I have to admit, I was terrified the first time I entertained the idea of baking angel food cake in my own kitchen. So many egg whites, whipping to stiff peaks, was it a soufflé disaster waiting to happen? Fortunately, dairy-free angel food cake is not only easy to bake, but it is pretty much fool proof – trust me. The recipe below is the one that I have been working from for years, and I have never had a bad turnout.
Again, you can keep this easy angel food cake recipe simple by just slicing up the cake and placing a bowl of fresh berries beside it for a colorful and light topping (blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries will make for a very festive looking 4th of July dessert), or see some of the additional suggestions below for adding a little more oomph. I’ve also included links to other amazing angel food cake recipes (after the recipe) including gluten-free and vegan options!
Real Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake – I love this version from Cooking Light (March 2006) not only because it’s spiked with vanilla bean, but also because it is a bit lower in sugar than the standard recipe.
Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake – You won’t believe how perfect this gluten-free version looks – it could fool anyone. Amy even makes it without refined sugars.
Vegan Angel Food Cake – In all honesty, I don’t believe that angel food cake has yet been replicated in an egg-free version. Without the fluffed egg whites, the end result will always be a bit (or a lot) heavier. But this cake recipe looks to be a nice option for vegans and those with egg allergies when a lighter summer cake is in order.
Chunky Blueberry Maple Sauce - This recipe from my kitchen is “unrefined” in more than one way. Many of the berries are left whole for a rustic feel, and it’s sweetened with just pure maple syrup. Feel free to use mixed berries for a multicolored dessert:
Custard Filling – Use up some egg yolks and layer your angel food cake with a creamy custard:
Vanilla Icing / Glaze – Enjoy this quick option atop your dairy-free and easy angel food cake:
Additional recipes from Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook that will go beautifully with this angel food cake include the Cool Whipped Coconut Cream, the Sweet & Silky Butterscotch Sauce, and the Quick Caramelita Sauce.