Soft Peaks Not Stiff Peaks
Beat the egg whites until soft peaks, not stiff peaks. Soft peaks will form a peak, then wilt back into the mixture instead of holding its shape.
Soft peaks will continue to expand in the oven while stiff peaks will make the cake more likely to collapse in the oven.
After you’ve achieved soft peaks, add the pure vanilla and beat until just incorporated.
Then, pour the dry ingredients into a sifter. Sift the dry ingredients into the egg whites in several additions, gently folding after each addition using a rubber spatula.
Sifting the dry ingredients and adding in additions instead of dumping it ensures there are no clumps of flour in the cake and keeps the egg whites from deflating.
Resist the urge to stir in the dry ingredients or move quickly. Gently folding them in is perfect.
Gently pour or scoop batter into an ungreased tube pan.
Pin Sugar Free Angel Food Cake
Im pretty sure they SAY that they call it angel food cake because its so fluffy but you and I both know thats a lie.
Its because you can hear ANGELS SINGING when you put it in your mouth.
Especially with a side of whipped cream, strawberries AND vanilla ice cream BOY OH BOY can you not just taste that right now? Its pretty much the quintessential Summer food.
It was my Grandpas favorite combo too. Whenever he came over, we had to have it. So now it always has this special place in my heart.
And also, my stomach because the amount of angel food cake I have consumed in the past weeks is borderline mental.
Honestly, this was another try-it-12-times kind of recipe so I have been having a slice with almost every meal because I hate wasting. HOWEVER, I did discover that its VRY VRY magical with strawberries and vanilla Greek yogurt all mixed into a bowl for breakfast or snack.
The texture of this healthy angel food cake recipe is just as light, fluffy and magical as the kind you would buy and make from a mix, but made with simpler ingredients and honestly probably PRETTY close to just as easy as the boxed mix kind.
I WILL WARN YOU THOUGH. This cake is VERY finicky. You NEED an angel food pan with a removable bottom to make this and you need to follow the instructions to a T, weighing your flour and not substituting any ingredients. Trust me, I made it 12 times.
Sugar Free Angel Food Cake Mix: 5 Best Recipes Ideas
Sugar Free Angel Food Cake Mix is a famous Angel Food Cake Mix brand, made from all-natural ingredients, with no artificial sweeteners.
In the companys own words: Weve been in business for over 40 years and have been producing low sugar mixes for more than 20 decades. Our blends are standard in sugar but high in taste.
We use natural fruit and nut extracts that contain all-natural ingredients. Our customers rate our products as high quality, low-sugar alternatives to their favorite recipes.
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Tip #1 Don’t Grease The Pan Just Line Bottom
To line the bottom of a round tube pan, remove the center and trace the bottom and center on a piece of parchment. Cut the circle shape out, fold in half and cut into the center circle than cut the small circle. This should fit nice and tight right over the center tube and cover the bottom. If you were to grease the sides of the pan, which I have mistakenly done in the past, your cake won’t rise up the sides.
Why Angel Food Cake Is Good For Diabetics
The main reason that angel food cake is acceptable as a dessert for diabetics is not so much the low sugar count, although that in and of itself is important as it is the low amount of carbohydrates that are present in the cake. This means that for diabetics angel food cake when consumed in low to moderate amounts on an occasional basis will not upset their blood sugar levels, at least not to any great degree.
However, another danger is not the cake, but what it is eaten with that can cause issues as well. This means that the rich icing that usually accompanies angel food cake must be left off and served plain. However there are some additions that can be made with the cake so that diabetics can consume it without worry, yet get all the sweet taste that they desire.
Fat Free Topping: A fat free cream topping can be used on the cake to provide the rich, sweet flavor without adding much in the way of calories or sugars to the system.
Fruits: Serving angel food cake with strawberries is a nice touch as well. You can also use blueberries or raspberries to help flavor the cake. For many, this is the perfect side item to help you enjoy this type of cake.
Non-Sugar Sweeteners: Artificial sweeteners can be used in the baking of the cake to help make it more flavorful without loading it up with sugars, carbohydrates or fats that can pack on the pounds.
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Is Angel Food Cake Good For Diabetics
Angel food cake is one of the most popular types of desserts around the world. The sweet flavor combined with the lightness of the cake itself has certainly made it notable in many different regions. However, thinking of any dessert as being right for diabetics may seem problematic at first. After all, isnt angel food cake filled with the same sugars that will have a greatly negative effect on the blood sugar levels?
In actuality, angel food cake is quite light in many of the areas that would normally rule out this sweet dessert for diabetics. This is because that the cake has fewer calories, sugars and fast carbohydrates than many of its counterparts which means that more can be consumed without blood sugar levels rising. This is one reason why many diabetic children have angel food cake on their birthdays.
The truth is that while angel food cake may not be the totally divine solution, it does offer some advantages over many other types of cakes and desserts. For diabetics with a sweet tooth, there are some considerations to be made about angel food cake.
How To Release Angel Food Cake:
Let your cake cool completely first, upside down as shown above. Once its completely room temperature:
Ill let you in on a secret I forgot step 5 for my pictures in this post. Notice how the top is pretty straight, not puffed up? Thats the reason. You can see the puffed up side of the cake in the slice below ideally, this would be the top of your cake.
