Italian Angel Food Cake

Total Time:
1 hr 55 min
Prep:
20 min
Inactive:
1 hr
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons "Lievito Pane Degli Angeli" (Italian brand of leavening agent plus flavoring for baked goods)
  • Pinch salt
  • 12 egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Place the sugar in a food processor and process until it is finely ground. Divide the sugar in half. Combine one half with the flour, leavening agent and salt and place in a sifter.

  • Combine the egg whites, 1/3 cup room temperature water, cream of tartar and vanilla. Place in the bowl of the standing mixer. Start on slow for 2 minutes, and then increase the speed to medium. Slowly add the remaining sugar to the egg whites and continue to mix.

  • Once the egg whites are at medium peaks, remove the bowl from the mixer and sift over the flour mixture a little at a time as you fold it together. When completely combined, transfer to a 10-inch ungreased angel food cake pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and invert while still in the pan. Let cool for at least an hour upside down.

  • Insert a knife around the edges and remove from the pan. Serve.


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