Angel food cake is one of those retro recipes that has stood the test of time. Its iconic tubular shape makes it easy to spot but what we all remember most are its delicate flavor and superb fluffy texture. If you've never made angel food cake before or if you'd like to try new versions, check out these fun recipes we've highlighted below!
Angel Food Cake Calories
Angel food cake is a favorite among dieters because it is virtually fat free. A slice (50g) of angel food cake contains just 0.2 g of fat and 129 calories.
How To Make Angel Food Cake: A No-Fail Method
The first step in making angel food cake is to beat egg whites to soft peaks, at which point you will start adding the sugar and continue beating. The egg whites should be at room temperature to maximize their fluffiness.
You will also need cream of tartar, sugar, cake flour, salt, and vanilla extract. The dry ingredients should be sifted several times, even up to four or five times, to ensure maximum volume. These will be gently folded into the egg whites.
Interested in seeing it in action? Thomas Joseph from Kitchen Conundrums shares a wealth of tips to help you make the perfect angel food cake (including the right type of baking pan):
Angel Food Cake: Recipe Variations
Pineapple Cream Angel Food Cake
Making variations of angel food cake can be as easy as adding a bit of juice or pureed fruit into the mix. This particular recipe calls for making a rich thick pineapple-flavored filling that is simply divine.
Strawberry Angel Food Cake
To make the ultimate strawberry angel food cake it suffices to separate the layers and fill with cream and top with fresh strawberries. Another alternative is to cut the angel food cake into chunks and serve in a trifle dish accompanied by strawberries and whipped cream.
Gluten Free Angel Food Cake
Sarah Carey from Everyday Food shares her tips for making the perfect gluten-free angel food cake. Follow her step-by-step instructions and you can't go wrong.
Chocolate Angel Food Cake
Chocoholics will fall head over heels for this version of angel food cake made with cacao powder and powdered espresso coffee for a fabulous flavor.
Angel Food Cake Toppings
Angel food cake can be topped with a variety of fruits, nuts, candies, and icings. It is best to let your imagination guide you but here are some fun images we spotted on Instagram to inspire you:
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ANGEL FOOD CAKE È da tempo che volevo provarla e finalmente eccola qua. Bianca come una nuvola, soffice come il cotone, leggera e gustosa. Insomma il dolce perfetto ed è anche senza grassi ? Link ricetta in bio @cuochinprogress #cuochinprogress #dolcifattiincasa #dolci #ifpgallery #pastry #pastrychef #merendaitaliana #topfood #angelfoodcake #fooditaly
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