Old-Fashioned Angel Food Cake

Old-Fashioned Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is so delicious – fluffy, tender, light as air! And it’s one of the easiest cakes, basically made with just 3 ingredients: egg whites, sugar and flour. Angel food cake is great for leftover egg whites. This angel food cake recipe is from the Edwardian era.

Edwardian Angel Food Cake Recipe


  • 10 egg whites
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar or 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp almond flavoring* or homemade vanilla extract

* I used 1 tsp Amaretto instead.

Old-Fashioned Angel Food Cake Recipe

Preheat the oven to 356°F/ 180°C. In a bowl combine egg whites, salt, lemon juice and flavoring. Beat egg whites until stiff. Using a fine mesh sieve, sift flour and sugar into the egg whites and fold it in gently with a large spoon. Pour the batter into a baking paper-lined pan and bake for about 20 – 30 minutes.

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I took the photos on a rainy day: If you look closely, you can see the raindrops on the plate! 😉

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14 thoughts on “Old-Fashioned Angel Food Cake

  1. I love a great Angel Food Cake, this is a great recipe! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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