2. Sift together flour, sugar, and salt. Repeat five times.

    Overhead of flour and sugar being sifted in a bowl.

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  3. Gently fold flour mixture into beaten egg whites.

    Overhead of flour mixture being folded into beaten egg whites in a bowl.

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  4. Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.

    Overhead of raw cake batter in a tube pan.

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  5. Place the pan in a cold oven. Turn the oven on and set it to 325 degrees F (165degrees C). Bake until cake is golden brown, about 1 hour.

  6. Invert the tube pan and let cake cool to room temperature before removing from the pan.

    Overhead of a tube pan inverted and resting on a cooling rack.

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  7. Garnish with strawberries.

    close up view of a slice of Syd's Angel Food Cake garnished with strawberry slices and syrup on a pink plate


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

137 Calories
0g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 137
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 3g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 81mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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