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Light and Fluffy Angel Food Cake – Simply Heavenly

Need a light, homemade dessert?  Whip together this delicious, fluffy angel food cake – it is truly heavenly!  You only need six ingredients, which you probably already have on hand.

6 common ingredients

6 common ingredients

  • 1 cup Swans cake flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 large egg whites, brought to room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Fresh berries – raspberries, blueberries or blackberries (optional)

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Sift together flour and salt into a small bowl.  In a separate bowl, beat egg whites on medium-high until whites have a foamy consistency.  Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until you have soft peaks.  Then, while mixer is still running, add sugar and continue beating until you have stiff peaks.  Finally add vanilla and beat until just combined.  Transfer this mixture to a large bowl, carefully.

Using a large sifter or fine wire sieve, sprinkle 1/4 of the flour mixture gently over the egg whites.  Very gently fold the flour into the egg whites.  Repeat this 3 more times.  Make sure when you fold the flour into the egg whites you cut through the middle and gently scrap the sides.  Watch our YouTube video to see how it’s done: and

Very gently, pour the batter into an angel food pan.  Using an icing knife, gently smooth the top of the batter.

Spread Gently

Spread Gently

Bake for about 40 minutes until the top is golden and center springs back when touched.

Golden Brown

Golden Brown

Once you remove cake from oven, invert pan onto its “legs.”  Let pan cool on its legs for one hour.

Angel  Food Cake on "legs"

Angel Food Cake on “legs”

Once cooled, gently run a sharp knife around the edges of the pan and lift cake out by the center tube.  Next run a knife along the bottom of the pan, remove from pan and place on a pretty platter.  Serve the cake with fresh berries.  This will serve 10 people.  Keep leftovers wrapped and will last about five days.  This also freezes well.

LIght and Fluffy Angel Food Cake - Heavenly!

LIght and Fluffy Angel Food Cake – Simply Heavenly!

A Decadent Angel Dessert


Finish off your simple, yet elegant dinner with this decadent dessert recipe.  IMPORTANT:  Be sure to make this dessert the day before your dinner!

  • 1/2 of a large angel food cake (find in your store’s bakery section)
  • 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/2 c. chopped walnut
  • Dark chocolate bar

Butter a 8×8 inch pan.  Break the angel food cake into bite size pieces.  Place 1/2 the pieces in the bottom of the pan.

Melt the chocolate chips over a medium-low heat on the top of a double boiler.  Remove from heat. Beat the egg yolks and add to the melted chocolate and stir.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites with the sugar until stiff peaks form.  Fold into chocolate mixture.

In yet another separate bowl, whip cream and vanilla until soft peaks form.  Fold into the chocolate mixture.

Pour half of the mixture over angel food cake pieces.  Top first layer with remaining angel food cake and then finish with the last of the chocolate mixture.  Sprinkle nuts and dark chocolate shavings on top.  Chill dessert overnight.

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