Angel Cake

The pure white colour of angle cakes never ceases to impress me. I like this recipe as it is fairly simple and always works.

Syd

Ingredients

Serves: 16 

  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond essence
  • 1 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

  1. Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks then add cream of tartar, vanilla essence and almond essence.
  2. Sift together flour, sugar and salt. Repeat five times.
  3. Gently combine the egg whites with the dry ingredients then pour into an ungreased 25cm tube pan.
  4. Place cake pan in a cold oven. Turn the oven on and set it to 165 degrees C.
  5. Cook for about one hour or until cake is golden brown.
  6. Invert cake and allow it to cool in the pan. When thoroughly cooled remove from pan.

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