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Gluten Free Angel Food Cake With 50% Less Sugar
This Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Recipe was developed to celebrate this little blog’s first anniversary. The cake is light, fluffy, and just sweet enough – a great base for a whipped topping and lots of fresh berries!
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Yes, Cathy’s Gluten Free is one year old! Last November, I launched with Simple Crusty Artisanal Bread, Pumpkin Spice Muffins, Granola, and Lavender Biscotti. I really must reshoot some of those photos!
The blog has turned out to be a great creative outlet and a way to share my delicious gluten free recipes with you. I know that many people, as I was, are searching for gluten free recipes that are simple to make, taste great, and are nutritious. Often, by the time we realize we need to eat gluten free, we have developed conditions that require us to rebuild our health.
While it may be tempting to indulge in excessively sweet treats to compensate for the gluten-containing foods we can’t eat, I wouldn’t recommend that practice. By learning to use good-quality ingredients in the right way, we can prepare great-tasting foods that are likely even better than the ones you used to eat before going gluten free!
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Enjoy this high-protein, lower-carb cake with fresh berries and the whipped topping of your choice.
Sugar Free Angel Food Cake With Applesauce
- 1 1/4 cups sugar-free angel cake mix
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 egg whites, beaten lightly with a fork until frothy and foamy.
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F .
Step 2. Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch angel food pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line the bottom of the pan with waxed paper and grease the paper.
Step 3. Mix all ingredients until thoroughly moistened, but do not overbeat. Pour into prepared pan, and smooth top with a spatula dipped in cold water. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the toothpick inserted at the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
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Gluten Free Angel Food Cake Recipe
Yield: Cooling Time: Total Time:
Light and airy Gluten Free Angel Food Cake is the perfect summer dessert. It’s easy to make and pairs well with many different toppings.
- 1 1/2 cups egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
This Cake Truly Is Keto
When I was doing research on how to make angel food cake, I came across a number of cakes that called themselves keto. I have to admit, was aghast that they all took either arrowroot starch or tapioca starch. And not just a little, either. One recipe took a full cup of starch. I knew it had to be possible to make it without any starch whatsoever. And turns out I was right!
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What Can I Substitute For Monkfruit
I personally love monkfruit to make this low carb angel food cake, but you could PROBABLY use any of your favorite granular sugar-free sweeteners, as long as you spin them first! I have not tried this, but let me know in the comments if you do!
Whether you serve it old school with whipped cream and strawberries, or you go crazy and add some ice cream ORRRR you take one from the Taylor playbook and add it to your daily breakfast or snack rotation, you will not be disappointed.
Fluffy, light and magical angel food cake is here for your hungry self ANY time of the day.
Incredibly Delicious Sugar Free Angel Food Cake
Oh January, aka the diet month youve been long, cold, and awful. I cant even remember the last time I had a nice piece of cake just for me. Granted, I kinda overdid it in December.
Now everything has changed with this spongy, soft, and delicious sugar free angel food cake. Basically, I can have my cake and eat it too, since there are not many calories in one bite.
If youre watching your sugar intake, or are on a low-fat diet, this angel food cake is perfect for you. Have it for dessert, or with coffee int he morning.
On top of the cake, I added some sugar-free whipped topping and fresh berries. You can omit that or serve with warm fruit compote, fresh stone-fruit, sugar-free syrup, etc. My husband suggested that I cut in the middle to create a 2 layer cake. Its a great idea to try next week.
For those of you that have never made an Angel Food Cake, dont be intimidated. Its not difficult to make. The hardest part is removing it from the mold after the cake has cooled. I recommend getting a 2 piece Angel food pan to make your life easier. Click HERE to check them out at Amazon.
For this sugar free dessert, I used pure vanilla extract. You can substitute with almond, hazelnut, lemon, lavender or any other extract you may like. Also, you can simply omit the extract and add fresh citrus juice with zest. A combination of orange and lime sounds nice.
What Is Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake is a light and airy vanilla sponge cake. Traditionally, its made with egg whites, flour, and sugar, and most notably, no butter or fat added.
Why Add Water To Egg Whites
To get a perfect, without fail, keto angel food cake, the whipping of the egg whites is the key. If there is just a tiny bit of egg yolk or any fat in your mixing bowl or you don’t whip long enough to medium peaks, the angel food cake won’t rise nicely or be light and airy.
After about 7 failed attempts to get the best rise and texture, I decided to research what Alton Brown from the Food Network does since I love his science explanations when it comes to baking.
Adding warm water did the trick for creating more air in the egg whites. Also making sure your eggs are not cold and are room temperature will be the best combination. Fresh eggs as opposed to using a carton of egg whites will ensure the best aeration and structure.
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Angel Food Cake In 913 Pan
But the good news is you can also bake this angel food cake in a 9×13 cake pan. Whenever we wanted to cut the cake into cubes for trifles, we baked it in a 9×13. It was easier to cut it into square cubes.
Do not grease the pan, but for easier removal, you can cut a piece of parchment paper to place into the bottom only. Bake for about 35 40 minutes, until the top appears dry and slightly cracked. Cool the cake upside down by resting the four corners on something of equal heights. Once cool, cut around the edges to loosen the cake and gently tap on the bottom to release it.