Some people like to make an angel food cake as a birthday cake. I have made this one before, and it was great. I made a butter icing, and just tinted the color I wanted. I put in those little dragees you see in the store inside the batter.

Carol

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
1 - 10 inch tube cake
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Wash angel food tube pan in hot soapy water to ensure it is totally grease free. Let dry completely. Sift flour and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar together three times; set aside.

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  • In mixing bowl, beat egg whites and salt on high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and almond flavoring; beat until soft peaks form. Peaks should be soft enough so they bend over slightly at the tips. Gradually add 1 cup white sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Sift about 1/4 of the flour mixture over the egg whites, and using flat spatula, quickly but gently fold into egg whites. Repeat using 1/4 of the flour mixture each time. Pour batter into clean tube pan. Gently cut through batter with knife to remove air pockets.

  • Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes, until an inserted wooden pick comes out clean. Invert pan onto a wire rack to cool for 1 hour.

  • Beat 2 cups confectioners' sugar, butter, cream, and 1 teaspoon vanilla together until smooth. Add more cream or confectioners' sugar as needed. Frost the cooled cake.

Nutrition Facts

239 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 13.1mg 4% DV; sodium 110mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
I am a real cooking novice and this was the first time I made angel food cake (for my husband's birthday) and it was yummy. But it was kind of hard! I had some trouble getting the cake to come out of the pan and I had to scrape it out a little bit; I wonder if it's from not letting it cool long enough? Or cooking it too long? Also I think I may have Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
I think I may have used the wrong pan but it came out a bit heavy. Read More
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50 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
I am a real cooking novice and this was the first time I made angel food cake (for my husband's birthday) and it was yummy. But it was kind of hard! I had some trouble getting the cake to come out of the pan and I had to scrape it out a little bit; I wonder if it's from not letting it cool long enough? Or cooking it too long? Also I think I may have Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/21/2003
This was soooo easy to make! I put the cake in large muffin tins to cook quicker (reduce cooking time so watch 'em). I made a custard sauce with half the yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 1/2 cup milk and 1 tbl vanila over a double boiler and I had a wonderful quick dessert that took all of 30 minutes to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2003
I made this for my daughter's birthday over the weekend because she loves angel food cakes. I never had made one from scratch. This was so good that I will never make a box one again. Her boyfriend wants me to make another one for tomorrow which is her exact birthday because they loved it so much! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2003
Boy was this good I usually buy Angel Food cake at my local grocery store but no more. Very easy and came out perfect. Thanks Carol for sharing this GREAT recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This is a great recipe. The cake was very moist. My husband loved it! The icing was a little too sweet so I served it with fresh berries. I will definitely use this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
This was my first attempt to use my new Kitchen Aid Mixer & this cake turned out just wonderful! Beautiful texture & flavor. I made a chocolate glaze for the top. I will make this again & again. I didn't know homemade angel foods were SO easy! Thanks!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/10/2003
This cake is delicious and the texture is perfect! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2005
Well this was my first attempt at angel food cake and I have to say I'm pleased. Didn't have cake flour so just went a little light on the all-purpose. No vanilla so used a little more almond. No cream for the frosting so used a little milk. In spite of all that it still was tasty! It was a little dense but that could have been from the flour. Still moist springy and melt in your mouth good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2007
I'm not much on sweet frostings these days - but this cake is perfect - and I served it with mascerated strawberry/blueberry mixture. Very much like my gran's angel food cake recipe. The powdered sugar in the flour makes a difference! Be sure to FOLD in the flour to maintain the light fluffy texture. Almond extract is oh-too good - and just like Grandma's! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/18/2009
I think I may have used the wrong pan but it came out a bit heavy. Read More
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