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Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Whipped Cream

It’s no secret I love strawberries and whipped cream on my dessert but it’s even better when paired with an angel food cake recipe. If a light summer dessert is in your future, you’ll want to make this Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Whipped Cream!

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Angel Food Cake recipe

What’s special about Angel Food Cake

There is something special about an Angel Food Cake recipe. Besides the obvious missing ingredients like butter and egg yolks, this cake is light and airy and is made for a special occasion. As you can see, the cake is like a sponge cake, some even call it a sponge cake. It’s the process that makes this dessert one of a kind.

Angel Food Cake

How to Make Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Whipped Cream

This cake is extremely light and fluffy mostly because of using egg whites instead of the entire egg. Here’s what else you need:

  • Cake Flour
  • Sugar
  • 12 Egg Whites
  • Lemon Juice
  • Salt
  • Vanilla
  • Almond Extract
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Strawberries
Angel Food cake

Cake Method

After sifting the flour and sugar together, you will spend your time beating the egg whites. Using a hand mixer, beat the eggs, lemon juice and salt in a large bowl. Add the flour/sugar mixture and almond extract and continue to beat on low. Make sure you don’t beat all the way through. You will finish using a rubber spatula to fold the batter.

Notes

  • Make sure you do NOT grease the tube pan before you add the cake mixture. A greased pan may keep the cake from rising.
  • Change the look an flavor of an angel food cake by using unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate angel food cake or ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to make a spice cake.
  • Use a serrated knit to cut thought the cake. It will be a cleaner cut for your cake.
Angel food cake recipe

For the Strawberry Whipped Cream

When making the whipped topping, mix together the heavy whipping cream and 1/3 cup of sugar. Once the peaks form, you can add some sliced strawberries to the cream. Save some strawberries for the top of the cake.

Angel food cake recipe

More Strawberry Dessert Ideas

Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Whipped Cream

It's no secret I love strawberries and whipped cream on my dessert but it's even better when paired with an angel food cake recipe. If a light summer dessert is in your future, you'll want to make this Angel Food Cake with Strawberries & Whipped Cream!

Course Dessert
Keyword angel food cake, angel food cake recipe, strawberries & whipped cream
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

For the Cake

  • 1 cup Cake Flour
  • 1 1/3 cups Sugar divided
  • 12 Egg Whites
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract

For the Whipped Topping

  • 2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Strawberries quartered

Instructions

For the Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Sift the flour and 2/3 cup of sugar together and set aside.

  3. In a large bowl using an electric mixer to beat together the egg whites, lemon juice, and salt. Beat until foamy, soft peaks form. Then slowly add 2/3 cup of sugar while remaining to beat on medium. You will know when you are done when you can hold up the beaters and the egg whites stand straight up.

  4. Add the flour/sugar mixture, vanilla and almond extract. Beat on low until it's just barely mixed together.

  5. Finish by folding the batter with a rubber spatula. Make sure it's completely incorporated.

  6. Pour the batter into the ungreased tube pan. Tap on the table or counter to remove any air bubbles.

  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. It is ready when you start to see cracks in the cake.

  8. Remove and set upside down on a cooling rack.

  9. When the cake is completely cooled take a butter knife and run along the sides of the pan to loosen the cake. Make sure you run the knife along the bottom too. Invert the cake onto a serving dish and pull off the pan.

For the Whipped Topping

  1. Beat the sugar and heavy cream together until stiff peaks form. Add a few of the strawberries in the whipped topping (make sure you cut off the stem for these pieces).

  2. Spoon the cream on top of the cake. Add the remaining strawberries on top for decoration.

  3. Keep cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve. It will keep for a few days in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you do NOT grease the tube pan before you add the cake mixture. A greased pan may keep the cake from rising.
  • Change the look an flavor of an angel food cake by using unsweetened cocoa powder for a chocolate angel food cake or ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves to make a spice cake.
  • Use a serrated knit to cut thought the cake. It will be a cleaner cut for your cake.
  • This recipes comes from Kayley McCabe at The Kitchen McCabe!
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