Angel Food Cake

Preparation info
  • Yield: About


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

If I had to name my absolutely favorite dessert at about the time I reached puberty or before, it would be, without question, angel food cake. To me it was divine, celestial, and manna from heaven. It is still cause for celebration—or something to celebrate with.


  • 1⅓ cups twice-sifted sugar
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • ¼ teaspoon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a sifter, combine ⅓ cup sugar, the cake flour, and salt. Sift the mixture three times.
  • Put the egg whites into the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until foamy. Add the cream of tartar. Continue beating unti