Angel food cake is a light, airy dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Traditionally, it is baked in a bundt pan to give it its signature shape. But what if you don’t have a bundt pan? Can you still make angel food cake? The answer is yes! In this article, we will show you how to make angel food cake without a bundt pan.
- 1 cup cake flour
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 12 egg whites, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Sift the cake flour and 3/4 cup of the granulated sugar together in a bowl and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until they are frothy.
- Add the cream of tartar and salt to the egg whites and continue to beat until soft peaks form.
- Add the remaining 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, a little at a time, and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
- Beat in the vanilla extract.
- Gently fold the sifted flour mixture into the egg white mixture, a little at a time, until fully incorporated.
- Pour the batter into an ungreased tube pan.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the cake is golden brown and springs back when touched.
- Remove from the oven and immediately invert the pan onto a cooling rack.
- Let the cake cool completely before removing it from the pan.
Serving Size: 1 slice
Saturated Fat: 0g
- Electric mixer
- Tube pan
- Cooling rack
Angel food cake is delicious on its own, but you can also serve it with fresh fruit and whipped cream for a refreshing dessert.
You can add different flavors to your angel food cake by adding extracts or zest. Try adding lemon or orange zest for a citrusy flavor, or almond extract for a nutty flavor.
If you don’t have cake flour, you can make your own by combining 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch. Sift the mixture together before using.
Store your angel food cake in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- Make sure your egg whites are at room temperature before beating them. This will help them whip up more easily.
- Don’t grease your tube pan or the cake won’t rise properly.
- Make sure your bowl and beaters are clean and free of any grease or oil. Even a small amount of grease can prevent your egg whites from whipping up properly.
Angel food cake is a delicate dessert that requires a gentle touch. Be careful when folding in the flour mixture so you don’t deflate the egg whites.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a different type of pan?
You can use a 9×13 inch baking dish or a round cake pan instead of a tube pan. Just make sure not to grease the pan so the cake can rise properly.
Can I freeze angel food cake?
Yes, you can freeze angel food cake for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and then in foil before freezing.
What is the best way to slice angel food cake?
Use a serrated knife to gently saw through the cake. Don’t press down too hard or you may crush the delicate cake.
Making angel food cake without a bundt pan is a fun and easy way to enjoy this classic dessert. The light and airy texture is perfect for summer, and the subtle vanilla flavor is sure to please everyone. I love serving it with fresh berries and whipped cream for an elegant dessert that is sure to impress.
Angel food cake is a classic dessert that can be made without a bundt pan. This light and airy cake is perfect for any occasion and can be flavored with different extracts or zest. Follow our step-by-step instructions for a perfect angel food cake every time.
So what are you waiting for? Give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family with a delicious homemade dessert!