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angel food cake

Lemon Angel Food Cake

Victoria
This classic angel food cake get an added boost from a generous addition of lemon zest.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 178 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups sifted sugar divided
  • 1 1/3 cups sifted cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites at room temperature (10 to 12 eggs)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1/2 cup of sugar with the flour and sift together. Set aside.
  • Place the egg whites, salt, and cream of tartar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a whisk attachment and beat on high speed until the eggs make medium-firm peaks, about 1 minute.
  • With the mixer on medium speed, add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of sugar by sprinkling it over the beaten egg whites. Whisk for a few minutes until thick and shiny.
  • Whisk in the vanilla and lemon zest and continue to whisk until very thick, about 1 more minute. Sift about 1/4 of the flour mixture over the egg whites and fold it into the batter with a rubber spatula. Continue adding the flour by fourths by sifting and folding until it’s all incorporated.
  • Pour the batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan, smooth the top, and bake it for 35 to 40 minutes, until it springs back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and invert the pan on a cooling rack until cool.

Notes & Nutrition

Adapted from Barefoot Contessa Family Style
Servings 12.0 * calories 178 * Total Fat 0 g * Saturated Fat 0 g * Monounsaturated Fat 0 g * Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g * Trans Fat 0 g * Cholesterol 0 mg * Sodium 121 mg * Potassium 112 mg * Total Carbohydrate 41 g * Dietary Fiber 0 g * Sugars 32 g * Protein 4 g
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*