Angel Surprise Cake

Angel Cake


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Birthday Cake Book

The Birthday Cake Book

By Fiona Cairns

Published 2011

  • About

I made this for my teenage daughter’s recent birthday and everyone shrieked with delight when she cut into it. The sweet cake (popular in the United States) contains no fat, so needs to be eaten on the day.


For the Cake

  • 225 g icing sugar, sifted twice
  • 140 g plain flour, sifted twice


Preheat the oven to 160°C/fan 150°C/325°F/gas mark 3. Use a 23cm springform cake tin, or angel cake tin; there is no need to butter it. Place the icing sugar in one bowl and the flour in another.

In a large, clean, degreased bowl (wipe the bowl first with half a