This Gluten Free Angel Food Cake recipe tastes just like the name suggests: heavenly. A dairy free treat that you can sprinkle with dark chocolate or leave it plain and top with fresh berries. Your choice! Any way you slice it, it is delicious.
Let them eat cake!
And by ‘them’ I mean everyone. That includes people with gluten intolerance, health minded folk who want to avoid wheat or refined sugars or just everyday people who eat anything and everything.
This is an awesome gluten free angel cake recipe that is delicious with chocolate chips, like I did, but would also be great with fresh fruit and cream which I will be doing once I get my hands on some fresh, local strawberries. Can’t wait!
Unlike typical angel food cake recipes, this one is made without white flour. In its place is a variety of gluten free options that are easily accessible at your local bulk store. The bonus of this is you only purchase what you need and you don’t end up with a bunch of bags of various flours and starches.
INGREDIENTS FOR GLUTEN FREE ANGEL FOOD CAKE
- egg whites
- cane sugar
- brown rice flour
- tapioca flour
- potato starch
- corn starch
- cream of tartar
- sea salt
I do have a quick tip when shopping at the bulk store for white powdery items. Don’t wear dark pants! I had a pair of dark jeans on and as I left the store I realized I had flour all over my legs. #messymessymessy
HOW TO MAKE GLUTEN FREE ANGEL CAKE
Luckily, the amounts of flours and starches are all the same at 1/4 cup, so the measuring out was pretty easy.
This recipe also calls for 1 1/2 cups of egg whites, which is the equivalent of about 10 eggs.
TIP! Buy liquid egg whites to make life a little simpler.
Set the whites aside, in a large mixing bowl at room temperature, for 3o minutes.
In the meantime, sift together 3/4 cup of the cane sugar, flours and starches.
Add the cream of tartar, salt and vanilla to the egg whites and start beating until light peaks form.
Then gradually add the remaining cane sugar until stiff peaks form.
Then with a light hand, gradually fold in the flour mixture.
You want to fold beaten egg whites into the batter to make it light and fluffy by incorporating air into the mix.
Pour into your tube pan and slice with knife.
This will help to eliminate the air pockets.
Bake for about 45 minutes.
The top will be lightly browned.
After it has cooled you are ready to enjoy the pillowy goodness.
This cake is so light and soft.
HOW TO ENJOY DAIRY FREE ANGEL FOOD CAKE
This recipe is perfect to try with berries and cream in the summer! Check out this Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake I made for Canada Day celebrations.
Sprinkle a bunch of chocolate chips on top before baking and add fresh cherries and cream for a Black Forest twist!
This cake is tailor made for a crowd pleasing backyard BBQ dessert OR for a holiday party. Great for any season.
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*Originally posted May 21, 2013. Updated June 25, 2020*
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Gluten Free Angel Food Cake
- Preheat oven to 350
- Add egg whites to a large mixing bowl and set aside, at room temperature, for 30 minutes
- In a medium bowl, sift 3/4 cup of cane sugar, starches and flours and set aside
- Add cream of tartar, salt and vanilla to egg whites and beat at medium speed until soft peaks form
- Bit by bit, add in the remaining cane sugar, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form
- Gently fold in the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time
- Pour into a tube pan. Slice the mixture with a knife to remove air pockets
- If you are adding chocolate chips pour in 1/2 the batter, add in 1/4 cup of chips, then add the rest of the batter and top with a few tablespoons more chips
- Bake on the lowest rack for 45 minutes, looking for a lightly browned top
- Flip the pan upside down onto a rack and let cool for 1 hour
- Run a knife around the edges and remove from pan.
- Slice and serve with fresh berries. Leftovers will last covered at room temp or in the fridge for up to 2 days