Angel Food Cake

SERVINGS: 12 servings
COOK TIME:35 minutes


  1. 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  2. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 cup cake flour sifted
  4. 12 egg whites from large eggs room temperature
  5. 1/3 cup warm water
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional
  8. 1 ½ teaspoons cream of tartar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor spin sugar about 2 minutes until it is superfine.
  3. Sift half of the sugar with the salt and the cake flour, setting the remaining sugar aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, mix together the egg whites, water, extracts, and cream of tartar. Mix together for about 1 minute on low.
  5. Slowly sift the reserved sugar in, beating continuously at medium speed.
  6. Once you have achieved medium peaks, sift enough of the flour mixture in to dust the top of the foam. Using a spatula fold in gently.
  7. Continue until all of the flour mixture is incorporated.
  8. Carefully spoon mixture into an ungreased tube pan.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes before checking for doneness with a wooden skewer. (When inserted halfway between the inner and outer wall, the skewer should come out dry).
  10. Cool upside down on cooling rack for at least an hour before removing from pan.