Dick Witty’s Angel Food Cake

Preparation info
  • Makes one 10 inch tube cake; serves

    10 to 12

    • Difficulty


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By Richard Sax

Published 1994

  • About

How many people remember watching or helping their mothers beat 10 or 12 egg whites with a scrupulously clean rotary egg beater—whirling, whirling, until the whites piled up like sweet snow? Others, from an even earlier time, remember egg whites beaten with a fork on a large platter.

Basically an egg-white-and-sugar meringue stabilized with a little flour, angel food cake is made without fat. Because of the cake’s delicacy, follow the instructions below to the letter, and your angel