angel food cake recipe

One of my favorite cakes is the light and fluffy angel food cake recipe. Basically, it's a foam made of egg whites with sugar and flour suspended in it. A tube pan is essential for making this dessert while an electric mixer could be considered optional if you have strong arms and plenty of time. In the past, making an angel food cake recipe was considered difficult because of the time it takes to whisk the egg whites into a workable foam.

Ingredients angel food cake recipe
• 1 3/4 cups sugar
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 cup cake flour, sifted
• 12 egg whites (the closer to room temperature the better)
• 1/3 cup warm water
• 1 teaspoon orange extract, or extract of your choice
• 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
Directions angel food cake recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F for nice angel food cake recipe
In a food processor spin sugar about 2 minutes until it is superfine. Sift half of the sugar with the salt the cake flour, setting the remaining sugar aside. For the perfect angel food cake recipe
In a large bowl, use a balloon whisk to thoroughly combine egg whites, water, orange extract, and cream of tartar. After 2 minutes, switch to a hand mixer. Slowly sift the reserved sugar, 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.

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Using a spatula fold in gently. Continue until all of the flour mixture is incorporated.
Cook's angel food cake recipe Note: Since they're easier to separate use the freshest eggs you can get.


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