Dad's Favorite Angel Food Cake

This is the best Angel Food recipe ever.  It is a family favorite.  We can go through one (large) cake in a sitting.  

You will need to buy cake flour, if you do not already have it at home.  Same with almond extract.  Those are the 2 items I did not seem to have stocked in my cupboards.

1 cup cake flour sifted
1 ½ cup granulated sugar, sifted and split into 2 x ¾ cups
12 egg whites
1 tsp cream of tartar
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp lemon juice
½ almond extract

1 small bowl
1 extra large bowl
electric mixer or whisk
angel food or other cake pan
  1. In a small bowl sift 1 cup of cake flour with ¾ cup of granulated sugar and set aside.
  2. Beat 12 egg whites with cream of tartar on medium speed until they become fluffy. Add the other ¾ of sifted sugar gradually and mix until it becomes pillowy.
  3. Continue to beat on medium speed and add vanilla, lemon juice, and almond extract. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  4. add sifted flour and sugar mixture to egg mixture 1 tablespoon at a time and fold in with a spatula (very gently), until all of the flour is mixed with the egg mixture and it is combined into a fluffy, pillowy batter.
  5. Pour batter into non-greased cake pan. Tap on counter a few times to release unnecessary air bubbles. Bake at 300 degrees for 40 to 60 minutes, depending on your over. The top should be a light golden color and spring back when you touch it with your finger.
Ready to pour into the pan.

The Finished Product!

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