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Angel Food Cake

Light, fluffy cake with a hit of vanilla flavor.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 12 egg whites (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar

Instructions

  • Measure out egg whites and place in a mixing bowl. Let stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Sift confectioners sugar and flour together three times. Set aside.
  • Add cream of tartar, extract and salt to the egg whites. Beat on high-speed in stand or hand-held mixer until frothy. Gradually add sugar, and continue whipping until all sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form. Stop beating process.
  • Fold in flour mixture about 1/2 cup at a time. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10 inch tube pan. Using a kitchen knife, cut through the batter to remove air pockets.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. As soon as you take out of oven, invert onto standing position using feet on pan or a bottle. Cool completely before removing cake from pan.