Angel Food Cake
- 10 large egg whites at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour sifted
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Using an electric mixer beat the egg whites on medium speed with the cream of tartar and the salt until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add the flour and beat for 2 minutes, scrapping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Pour the batter into an ungreased angel food cake pan. Bake until golden brown and springy when touched, 30 to 35 minutes. (The top of the cake may crack a little.) Remove the pan from the oven and turn it upside down over the neck of a bottle. Let cool completely.
This recipe yields 1 cake to serve 12.