How to Make Great Angel Food Cake

by Kim Kramer

Angel food cake is light and airy. Any glaze is perfect on top so make it yours by changing up the flavors!


  • 1 ½ Cups Egg whites
  • 1 Cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 ½ Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Cream of tartar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • ½ Teaspoons Almond extract
  • ¼ Teaspoons Salt
  • ****FOR THE ICING****
  • ½ Cups Milk
  • 3 Cups Semisweet chocolate
  • 2 Teaspoons Canola oil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here are the cake ingredients. The flour and powdered sugar have been mixed together. Preheat oven to 375 F and place oven rack on the lowest level

    Step 2

    Use the whisk attachment

    Step 3

    Combine egg white an cream of tartar, beat on high

    Step 4

    After 30 seconds

    Step 5

    After one minute

    Step 6

    After two minutes, start adding the granulated sugar, one third at a time, mixing on high until fully combined

    Step 7

    Second addition

    Step 8

    Third addition

    Step 9

    After the third and final addition of sugar, add the vanilla and almond extracts, along with the salt. Then beat on high until stiff peaks have formed

    Step 10

    This is not stiff peaks. As you can see, the peaks fall over.

    Step 11

    This is stiff peaks. It took about 7-8 minutes to get here

    Step 12

    A quarter cup at a time, sift in flour and powdered sugar and fold to combine

    Step 13

    This is after all the flour/powdered sugar has been folded in

    Step 14

    Get an UNGREASED bundt pan

    Step 15

    Spoon batter into pan and run a knife though pushing batter to the sides and getting rid of any large air bubbles

    Step 16

    After 30-35 minutes in the oven, this is the cake! There should be little cracks on top and it should spring back from a light touch. It now has to cool for two hours (seriously two)

    Step 17

    To cool cake, place upside down with the middle of the pan resting on a heatproof glass. Don't worry, the cake will not fall out

    Step 18

    When the cake is done cooling, run a knife along the edges and flip onto a plate. The cake can be eaten like this but follow the next steps for an out-of-this-world angel food cake experience

    Step 19

    Put 3 cups of semisweet chocolate chips in a pot

    Step 20

    Add half a cup of milk and two tsp. of oil

    Step 21

    Melt all together and pour over the cake

    Step 22

    Done! Now cut and enjoy!