Best Angel Food Cake

What is Angel Food Cake?

This easy recipe is a silky, cloud-like cake that is so elegant and crowd-pleasing! Whether you serve it with fresh whipped cream and berries, or layer it into another dessert, you’ll be transported to dessert heaven.

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!


Combine half of the sugar, flour, and salt. Sift them together 5 times.


Whip the egg whites until frothy. Then add the cream of tartar and vanilla extract.

Whip Some More

Add the remaining sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, waiting 5-10 seconds between each addition. Whip until it reaches stiff peaks.


Gently fold the flour mixture into the egg whites 1/4 cup at a time. Sift the flour mixture as you add it.


Pour the batter into a tube pan and bake for 28-30 minutes.


Remove the cake from the oven and immediately turn it upside down to cool.


Once cooled, invert the cake onto a serving plate. Serve as is or with fresh fruit, whipped cream or other toppings.

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