homemade angel food cake on platter

The Best Angel Food Cake

4.9 from 15 reviews

This Angel Food Cake is indeed divinely delicious. It is 200% better than any store-bought version, and easy to make at home. You will need a 2-piece angel food cake pan for best results. I bought my pan specifically for this cake, and I’ll be using it again and again.

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 12 1x


Units Scale
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 12 large egg whites only, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp table salt
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (must have)


  1. Important: Do NOT grease the 2-piece angel food cake pan.
  2. Preheat oven to 375F. Sift cake flour and 3/4 cup sugar into a bowl and set aside. 
  3. Using stand mixer or electric hand mixer on medium-high speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt until it forms soft peaks. Add the other 3/4 cup sugar slowly, and then beat on high until stiff peaks form.
  4. Beating on LOW, add in flour mixture and both extracts slowly, stopping as soon as batter is incorporated. Do not over-mix. Using rubber spatula, fold in the sides and bottoms of bowl, to fully incorporate.
  5. Spoon batter into un-greased angel food cake pan. Gently shake to even out batter.
  6. Bake 30-35 min, or until the top springs back with a gentle touch, and top is golden.
  7. Invert pan upside down, to cool completely. Run a thin knife around pan sides, and remove bottom from the sides. Gently cut bottom away from pan.


It’s important that not even a little egg yolk gets mixed in with the egg whites.

Soft peaks: when you turn gently pick whisk up from the mixture and turn it upside down, the peaks are soft and gently bend over at the tips

Stiff peaks: when you turn whisk upside down, the peaks hold up strong and pointy, without bending at tips. 

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  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 158
  • Sugar: 25.3 g
  • Sodium: 104 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 34.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: dessert, cake
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Low Fat

Keywords: Homemade Angel Food Cake, Easy Angel Food Cake