Angel food cake is such a versatile cake that can be enjoyed with ice cream or custard among others. This is a very easy to follow recipe. Be sure to let us know how your angel food cake came out!

easy angel food cake

Angel Food Cake

Easy, quick and versatile angel food cake
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Cake
Cuisine South African
Servings 13 servings
Calories 201 kcal


  • 1 ¼ cups egg whites
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • ¼ tsp almond essence
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ tsp cream of tartar


  • In a large bowl, put all the egg whites, let them stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Sift ½ cup sugar and flour together twice, set aside.
  • Place the oven rack in the lowest position.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
  • Add cream of tartar, vanilla essence, almond essence, and salt to egg whites beat on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add remaining sugar about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff peaks form.
  • Little by little fold in flour mixture about ½ a cup at a time.
  • Gently spoon into a bundt pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets.
  • Bake until lightly browned and entire top appears dry 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Immediately invert pan, cool completely for about 1 hour.
  • Run a knife around the side and center of the bundt pan, remove cake to a serving plate.


Calories: 201kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 5gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 254mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 23gVitamin A: 337IUCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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