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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 large egg whites
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 6 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 6 drops yellow food coloring, optional

Directions

  • Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift flour and 3/4 cup sugar together twice; set aside.
  • Add the cream of tartar, salt and almond and vanilla extracts to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Gently spoon half of batter into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. To the remaining batter, stir in the orange zest, orange extract and, if desired, food colorings. Gently spoon orange batter over white batter. Cut through both layers with a knife to swirl the orange and remove air pockets.
  • Bake on the lowest oven rack at 375° for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 130 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (22g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • Sue Zappa
    May 22, 2019

    One of my familyand#039;s favorite desserts!

  • darkkitten2003
    Mar 11, 2018

    Very tasty, delicios twist on plain Angel Food Cake! Will make again.

  • shashatrip
    Apr 29, 2014

    I made this for Easter, but I beat 6 of the egg yolks and added the same amount of egg whites (as used in the original recipe.) looks like a flower

  • kathidahl
    Apr 29, 2014

    This sounds fabulous...have not and will not make...I don't raise chickens and price of eggs is out of sight. I will adapt to a mix however..

  • sgronholz
    Mar 30, 2014

    This cake is wonderful! Since it's just my husband and me, I cut the recipe in half and made it in a foil-lined 9x5-inch loaf pan. The cake was so easy to prepare, and baked up moist and delicious. I will definitely be making this again!

  • hauke
    Apr 25, 2011

    Aleece, I'll take your recommendation and add this to the list of cakes to make for my mom's birthday in two weeks. I'll admit, I've never made an angel food cake from scratch - but it doesn't look much different from the chiffon cakes I'm always making. Hauke

  • Aleece
    Apr 25, 2011

    OMG- delicious! My mom made this for Easter and the recipe is a keeper. It doesn't need any topping or sauce. It rose up beautifully, the color was nice with the top slightly carmelized, and the flavor was to die for. Can't wait to make it at my house!