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There's a reason angel food cake is a favorite dessert -- it's tender, light as air, and tastes, well, divine. What's more, it's virtually fat-free and uses just six ingredients.

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2009
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Craving chocolate? Replace 1/4 cup cake flour with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder; reduce vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon.

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  • halfnelson79079
    26 AUG, 2018
    This is the recipe my family and I have used for years. Sara's video is great! I like my Angel naked with a lovely cup of tea. FYI..separate eggs over a different container, if you are on # 11 you do not want to break a yolk into them! If you struggle with what to do with all the yolks, make noodles! Make a sauce!!
  • MS11468589
    31 JUL, 2017
    I've made it twice. Beautiful each time! Lovely taste! My family loves it! Texture is good. Trick is to have the perfect egg white mixture, of course :) I used my kitchenaid, and when it was time to add the vanilla, trickled it down the sides slowly. The instructions were easy to follow.
  • cherylann516
    3 AUG, 2015
    Easy to make. Very fluffy texture, but disappointed in the flavor - Once it cooled it was very sticky and a very dominant egg flavor. Wondering if I can add more sugar next time and bake just a little bit longer to avoid the stickiness of the outside. Any help appreciated!
  • Kym53
    31 JUL, 2013
    My cake turned out exactly like Sara's, slightly sunken. The taste was not sweet enough.
  • Vick Blau
    29 JUL, 2013
    Hi, is there a way to get the correct converting for grams in Germany? I need to make this soon and is it also possible to use this recipe for Mini-Muffins? One pan is for about 24 Mini-Muffins. Would this be enough or should I double the ingredients? THANK YOU!!
  • Yao14
    8 JUN, 2013
    Have a question for Sarah: where could I get the spice jars you have? Love stainless steel spice jar! But never fund the perfect one...
  • MS10751156
    8 JUN, 2013
    Regarding HARD TO CUT - - - ALWAYS cut angel food cake with a serrated / bread knife -- very easy -- very clean!
  • binnur
    6 JUN, 2013
    :) hey Martha I tried the recipe and the result was perfect. Thank you, I got a lot of compliments.
  • DeniseAnnePeckowych
    7 MAY, 2012
    Within the past month, I have made 2 angel food cakes. A Betty Crocker box mix, and Martha's. The box one was sweeter, a more vanilla taste, a lot easier to make, with less clean up. A mix costs about $3.00 and I purchased a dozen of eggs for $1.70 and had the other ingredients at home. If you have the time and want to make something with the kids, go for it! It will be fun to make, with close results.
  • Carolinamendez
    16 MAR, 2012
    love it

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