Lemon-Thyme Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Here's a new twist on a classic dessert. You may be surprised that these flavors go together so well, I was! Try serving it with strawberry ice cream on Easter.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1-1/4 large egg whites (about 10 eggs)
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated lemon peel


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350°. Sift flour and confectioners' sugar together twice.
  3. Add lemon juice, cream of tartar and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until soft glossy peaks form. Beat in thyme and lemon peel. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  4. Gently transfer to an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest oven rack 30-35 minutes or until top crust is golden brown and cracks feel dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely in pan, about 1-1/2 hours.
  5. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Thyme Angel Food Cake in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2016, p149

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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