A cut slice of angel food cake on a marble background

Angel Food Cake

Homemade angel food cake recipe
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 223kcal
Author I Heart Eating


  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cake flour sifted
  • 12 egg whites from large eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a food processor spin sugar about 2 minutes until it is superfine.
  • Sift half of the sugar with the salt and the cake flour, setting the remaining sugar aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix together the egg whites, water, extracts, and cream of tartar. Mix together for about 1 minute on low.
  • Slowly sift the reserved sugar in, beating continuously at medium speed.
  • Once you have achieved medium peaks, sift enough of the flour mixture in to dust the top of the foam. Using a spatula fold in gently.
  • Continue until all of the flour mixture is incorporated.
  • Carefully spoon mixture into an ungreased tube pan.
  • Bake for 35 minutes before checking for doneness with a wooden skewer. (When inserted halfway between the inner and outer wall, the skewer should come out dry).
  • Cool upside down on cooling rack for at least an hour before removing from pan.



Nutrition values are estimates. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 170mg | Sugar: 34g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg