Angel Food Cake

by angelaskitchen on June 10, 2007

This is my favorite type of cake.  My sweet son made it for me for my birthday!  He used lime zest and served it with strawberries…yummy…  He’s turning out to be quite the good cook!

 

Angel Food Cake

 

3/4 cup egg whites (about 5 large), at room temperature

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup potato starch

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/3 cup baker’s sugar

3/4 teaspoon cream or tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon fresh lemon, lime or orange zest

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

 

Sift together powdered sugar, potato starch, and cornstarch, set aside. Measure baker’s sugar and set aside.

 

Combine egg whites, cream of tartar, salt and zest in large mixing bowl. With mixer at high, beat until mixture forms soft peaks. Continue beating while slowly adding  the baker’s sugar. Beat until sugar is dissolved and mixture forms stiff peaks.

 

With rubber spatula, gently fold in the dry starch mixture about 1/4 at a time, folding just until the mixture is blended. Pour batter into ungreased 9-inch tube pan (or 8×4 loaf pan) and cut through with spatula to break any air bubbles.  Gently smooth top of batter with spatula.

 

Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched.  Cool on a cooling rack inverted, so cake won’t collapse.  Completely cool cake before removing from pan.  Run a knife around pan edge, if needed, to loosen cake.

 

Double the recipe for a 10-inch tube pan.

 

3 Comments $manage-tooltip$ 


Tuesday, June 12, 2007 – 09:06 AM
This is so wonderful!!  I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make the usual angel food cake with strawberries for Father’s Day now that my hubby is gluten free.  Thank you so much.  I’m glad you stopped by my blog.  : )One quick question — what is baker’s sugar?  Is it the same has regular sugar or powdered sugar?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007 – 05:41 PM
Baker’s sugar just has smaller crystals than regular sugar so it dissolves a bit faster/more completely.  You can use regular sugar if that is what you have around the house.I hope you guys like it!

Monday, June 25, 2007 – 02:38 PM
Anonymous
Thanks Angela!  It’s been five years since I’ve had a bite of my favorite cake.
It’s funny how the little things can brighten a day.
Thanks for sharing.
In His grace,
Mrs. B

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