Angel Food Cake

We received this recipe from a favorite picture book in our home, ‘Amelia and Elanor Go for a Ride’ by Pam Muñoz Ryan. It is now a family favorite dessert as well. The book says to eat Angel Food cake with Elanor Roosevelt’s Pink Clouds, but we generally just eat ours with a fruit sauce, such as Strawberry and Red Currant Sauce.

This is also a great recipe to make gluten free. Simply use your preference of one-for-one gluten free flour in place of the cake flour.

Angel Food Cake with Pink Clouds decked out for Fourth of July

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cake flour (sift before measuring)
  • 1 1/4 cup egg white (10-12 eggs), at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 tsp salt
  • almond flavoring, to taste

Directions:

  1. In large bowl sift flour 2x. Add 1/2 sugar and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a different bowl bat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar. Beat on high and slowly add remaining 1 cup sugar.
  3. Continue beating egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add almond flavoring.
  4. Very carefully fold egg whites into flour. Pour into tube pan, or two bread pans.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 min.
  6. Serve with fruit sauce or Eleanor Roosevelt’s Pink clouds (see below)

Pink Clouds

Crush 1 pint strawberries and 1/2 cup sugar. Let stand 30 min. Carefully fold berries into 1/2 pint heavy cream, whipped. Spoon on top of cake.

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