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Michael Symon's Lemony Angel Food Cake

Sweet and Light

PHOTO: Michael Symons angel food cake is shown here.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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  • 12 egg whites
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon (zested)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Separate egg whites, set aside and let come to room temperature.

    Spin sugar and salt in a food processor for about 2 minutes or until superfine. Sift half of sugar together with cake flour and set aside.

    In a stand mixer, whisk together egg whites, water, vanilla extract, lemon zest and cream of tartar until foamy, about 1 minute. While the Kitchen Aid is running, add half of the sugar. Continue to beat on high until medium peaks form, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl. Sift half of the flour mixture on top of beaten whites. Fold gently with a spatula to combine. Repeat with second half of flour mixture. Spoon gently into an ungreased tube pan.

    Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a wooden skewer comes out dry. Cool cake upside down on a cooling rack, for at least an hour or until completely cool. Serve with desired toppings/icings.

    Recipe courtesy The Chew.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: lemon, flour, sugar, egg whites

    Course: Dessert

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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