🍰 Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake Recipe 🍰
Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake
You will need:
- 12 large egg whites
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 cup gluten-free cake flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- First, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This is the perfect temperature for angel food cake as it allows the cake to rise and brown nicely.
- Next, in a large bowl, beat the egg whites until they become foamy. This is the base of your cake and will give it that light, fluffy texture.
- Add the cream of tartar and salt to the egg whites, and continue beating. The cream of tartar helps stabilize the egg whites and allows them to hold more air.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar while continuing to beat the egg whites. Be sure to add the sugar slowly to ensure it gets fully incorporated. Beat until stiff peaks form, this is when the egg whites hold their shape when the beaters are lifted.
- Carefully fold in the gluten-free cake flour and vanilla extract. Be gentle during this step to keep the air in the batter. The flour will give structure to your cake, and the vanilla adds a lovely flavor.
- Pour the batter into an ungreased tube pan. The batter needs to cling to the sides of the pan to rise properly, so it's important not to grease the pan.
- Bake the cake for 40-45 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the cake springs back when lightly touched.
- Finally, invert the pan and let the cake cool completely before removing it. This helps the cake maintain its height.
Ensure your egg whites are at room temperature before beating for best results. Also, remember not to overbeat the egg whites or the cake may fall. This cake is best served with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream.
Indulging in a slice of cake doesn't have to mean compromising on your dietary needs. With our Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake, you can enjoy a light, fluffy, and absolutely delicious dessert that's completely gluten-free. This recipe is a testament to the fact that gluten-free baking doesn't have to be complicated or lack in flavor. It's all about using the right ingredients and following the right techniques.
Our recipe uses gluten-free cake flour, which ensures that the cake remains light and airy, just like a traditional angel food cake. If you're new to gluten-free baking, you might find our FAQ on gluten-free cakes helpful. It's packed with information about gluten-free baking ingredients and techniques.
One of the key steps in this recipe is beating the egg whites until stiff peaks form. This process incorporates air into the batter, making the cake light and fluffy. However, it's important not to overbeat the egg whites as this can cause the cake to fall. If you're unsure about this step, our article on gluten-free cake mix hacks provides some great tips.
Once baked, this gluten-free angel food cake is best served with fresh berries and a dollop of whipped cream. However, if you're also dairy-free, don't worry! There are plenty of dairy-free whipped cream alternatives available in the market. Or, you can check out our FAQ on dairy-free and gluten-free dessert recipes for some homemade alternatives.
Whether you're hosting a party or simply craving a sweet treat, this Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake is sure to impress. For more gluten-free dessert ideas, check out our FAQ on gluten-free cake and cookie recipes. Happy baking!