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Angel Food Cake

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Ingredients
  Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs), sifted
  Egg whites 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (1 Number)
  Cream of tartar 1 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Almond extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 350°F.
2) In a bowl, sift together flour with half of the sugar, set aside.

MAKING
3) In a large mixer bowl, place together egg whites with cream of tartar and salt.
4) Using and electric mixture, beat the egg white mixture at high speed until foamy-white and double in volume.
5) While still beating add in remaining 1/8 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until meringue stands in soft peaks.
6) Lightly fold in flour mixture, 1/4 at a time, into egg white mixture until well mixed.
7) Stir in vanilla and almond extract.
8) Transfer the flour batter in an un-greased 10-inch tube pan.
9) Bake in a the oven for 50 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

FIALIZING
10) Invert the pan, placing tube over a quart-size soft drink bottle.
11) Allow the cake cool completely.
12) Using spatula loosen cake around the edge and the tube and down the sides. 13) Put a serving plate over a pan and shake gently; turn upside down; lift off pan.

SERVING
14) Serve as desired or with sweetened fruits if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Ingredient: 
Vanilla
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
35 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
95 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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