How to Make a Perfect Mock Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is a delicious and fluffy dessert that is enjoyed by many people. However, not everyone has access to the traditional ingredients required to make an angel food cake, such as egg whites and cream of tartar. That’s why we’re presenting you with a recipe for a mock angel food cake that’s just as delicious and can be made with ingredients you probably already have on hand.

What You Need To Make Mock Angel Food Cake Recipe

Mock Angel Food Cake
  • cake flour
  • white sugar
  • salt
  • boiling water
  • egg whites
  • baking powder
  • cream of tartar
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract
Mock Angel Food Cake

How To Make Mock Angel Food Cake

Jennifer Tirrell
Course Cake
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 575 kcal


  • 4 ½ cups cake flour
  • 4 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Sift the cake flour, sugar, and salt together three times, then combine with the boiling water. Let the mixture stand to cool.
  • Using a mixer, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar, baking powder, vanilla, and almond flavouring until stiff peaks form. Gently mix this into the cooled flour mixture and pour the batter into an ungreased 12x18 inch baking pan.
  • Put the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 35 minutes. Once finished, cool the cake inverted in the pan while laying a tea towel underneath to absorb the steam. Finally, frost the cake when it is completely cooled.
Keyword Angel Food Cake

Pro Tips for Making Mock Angel Food Cake

  • Make sure to use a clean and grease-free mixing bowl when beating the egg whites. Any oil or grease can prevent the egg whites from reaching stiff peaks.
  • Use a light hand when folding in the egg whites to ensure the batter stays light and airy.
  • Allow the cake to cool completely before removing it from the pan to prevent it from collapsing.


We hope you enjoy this recipe for a mock angel food cake that’s just as delicious as the traditional version. With a few simple ingredients and a bit of time and patience, you can enjoy this fluffy and light dessert any time you like. Whether you’re entertaining guests or just want a sweet treat for yourself, this mock angel food cake is sure to please.

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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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