Lemon Meringue Angel Cake

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling


14 servings

Updated: Jan. 19, 2022
I've been told that this dessert tastes exactly like a lemon meringue pie and that it's the best angel food cake anyone could ask for. I'm not sure about all of that, but it is delightful to serve, and each slice is virtually fat free. —Sharon Kurtz, Emmaus, Pennsylvania
Lemon Meringue Angel Cake Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 12 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 jar (10 ounces) lemon curd
  • 4 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. Place 12 egg whites in a large bowl. Sift 1/2 cup sugar and the flour together twice; set aside.
  2. Add cream of tartar, vanilla and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until foamy. Gradually beat in remaining 1 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  3. Gently spoon batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on lowest oven rack at 350° until golden brown and entire top appears dry, 35-40 minutes. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake; split into 2 horizontal layers. Place cake bottom on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spread with lemon curd; replace cake top.
  5. For meringue, in a small bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Spread over top and side of cake.
  6. Bake at 350° until golden brown, 15-18 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 238 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (41g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.