Gluten Free Angel Food Cake

Does angel food cake contain gluten?

Most standard angel food cake reicpes, as well as cakes you'd find in a grocery store or bakery, do contain gluten.  But it's easy to make it into a gluten-free angel food cake recipe because it doesn’t call for that much flour. So it is super simple to swap out for gluten-free flour.

Make Superfine Sugar

Pulse the granulated sugar in a food processor to make finer grains. Set some aside.

Prep Dry Ingredients

Add flour and salt to remaining sugar and pulse to combine.

Whip Egg Whites

In a very clean bowl, use a stand mixer or hand mixer to beat the egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.

Add Sugar

Slowly add the fine sugar, then beat on high for about 6 minutes until soft peaks form. Blend in the vanilla extract.

Mix in Flour

Sift one-third of the flour at a time over the egg whites and fold in. Once it is all combined, transfer to an ungreased tube pan.

Bake the Cake

Bake at 325°F in the bottom third of the oven for 40-45 minutes until golden.

Cool Upside Down

Invert the cake on the feet of the pan or on a wine bottle until completely cooled.

Remove From the Pan

Use a thin knife to go around both the inner and outer edges of the tube pan. Remove cake from pan.

Add Toppings

Sprinkle with powdered sugar, add berries, make whipped cream, or use your favorite toppings.

Serve and Enjoy

Cut with a serrated knife and dig in!

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