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Angel Food Cake Recipes

Updated on January 21, 2015

Delectable and Delicious - A Variety of Angel Food Cake Recipes

From a basic angel food cake recipe to delightful desserts that build on an angel food cake base, you'll find everything here to get you started.

Angel food cake, because it's mainly made with egg whites and no fat, is a great solution when you want a dessert but don't want something rich that will weigh you down. On the other hand, it also makes a great base for all sorts of custards, sauces and icings, as well as fruit compotes.

Image courtesy of seelensturm on Flickr.

Basic Angel Food Cake Recipe - From scratch!


1 cup cake flour

1-1/2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

1-1/2 cups egg whites

1-1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup granulated sugar

1-1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 teaspoon almond extract


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. Measure and sift together three times the cake flour and confectioners' sugar.

3. Measure into large bowl egg whites, cream of tartar and salt; beat with wire whip or electric mixer until foamy.

4. Gradually add sugar 2 tablespoons at a time; continue beating until meringue holds stiff peaks.

5. Fold in vanilla and almond flavorings.

6. Gradually sift flour-sugar mixture over the meringue; fold in gently just until the flour-sugar mixture disappears.

7. Push batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan; gently cut through batter with a knife.

8. Bake in preheated oven until top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched. (Start watching it at 35 minutes.)

5. Invert pan until completely cool.

Image courtesy of El Ramon on Flickr.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red
KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red

I can't speak highly enough about KitchenAid mixers. You can whip up your egg whites with a ton of volume in minutes. A batch of cookies takes half the time and you can get the perfect consistency with bread dough. My only issue with the larger volume mixers is that the top doesn't tip up, but the extra power is worth it.


De-Grease Your Baking Utensils

Wash your bowl and beaters in hot, soapy water and dry completely before mixing your cake batter. Any kind of oil will prevent the egg whites from reaching maximum volume.

Raisin Spiced Angel Food Cake


1/2 cup seedless raisins

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1 package angel food cake mix

Raisin Butter Cream Icing (below)


Chop raisins very fine. Add spices to dry ingredients in angel food cake mix package. Dredge raisins with 2 tablespoons of dry cake mix; set aside.

Prepare cake according to package directions. Carefully fold in raisins and any of the remaining dredging mix.

Turn into an ungreased 10-inch angel cake pan; bake as directed. When thoroughly baked, turn pan upside down; let cake hang until thoroughly cold before removing from pan. Spread sids and top of cooled cake with Raisin-Butter-Cream Icing.

Raisin Butter-Cream Icing


1/4 cup California seedless raisins

1/4 cup soft butter or margarine

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel

1/4 cup cream

3-1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar.


Chop raisins very fine. Beat all remaining ingredients together until light and fluffy; mix in raisins well.

Image courtesy of Mar Mar on Flickr.

Wilton Angel Food Tube Cake Pan, Your Cakes will be Heavenly when Made in this Even-Heating Pan, Beautiful Performance, Durable Aluminum, 10-Inch
Wilton Angel Food Tube Cake Pan, Your Cakes will be Heavenly when Made in this Even-Heating Pan, Beautiful Performance, Durable Aluminum, 10-Inch

Making an angel food cake starts with having the right pan. This traditional cake pan has the extra high sides to accommodate the volume of the cake. But for another idea, scroll down.


Lime Angel Food Cake Dessert - Angel food cake with lime custard and coconut...yum!


2 eggs

2 egg yolks

1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided

6 tablespoons lime juice

2 teaspoons grated lime peel

12 cup cold butter or margarine, cubed

1 cup whipping cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (10-inch) prepared angel food cake

1 cup flaked coconut, toasted


In the top of a double boiler, beat eggs and yolks. Stir in 1/2 cup of the sugar, lime juice and peel. Cook over simmering water while gradually whisking in butter. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and reaches 160 degrees F. Strain; refrigerate until completely cool.

In a mixing bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form; gradually beat in remaining sugar. Gently fold into lime mixture.

Split cake horizontally into three layers. Place bottom layer on a serving plate. Spread with 2/3 cup lime mixture. Repeat. Place top layer on cake. Frost top and sides with remaining lime mixture. Sprinkle top and sides of cake with coconut. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

Yields 12 servings.

Image courtesy of libraryman on Flickr.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake with Chantilly Cream

In my family we always had strawberry shortcake Southern style with sweet baking powder biscuits but I won'tr pass up the kind made with angel food cake if it's offered to me.

