Almond Sprinkled Angel Food Cake

    2 hours

    Angle cake is a very light cake that is surprisingly white in its appearance. This version has chopped almonds sprinkled over the top before being baked.

    11 people made this

    Serves: 14 

    • 1 1/4 cups icing sugar
    • 1 cup (145g) self raising flour
    • 1 1/2 cups egg whites
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 1/4 teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 cup chopped almonds

    Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Extra time:1hour cooling  ›  Ready in:2hours 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Wash ring tin in hot soapy water to ensure it is totally grease free. Let dry completely.
    2. Sift the icing sugar and flour together and set aside.
    3. In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites on high speed until foamy. Continue to whip on high speed while adding salt, cream of tartar, vanilla and almond essence until the whites have formed soft peaks. Gradually add the white sugar while continuing to whip until whites have stiff peaks. Quickly and gently fold in the flour mixture 1/4 cup at a time until flour is incorporated. Do not deflate egg whites.
    4. Pour mixture into a ring tin. Sprinkle top with chopped almonds. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until top of cake bounces back when lightly tapped. Balance the ring tin upside down on the top of a bottle, to prevent decompression while cooling. When cake is cool loosen sides with a long knife and invert onto a plate.

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    I found this a tad too sweet for my palate, but the wife loved it! It gets an extra star just for that!  -  20 Aug 2003  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Just a note on the chopped almonds. One cup is way to many. I just eyed it and sprikled them on. It turned out to be a little under a half a cup. Other than that this is a GREAT recipe and all who have eaten it when I made it loved it.  -  16 Sep 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This is the first angel's food cake i have ever made and it turned out wonderful. I don't think I beat the egg whites long enough because it was not as fluffy as I have previously had. Also I did not have almonds so I used pecans instead.  -  28 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)