Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

One mouthful of this fat-free cake and you'll be floating on cloud nine!


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Serves: 16 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr

Yield: 16 x slices

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  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hot, strong coffee
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 12 egg whites
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar


Preheat oven to 350°F.

Using a medium bowl, dissolve cocoa in coffee; set aside to cool at room temperature.

In a separate bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar, flour and salt.

Place egg whites in large mixing bowl and set it over a larger bowl of hot water. Stir for several minutes until egg whites come to room temperature. Beat egg whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Do not overbeat.

Sift the flour mixture over the beaten egg whites in 3 parts, folding in gently after each sifting. Stir approximately 1 cup of egg white mixture into the coffee mixture. Fold it back into the egg white mixture until combined.

Pour the batter into a spring-form cake pan. Smooth the top and run a small knife through the batter to remove any air pockets. Bake in a preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly touched.

Allow cake to sit in pan until nearly cool. With a knife, loosen the edges and invert the cake onto a serving platter.


Top with fresh fruit slices or chocolate glaze (see recipe link below).

Serving suggestions are not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 84 cals
Kilojoules 351 kJ
Fat 0.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 78 mg
Carbohydrates 18.1 g
Fiber 0.5 g
Total Sugars 15.8 g
Protein 3.2 g
Calcium 4.0 mg
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