This dessert is made using egg whites only, no yolks, and during baking develops a delicious golden crust that hides the tender, pure white interior. Here it is served with creamy low-fat yogurt and summer berries, but it is just as tempting with juicy peaches, mangoes, or apricots.
- prep 15 min cook 35 min
- serves 12
- 1 cup sifted cake flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 8 large egg whites, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 8 ounces strawberries, cut into quarters
- 8 ounces (1/2 pint) raspberries
- 8 ounces (1/2 pint) blueberries
- 1 container (8 ounces) light vanilla yogurt
- Calories: 133
- Calories from Fat: 2 g
- Fat: 0 g
- Saturated Fat: 0 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Sodium: 96 mg
- Carbs: 29 g
- Sugars: 17 g
- Protein: 4 g
- Fiber: 2 g
How to make it 50 minutes
Nutritional Information(per serving)
Exchanges: carbohydrate 2
Some More Ideas
Lemon and lime angel food cake: Add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and 1 lime to the beaten egg whites with the sifted flour and sugar. While the cake is cooling, peel a cantaloupe and remove the seeds. Cut the melon into small chunks and place in a bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and lime, sprinkle it over the melon, and toss to coat well. Serve the cake with the melon pieces piled up in the center.
Chocolate angel food cake: Sift 2 tablespoons cocoa powder with the flour and sugar. Decorate the cake by dusting it with a mixture of 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar, sifted together.
Coffee angel food cake: Sift 1 tablespoon instant coffee powder (not granules) with the flour and sugar. Garnish with sifted confectioners’ sugar.
- Low-fat yogurt is a useful source of calcium, which is an essential component of bones and teeth — the adult skeleton contains nearly 3 pounds of calcium, and 99% of this is present in the bones.
- Angel food cake is relatively high in sugar, so when cooking for a person with diabetes, it should be eaten in moderation. Because it is fat-free, a slice can easily be worked into a healthy diet, especially when topped with fresh berries.