Angel Food Cake - Homemade

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 12 large egg whites, MUST be room temperature
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract

Instructions

Note: For those not use to making angel food cakes Don't get any yoke in the whites, if you do throw out and start over. I always separate the egg in a glass first. Then if no yoke pour into measuring container.

DO NOT GREASE PAN.
1 _ I always use a two piece angelfood cake pan.

2 _ Heat oven to 375°.

3 _ Sift the cake flour and 3/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar; set aside.

4 _ Combine the extracts in a small bowl; set aside.

5 _ Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until it forms peaks.

6 _ Add the other 3/4 cup of sugar slowly, then beat on high until stiff peaks form.

7 _ If you have a mixing guard for your mixer bowl now would be a good time to attach it.

8 _ Beating on LOW, add flour mixture and extracts slowly.

9 _ Make sure you fold in the sides and bottom of your mixing bowl.

10 _ (You can fold in flour mixture by hand but this way is faster.) Spoon into an angel food cake pan.

11 _ Move a knife through batter to remove air pockets.

12 _ Bake 30-35 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with finger.

13 _ Invert pan onto a tin funnel to cool completely.

14 _ To remove the cake from your pan run a knife around the rim of the cake pan just to get the 'crust' away from the pan.

15 _ Then firmly spank the sides of your pan.

16 _ You could use a knife but this sometime tears the sides of the cake.

17 _ Invert onto your serve plate then take the knife to the now top which was the bottom of your pan and gently cut cake away from the pan insert.

18 _ No need to cut around the center tube as you just give the cake a gently but firm tap or downward shake on to the plate.

19 _ Or you can pick up plate while holding onto the pan insert with your thumbs and firmly strike the bottom of the plate onto a folded towel. (Just give it a slam down on the towel/table).

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