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'Light as a Cloud' Angel Food Cake

What can anyone say about Angel Food Cake that hasn't been said before? As light as the clouds and heavenly tasting as its name.

Ingredients

For 8 people

Recipe

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 cup(s) cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 8 egg whites, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoon(s) powdered sugar

'Light as a Cloud' Angel Food Cake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F. Grease a cake pan with butter or margarine, or nonstick cooking spray. Line pan with sprayed waxed paper. Sift flour and powdered sugar into a small bowl and set aside.
  2. In large bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Beat in 2/3 cups sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, to the whites, beating just until whites stand in stiff, glossy peaks.
  3. Sift flour mixture, one-third at a time, over beaten egg whites; fold in with rubber spatula just until flour mixture is unseen.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan evenly. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until cake springs back when touched. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Invert cake onto cutting board; carefully peel off waxed paper and continue cooling until ready to eat.
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