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    Angel Food Cake

    Angel Food Cake

    Photo by Jackie B.

    Recipe from Martha Stewart 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.

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    • 1

      cup cake flour (spooned and leveled)

    • ¼

      teaspoon salt

    • 12

      large egg whites, room temperature

    • 1

      teaspoon cream of tartar

    • cups sugar

    • 2

      teaspoons pure vanilla extract

    • Berries and Cream, for serving

    • Berries & Cream:

    • 10

      ounces frozen raspberries

    • ½

      cup sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place flour and salt in a sieve set over a bowl; sift into bowl, and set aside. With a mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high until foamy, about 1 minute. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Continue to beat, gradually adding sugar; beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla; beat to combine. 2. Gently transfer egg-white mixture to a large, wide bowl. In four batches, using the sieve again, sift flour mixture over egg-white mixture. While turning the bowl, use a rubber spatula to fold in the mixture by cutting down the center and coming up the sides. 3. Gently spoon batter into an ungreased angel food cake pan with a removable bottom; smooth top. Cut a knife or small spatula through batter to release air bubbles. Bake until cake is golden and springs back when lightly pressed, 35 to 40 minutes. Invert pan; let cool in pan, 1 hour. Run a knife around the inside of the pan and around the tube to release cake, and unmold. Use knife to release cake from bottom of pan, and remove. berries & cream Simmer frozen raspberries and sugar together for 10 minutes. Serve sauce with sweetened whipped cream. Variations: Craving chocolate? Replace 1/4 cup cake flour with 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder; reduce vanilla extract to 1 teaspoon.