Easy Angel Food Cake with Dairy-Free Toppings
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This is the basic recipe that I use to make perfect angel food cake every time. See the post above for the topping recipes and ideas that go with this naturally dairy-free dessert.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 fluffy 10-inch cake
  • 1½ cups egg whites (from about 12 medium eggs - less eggs if using large or extra-large)*
  • 1¼ cups powdered sugar (organic if possible)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (feel free to omit for nut-free)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • Dairy-free Toppings (see post above for recipes & ideas)
  1. Place the egg whites in a mixing bowl, and let them stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350ºF.
  3. Sift the powdered sugar and flour together three times into a large bowl. The sifting is very important for getting that light texture. If you don’t have a flour sifter, a fine mesh strainer works just as well (flour sifters always seem to break on me, so I stick to the strainer!).
  4. Add the cream of tartar, extracts, and salt to the egg whites, and beat the mixture on high speed. Gradually add the granulated sugar, beating until the sugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  5. Gradually fold in the flour and powdered sugar mixture (about ¼ cup at a time).
  6. Spoon the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, and gently cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
  7. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until the cake springs back when lightly touched.
  8. Immediately invert pan, but cool completely before removing cake from pan.
  9. Slice and serve topped with your dairy-free toppings of choice.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-easy-angel-food-cake