Homemade Angel Food Cake Recipe

Are you tired of store-bought angel food cakes that are bland and lacking in flavor? If so, you’re in luck! This homemade angel food cake recipe is not only easy to make, but it also produces a delicious and fluffy cake that will leave you wanting more.

What You Need To Make Homemade Angel Food Cake Recipe

Homemade Angel Food Cake
  • egg whites
  • cream of tartar
  • pinch salt
  • white sugar
  • cake flour
  • confectioners’ sugar
  • vanilla extract
Homemade Angel Food Cake

How To Make Homemade Angel Food Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 14
Calories 159 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 18 egg whites


  • Preheat your oven to 175°C (350°F). In a separate bowl, sift the cake flour and confectioners sugar together 5 times, then set it aside.
  • Using a large and spotless mixing bowl, begin whipping the egg whites with a pinch of salt until it becomes frothy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until you see soft peaks appearing. While still beating, gradually add sugar until you reach the point where the peaks are very stiff. Finally, stir in vanilla extract.
  • With quick movements, gently fold in the flour mixture. Then pour the mixture into a 10-inch tube pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes at 175°C (350°F).
Keyword Angel Food Cake

Pro Tips for Making Homemade Angel Food Cake

Experiment with flavorings: Add extracts, such as vanilla, almond, or lemon, to give your cake a unique flavor. You can also add zest, such as lemon or orange, to the batter to infuse the cake with even more flavor.

Try different extracts: Mix and match different extracts to create a one-of-a-kind flavor profile for your angel food cake.

Use different types of sugar: Try using different types of sugar, such as brown sugar or powdered sugar, to give your angel food cake a unique taste and texture.

Add fruit: Fold in fresh or dried fruit, such as berries, peaches, or cherries, to give your angel food cake a fruity twist.

Make a glaze: Top your angel food cake with a glaze made from fruit juice or sugar to add extra sweetness and flavor.

Decorate with frosting: Make a light, fluffy frosting to decorate your angel food cake. Use different flavors and colors to make a visually appealing and delicious cake.

Try different shapes: Angel food cake pans come in different shapes and sizes, such as tube pans and bundt pans, so try using a different shape pan to give your cake a unique look.

By experimenting with these pro tips, you can create a unique and delicious angel food cake that is sure to impress.


With its light and fluffy texture and delicious flavor, this homemade angel food cake is sure to become a staple in your dessert repertoire. Whether you’re serving it at a special occasion or just enjoying a slice with a cup of coffee, you’re sure to love this recipe. So why not try it out today and taste the difference that a homemade angel food cake can make!

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I'm Jennifer Tirrell, a self-taught baker, and founder of CakeRe. As an experienced baker and recipe publisher, I have spent over a decade working in the kitchen and have tried and tested countless baking tools and products. From classic cakes to creative twists, I've got you covered. So grab your apron and let's get baking!

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