Lemon Angel Food Cake

August  6, 2018
9 Ratings
Photo by Melissa Huang
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Makes 1 cake
Author Notes

This fluffy cake is amazingly fluffy and airy. This cake is perfect for any occasion. :) —Melissa Huang

What You'll Need
  • 1 1/2 cups fine sugar
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 12 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cake flour, and salt.
  3. Combine egg whites and vanilla extract in the bowl of an electric mixer.
  4. Beat until frothy. Add in the cream of tartar and continue to beat. Then slowly add in the fine sugar. Beat until stiff peaks.
  5. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the egg white meringue a fourth at a time. Make sure to FOLD! Do not over mix or else the cake will deflate in the oven.
  6. Scoop the mixture into an un-greased angel food cake tube pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Invert the pan onto a cup or on its legs. The cake will not fall through because you didn't grease the pan.
  8. Once completely cooled, gently scrape the edges to remove the cake. Enjoy!

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1 Review

jrooker October 29, 2023
The lemon zest is completely forgotten in this “lemon” angel food cake