This seems like kind of a no-brainer to me, but I've been cooking a long time so I won't assume everybody else knows what I do. Of course you could use any kind of pre-made whipped topping but this way you can tweak the flavorings AND say you made it yourself.


Angel food cake slices

2 pints fresh strawberries

1/2 cup granulated sugar (more or less)

One recipe Chantilly Cream (below)


1. Thoroughly wash the strawberries, then hull and slice them in halves. Stir in sugar and refrigerate for at least a half hour to give the sugar time to create a syrup.

2. Make Chantilly Cream by whipping together 2 cups heavy (whipping) cream, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract with a whisk or electric mixer until soft peaks form. You don't want to over beat this or you'll have sweet vanilla butter. Store in the refrigerator.

*Note* You could try other flavorings such as almond (which would probably take less than a teaspoon).

3. Assemble cake, strawberries and cream in any way you see fit.

4. Devour. Told you it was easy.

Image courtesy of bro0ke on Flickr.

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      vekoslavr lm 

      7 years ago


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      7 years ago

      yum, thanks for the lens.

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      franstan lm 

      7 years ago

      Blessings on this lens. I didn't realize there were different recipes for Angle Food Cake

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      8 years ago

      I love angel food cake!

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      8 years ago

      Wow, what a treat!

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      8 years ago

      a great recipe..

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      8 years ago

      My kids and I love angel food cake.

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      QuinnWolf LM 

      8 years ago

      Angel food cake is also great for diabetics. I lov eit with some low fat cool whip and raspberries. Absolutely heavenly dessert.

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      bames24 lm 

      8 years ago

      this is one really yummy lens :)

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      bames24 lm 

      8 years ago

      this is one really yummy lens :)

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      Wedding Mom 

      8 years ago

      I love love to try Raisin spiced Angel Cake and Angel Food Cake Tiramisu, they just look so delectable. I can't wait to see your new lenses, I hope you'll be posting more baking recipes!

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      8 years ago

      Great lens

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      Dee Gallemore 

      8 years ago

      Yum-my! Lensrolling to some of my cake lenses . . .

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      Ben Reed 

      8 years ago from Redcar


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      8 years ago

      Your Angel Food Cake lens has just been blessed by a Squidoo Angel on 12/27/2010. Have a great day! The Lime Angel Food cake sounds interesting,think I'll try it!

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      8 years ago

      Well done. Now I'm hungry for Angel Food Cake.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      Wow! These recipes all sound delicious! We love angel food cake just to begin with, but the added topping recipes sound fabulous!

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      8 years ago

      OMG! My mouth is full of waters. It looks so delish! Yummmmy!

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      Winter52 LM 

      8 years ago

      I had no idea that Angel Food cake could be so versatile! Which one to try first?? Actually, the lime recipe looks pretty amazing. Might start with that one!

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      8 years ago

      I LOVE angel food cake! It's awesome with whipping cream and fresh fruit, preferably strawberries.

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      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Angel cake is delicious. I never knew it was so easy to make. The steps don't seem all that much more than the box mix. I'll have to give this a try sometime.

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      8 years ago

      Love angel food as well !

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      8 years ago

      Mmm... love angel food cake. I like to frost it with flavoured whipping cream and top with strawberries! Thanks for sharing!

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      8 years ago

      This looks so good! Thanks for the info. Keep it up

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      9 years ago

      This looks sooo amazing : p

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      9 years ago

      Yum! Blessed by an angel!

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      9 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful lens. I've always wanted to try angel food cakes, and you have inspired me to get going. Love the products you're advertising, too...especially the cake cutter.

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      Susan Deppner 

      9 years ago from Arkansas USA

      The picture of the lime up above made my mouth pucker! My mom used to make angel food cake and fix a warm lemon sauce for it. Heavenly! The recipe looks and sounds so easy. I'll admit I've never made an angel food cake from scratch, but I really must try it soon. Lensrolling to my Coconut Cream Cake lens (which is a devilishly good, easy recipe).

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      9 years ago

      Great Lens! My friend who died had an Angel Food Cake every year for her birthday. Since her birthday is close, and this is such a great lens with fantastic recipes-

      "Blessed by a SquidAngel" and for Willow my friend.. Happy Birthday!!

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      10 years ago

      I really do love this cake. And the absolutely sweet aroma that permeates your entire house when baking it is just a little bit of heaven with angels sticking to it. Now, admittedly, I can do without the raisin spice version, but I am definitely game for the rest. Nicely done.

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      10 years ago

      I love angel food cake with fruits in the summer.

      Good lens.

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      10 years ago


      Your lens is delicious!


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