Angel Cake Supreme
1 c Sifted cake flour
1 1/4 c Confectioners sugar -sifted
1 1/2 c Egg whites (12 eggs)
1 1/2 ts Cream of tartar
1/4 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1/4 ts Almond extract
1 c Sugar
Sift flour and confectioners sugar three times.
Beat egg whites and cream of tartar, salt, vanilla and
almond extract till stiff enough to hold up in soft peaks, but still moist and
Beat in the granulated sugar, two tablespoons at a time,
continuing to beat until meringue holds stiff peaks.
Sift about 1/4 of the flour mixture over whites; fold in
lightly with down up and over motion, turning bowl.
Fold in remaining flour by fourths.
Bake in an ungreased 10 inch tube pan in moderate oven (375)
about 30 minutes or until done. Invert pan, cool thoroughly.
Tough Cake: too hot an oven, not enough sugar, over mixing
Course Texture: Underbeaten egg whites, insufficient blending of ingredients;
too slow an oven
Cracks in Crust: Overbeaten egg whites; too much sugar; too hot an oven
Sticky Crust: Too much sugar; underbaking
Undersized Cake: Underbeaten, overbeaten whites; Overmixing; too large a pan;
too hot an oven