Orange Dream Angel Food Cake Recipe

Orange Dream Angel Food Cake Recipe


12 large egg whites

1 cup all-purpose flour

1-3/4 cups sugar, divided

1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon grated orange peel

1 teaspoon orange extract

6 drops red food coloring, optional

6 drops yellow food coloring, optional

How to make it

Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift flour and 3/4 cup sugar together twice; set aside.

Add the cream of tartar, salt and almond and vanilla extracts to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.

Gently spoon half of batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. To the remaining batter, stir in the orange peel, orange extract and, if desired, food colorings. Gently spoon orange batter over white batter. Cut through both layers with a knife to swirl the orange and remove air pockets.

Bake on the lowest oven rack at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.

Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.
Yield: 16 servings.