Angel Food Cake


Angel Food cake

I saw a picture of this cake in a 20cm ring mould with white freesias and silver cachous on the top and it looked stunning, certainly wedding cake-y enough to qualify to be the main attraction at a wedding reception. I think the triple sifting of the flour and stiff egg whites really add to the lightness of it.

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Angel Food cake

  • 5 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup pure icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 600ml cream whipped with 1-2 tablespoons of caster sugar
  • Fresh flowers (taped off at the stems using green florist tape to stop sap leaking) and silver cachous or white chocolate shavings to decorate

Step 1 - Grease tin and line base and sides with baking paper

Step 2 - Ensure beaters and bowl are very clean. Beat egg whites and lemon juice in a bowl until frothy. Add vanilla and cream of tartar. Beat on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in icing sugar until firm peaks form.

Step 3 - Sift flour 3 times. Gently fold flour into egg white mixture until just combined. Spoon mixture into pan using metal spoon and spead top evenly using a spatula.

Step 4 - Cook in moderate oven 180c for about 30 mins until cooked. Allow to cool in pan.

Step 5 - To serve, spread top and sides of cake with whipped double thick cream. Decorate with fresh flowers and silver cachous or white chocolate shavings.

Angel Food cake