Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

Photo: AdelePiro

Prep: 30 min.; Bake: 34 min.; Cool: 1 hr., 30 min.; Chill: 1 hr. An angel food cake pan looks similar to a traditional tube pan, but it has a removable bottom and three or four metal "feet" attached to the top rim. The feet allow the pan to be inverted while cooling, which yields a light and fluffy cake texture. Be sure to let the cake cool completely (1 1/2 hours) before cutting horizontally into three equal rounds.

Yield: Makes 12 servings
Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living


Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 cups plus 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon light rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 3/4 cups egg whites (about 13 to 15 eggs)
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Lemon Curd Filling
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Garnishes: lemon slices, lavender sprigs

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375º. Sift together sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl. Combine lemon juice, vanilla extract, rum, and orange extract.
  2. 2. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until stiff peaks form; gently transfer egg white mixture to a large bowl.
  3. 3. Gradually fold in sugar mixture with a large spatula, 1/3 cup at a time, folding just until blended after each addition. Fold in lemon juice mixture.
  4. 4. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch angel food pan with feet.
  5. 5. Bake at 375º for 34 to 38 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert cake, and let cool in pan 1 hour. Remove cake from pan to a wire rack, and let cool completely (about 30 minutes). Cut cake horizontally into 3 equal rounds.
  6. 6. Spread Lemon Curd Filling between layers, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cover and chill 1 hour.
  7. 7. Spread Cream Cheese Frosting on top and sides of cake. Garnish, if desired.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake Recipe at a Glance
advertisement

More Recipes Like This

  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Indulge your cravings!

Daily Indulgence
Free Daily Indulgence Newsletter: You'll get our most indulgent sweets and savory treats.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy