My Grandmother made wonderful Angel Food Cakes and sold them. Here is her recipe.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whip the egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar, and continue beating until stiff. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until lemon coloured.

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  • Boil the sugar and water until it reaches the thread stage, 230 - 234 degrees F (110 - 112 degrees C). Beat syrup into egg whites. Fold in egg yolks. Fold in flour. Pour batter into an ungreased tube pan.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 1 hour. Cool.

Nutrition Facts

171.1 calories; 4.2 g protein; 33.3 g carbohydrates; 93 mg cholesterol; 35.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2004
This was wonderful! I had never known of a cake that was made like this so I just had to try it. My daughter's frineds ate the entire cake in 15 minutes and I made a second that same day for my family. It is nice that it doesn't use as many eggs as most angel cake recipes and has an incredible texture and crust. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2005
After reading the reviews I made this cake with great expectations. The recipe itself was easy enough and the batter made up beautifully. The problem came with the baking. One reviewer noted that the baking time was excessive as her cake was done in 45'. I believe the problem with this recipe is not with the baking time but with the temperature. 350 degrees is too hot an oven for this delicate cake. I plan to remake this recipe and bake it at 300 degrees. This recipe can be used in a variety of desserts and I believe that modifying the baking conditions will resolve any problems. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 3 stars
07/26/2005
After reading the reviews I made this cake with great expectations. The recipe itself was easy enough and the batter made up beautifully. The problem came with the baking. One reviewer noted that the baking time was excessive as her cake was done in 45'. I believe the problem with this recipe is not with the baking time but with the temperature. 350 degrees is too hot an oven for this delicate cake. I plan to remake this recipe and bake it at 300 degrees. This recipe can be used in a variety of desserts and I believe that modifying the baking conditions will resolve any problems. Read More
(94)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
This was wonderful! I had never known of a cake that was made like this so I just had to try it. My daughter's frineds ate the entire cake in 15 minutes and I made a second that same day for my family. It is nice that it doesn't use as many eggs as most angel cake recipes and has an incredible texture and crust. Read More
(56)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
Delicious. Has a great sweet taste. It's great by itself or with fruit (strawberries blueberries) - doesn't need icing. I was intimidated at first by heating the sugar and water - but it wasn't a big deal and was a really easy cake to make. I would definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/01/2004
This cake is more like a sponge cake. I think I would make it again but I would need to add some flavor to it. I think I probably would add some vanilla and either some orange or lemon zest or juice to it and reduce the amount of water to make up for the juice I add to it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2005
This is the best angel food cake! Plus there are no leftover egg yolks and you don't need to use as many eggs as in other recipes. The texture is wondrfully moist and fluffy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/14/2008
My friend and I made this cake...and followed each instruction very carefully. It went in looking like an angel food cake should but didn't come out looking like one. Sure it looked like a cake but it didn't look like it had the light and fluffy texture an angel food cake should. When my friend and I tried it it tasted like a normal yellow cake and had that same heavy texture. It also tasted a bit like egg. I would suggest from making other angel food cakes to try it without the egg yolks. Whoever gave this recipe five stars has never had a real angel food cake. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2004
Very good flavor. However I found that I had to reduce the cooking time. After 45 minutes I took it out of the over. I also found it difficult to remove from the pan neatly. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/28/2006
not bad for a SPONGE cake but it is NOT angel food cake! should have read reviews first as baking time is a lot shorter than 1 hour. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/19/2007
This cake was tasty but I didn't think it had the consistancy of angel food cake. I decided to try it because I hate wasting egg yolks! My husband loved the flavor but commented it was not spongy and light like other angel food cakes. It's an easy recipe but I prefer other angel food recipes over this one. Read More
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