What is Angel Food Cake?
Angel food cake or angel cake is a special type of sponge cake made with just egg whites, flour, and sugar. It uses no butter and gets its texture from the whipped egg whites instead. And while its exact origin is up for debate, it is safe to say that this light, spongy cake is an American invention.
How to Make the Perfect Angel Food Cake?
To make the perfect gluten free angel food cake, beat room temperature egg whites on high speed until foamy and add salt, cream of tartar, vanilla, and almond extract. Add processed granulated sugar one tablespoon at a time while continuing whipping until stiff peaks form. Fold in cornstarch, flour, and powdered sugar processed in a food processor for about 30 seconds and transfer to an ungreased round pan. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and invert to cool.
Is Angel Food Cake Gluten-Free?
Most traditional angel food cake recipes contain gluten, but fortunately for you, this classic angel food cake recipe has been modified to be entirely gluten-free. To make this gluten free angel food cake, all you need is egg whites, gluten-free all-purpose flour, cornstarch, powdered sugar, granulated sugar, salt, cream of tartar, vanilla, and almond extract.
How to Serve Angel Food Cake?
Serve your angel food cake topped with fresh berries, whipped cream, lemon curd, caramelized bananas, ice cream, shredded coconut, and custard made from the leftover egg yolks. Coat the cake with chocolate ganache for a chocolate angel food cake, or use buttercream as the classic angel food cake frosting. You can also serve the cake as a cheesecake, trifle, French toast, or angel cake strawberry shortcake.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Angel Food Cake:
How to Store Angel Food Cake?
Angel cake can be stored in a ziplock bag or wrapped in plastic wrap for a couple of days at room temperature or for up to a week in the refrigerator. The cake can also be frozen in a freezer-safe bag or tightly wrapped foil for up to 4 months. To reheat, transfer to a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in a cold oven at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 to 15 minutes.