Maple Nut Angel Food Cake Recipe

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This cake has been a favorite in our family for many years. It was a regular request when our three sons were young.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12-16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12-16 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10)
  • 1-1/4 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 175 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (23g sugars, trace fiber), 5g protein


  1. Let egg whites stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift together flour and brown sugar twice; set aside. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt on medium speed until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and maple flavoring. Gradually beat in sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture a fourth at a time.
  2. Spoon half the batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan; sprinkle with nuts. Cut through batter with knife; spoon in remaining batter. Bake on the lowest rack at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and cracks feel dry. Immediately invert baking pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  3. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a serving plate. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Originally published as Maple Nut Angel Food Cake in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p12

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cute cupcake
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2012

"this is a very good cake that rises very high and tastes very good.. if you like walnuts"

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