Traditional 12 Egg White Angel Food Cake

Traditional 12 Egg White Angel Food Cake

Traditional 12 Egg White Angel Food Cake recipe is light, moist, fluffy, and a lot easier than you think to make! Click over to view the partner recipe 12 Yolk Pound Cake.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Author Paula Jones at


  • 12 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 and 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spray a tube pan with non-stick spray.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy.
  • Gradually add cream of tartar and continue to beat until soft peaks form. 
  • Gradually beat in 1 cup sugar very slowly until mixture holds stiff peaks.
  • Fold in vanilla extract.
  • Combine flour, cornstarch, 3/4 cup sugar, and salt in a small bowl. Slowly fold into egg whites.
  • Add batter to 10-inch tube pan and level the top with a spatula.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top springs back when touched with your finger or a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean. 
  • *Very important - Invert pan over a bottle and let stand until cake is completely cool. when cool, loosen sides and center with a metal spatula and turn ou onto a platter.