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15 Delicious Ways to Make Angel Food Cake from Scratch

Making angel food cake from scratch isn't hard—beaten egg whites are the secret to that light and airy texture. Angel food cake recipes are lower in calories and healthier than many other desserts, so grab your tube pan and treat your family to something special.

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Best Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Best Angel Food Cake

For our daughter's wedding, a friend made this lovely, angel food cake from a recipe she's used for decades. It really is one of the best angel food cake recipes I've found. Serve slices plain or dress them up with fresh fruit. —Marilyn Niemeyer, Doon, Iowa

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Glazed Chocolate Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Glazed Chocolate Angel Food Cake

A drizzling of rich chocolate glaze lends an elegant touch and will keep guests wanting more. With only 3g of fat per slice, this is one treat you'll want to see year after year! —Mary Relyea, Canastota, New York

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Toffee Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Toffee Angel Food Cake

Chopped toffee bits and whipped cream make the sweet flavor and light, moist texture of angel food even more indulgent. For best results, refrigerate the cake for at least an hour before serving. —Collette Gaugler, Fogelsville, Pennsylvania

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Orange Dream Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

A basic angel food cake becomes a heavenly indulgence, thanks to a hint of orange flavor swirled into every bite. The orange color makes slices of the cake look so pretty when arranged on individual dessert plates.—Lauren Osborne, Holtwood, Pennsylvania

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Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Mocha-Hazelnut Glazed Angel Food Cake

I love this recipe because it combines three of my favorite flavors: coffee, hazelnuts and cherries. —Joan Pecsek, Chesapeake, Virginia

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Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Lemon Curd-Filled Angel Food Cake

For a sunny angel food cake, we make a filling of mascarpone, cream cheese and lemon curd, and then drizzle the cake with a lemony sweet glaze. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Heavenly Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Heavenly Angel Food Cake

This light, moist cake is my favorite. It tastes heavenly and is special enough for most any occasion. —Fayrene De Koker, Vancouver, Washington

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Vanilla Bean Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Vanilla Bean Angel Food Cake

Angel food cake is everyone’s favorite blank slate for making awesome desserts. Serve it with a simple glaze or pile on fresh fruit, chocolate sauce or nutty sprinkles. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Chocolate-Filled Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Chocolate-Filled Angel Food Cake

This decadent angel food cake has a secret tunnel of Amaretto-and-chocolate-flavored whipped cream and a luscious chocolate glaze. It's sure to impress. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Contest-Winning Brown Sugar Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Contest-Winning Brown Sugar Angel Food Cake

Brown sugar makes this moist, tender angel food cake delicious and different. Chunks of chopped toffee give its fluffy frosting some snap. The cake’s lovely with a hot cup of coffee.

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Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Angel Food Cake

This angel food cake has a completely different texture than the ones made from a mix. My family enjoys it all year long, either plain or topped with berries and whipped cream. —Lucile H. Proctor, Panguitch, Utah

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Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Chocolate IcingTaste of Home

Chocolate Angel Food Cake with Chocolate Icing

This eye-appealing cake brings mild chocolate flavor and a touch of elegance to any meal. And there’s only 1 g of fat per serving! Rebecca Baird - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Easy Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Easy Angel Food Cake

After just one taste, you'll agree this cake is heavenly! I like to make it for special occasions throughout the year.

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Sherbet-Filled Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Sherbet-Filled Angel Food Cake

Here’s a cool way to treat angel food cake: Fill it with sherbet or ice cream. We finish this cake with a tart, sweet lime glaze. —Leah Rekau, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Gluten-Free Angel Food CakeTaste of Home

Gluten-Free Angel Food Cake

My daughter can't have gluten, and my husband is diabetic, so there are a lot of special recipes at our house. This cake is always on our family gathering table. —Anne Wiebe, Gladstone, Manitoba

Dana Meredith
Dana is an editor and writer who shares her passion for travel, food and the beauty of American landscapes. When she's not wielding her red pen, she can be found tending her flower gardens, remodeling her house, creating one-of-a-kind jewelry or dancing to "Uptown Funk."

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