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Homemade Angel Food Cake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: angel food cake
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Laureen King
This recipe for Homemade Angel Food Cake is so light and fluffy, tastes amazing you may never buy a box mix again!
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  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour sifted 3-4 times
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar divided into ¾ cup and 1 cup
  • 1 ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 dozen eggs whites room temperature for at least 1 hour! to equal 1 ⅔ cups
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Separate egg whites and leave sit at room temperature for at least an hour.
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift together flour and ¾ cups sugar, sift 4 times, set aside.
  • In large mixing bowl combine egg whites, cream of tartar.
  • Beat on medium speed until egg whites hold a soft peaks, about 2 minutes. Do not over beat.
  • Add salt and vanilla, beat to combine.
  • Turn mixer to medium high and gradually add in 1 cup of sugar. Do this by quickly, but gradually. Beat until stiff glossy peaks form. Scrap sides down as needed. About 2 minutes.
  • Remove bowl from mixer and using rubber spatula gently fold in flour and sugar, mix until well combined, but don't over mix.
  • Gently spoon batter into large angel food cake pan. (do not grease pan!!)
  • Cut a knife or spatula through batter to remove air bubbles.
  • Bake 350 degrees for about 35-40 minutes, until top is golden brown. (top should have dry looking cracks and spring back when gently pushed.
  • Remove from oven and immediately invert until cool.
  • Run a knife around inside of pan and tube to release sides of cake. Remove, then run knife through to release bottom of cake from pan.
  • Decorate with favourite icing or serve plain with fresh berries and whipped cream.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 72mg | Sugar: 29g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg