Homemade Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Gabriel Published: May 15, 2020 Modified: October 30, 2020

Enjoy this special cake with chocolate frosting.

How To Make Homemade Angel Food Cake

  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup egg whites (about 12)
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 7 oz. plain milk chocolate candy bar
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Chocolate shavings (optional)
  1. Sift flour and confectioners sugar together twice; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form.
  3. Add vanilla.
  4. Gradually beat in sugar, about 2 Tbsp. at a time, until stiff peaks form, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  6. Pour into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan.
  7. Bake at 325 for 50-60 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry.
  8. Immediately invert cake pan onto a wire rack; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  9. For frosting, melt the candy bar in a microwave or double boiler; cool for 5 minutes.
  10. In a mixing bowl, beat cream and sugar until stiff peaks form; stir in vanilla.
  11. Fold in melted chocolate.
  12. Run a knife around sides of cake and remove to a serving plate; frost top and sides.
  13. Garnish with chocolate shavings if desired.
  14. Store in the refrigerator.

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