Basic Angel Food Cake

Oxmoor House
one 10-inch cake


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12 egg whites
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup sifted cake flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract


Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Add cream of tartar, salt, and water; beat until soft peaks form. Add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Sprinkle flour over egg white mixture, 1/2 cup at a time; fold in carefully. Fold in flavorings.

Pour batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, spreading evenly with a spatula. Bake at 325° for 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven, and invert pan. Cool 40 minutes; remove cake from pan.

Created date

February 2010