This is a recipe from my grandmother's recipe collection.

Liz
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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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  • To make Bottom/White part: Beat whites with salt until frothy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff, but not dry. Sift 1/2 cup flour and 3/4 cup sugar 4 times (separately). Add sugar gradually, then fold in flour. Add in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Put into ungreased angel cake pan. Prepare top.

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  • To Make Top/Yellow Part: Beat yolks until light. Add 3/4 cup sugar, which has been sifted 4 times, gradually. Beat for 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup flour and baking powder, which has been sifted together 4 times. Alternate flour mixture with hot water. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla. Pour this mix over top of first batter.

  • Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 40 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

154.7 calories; 3.8 g protein; 30.5 g carbohydrates; 87.8 mg cholesterol; 136.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
i made this recipe twice and it was delicious both times. ive broiled brownies and they were raw on bottom burnt on top. this is an excellent recipe that i highly recommend Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2004
This was AWFUL!!!! I have had angel food cake once before and this tasted NOTHING like it. It burned on the top was grossly wet in the middle and smelled terrible and eggy. I would never make this again!!! Read More
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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
i made this recipe twice and it was delicious both times. ive broiled brownies and they were raw on bottom burnt on top. this is an excellent recipe that i highly recommend Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2004
i made this recipe twice and it was delicious both times. ive broiled brownies and they were raw on bottom burnt on top. this is an excellent recipe that i highly recommend Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2004
This was AWFUL!!!! I have had angel food cake once before and this tasted NOTHING like it. It burned on the top was grossly wet in the middle and smelled terrible and eggy. I would never make this again!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2004
This is an excellent recipes that I've made a few times. What a relief to be able to use only 6 eggs and use all parts of them! This one is worth the time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2011
Interesting cake. The white layer was wonderful just the right texture light and sweet. The yellow layer well...we didn't care for it. It is spongy bland and tasted like baked egg. The cake is pretty but that yellow layer needs something to improve the taste. I don't think I'll be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/27/2008
The top part came out tasting like scrambled eggs. I thought I could save it by cutting that layer off but after an hour or so the bottom part tasted like scrambled eggs too. I made this recipe exactly as stated and it just wasn't any good. My only thoughts were adding more sugar but I'm not going to try again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/25/2007
This is a great recipe. Half-way through I realized I didn't have enough vanilla extract so for the bottom I used 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/4 tsp. imitation maple flavor and for the bottom I used 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract and 1/2 imitation maple flavor. After it was done baking I took some mini milk chocolate chips and microwaved them until they were melted and used that as a topping. It's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2013
I loved it period! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/12/2014
So cool! Easy to make and so moist and tasty. I didn't have any cream of tartar and it still worked beautifully. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/29/2016
I think it's great! I followed the recipe as written and it turned out fine. Be sure not to preheat the oven as that may cause the top to burn. Also put the oven rack lower than the middle of the oven. Read More