Lemon Angel Food Cake

 Here is a nice light summer cake to serve with your fresh berries.

1 cup  flour 
1.5 cups sugar 
12 large egg whites, at room temperature 
1 teaspoon cream of tartar 
1/4 tsp salt 
2 tablespoons juice from 1 lemon 
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 
2 T. grated lemon zest         
 Separate the eggs and place the whites in your mixer bowl.

 Place the flour and the sugar in a separate bowl.

 Beat the whites and when they start to turn white, sprinkle in the cream of tartar and salt.

Add the lemon juice and vanilla.

 They are ready when they form stiff peaks.

 Sift the flour and sugar mix a bit at a time over the whites and gently fold them until combined.

 Scoop the batter into a dry tube pan.  Do not coat it with cooking spray.  Plunk it on your counter to knock out any air pockets.  Bake it at 325 degrees for about 55 minutes.  It should spring back when you push it.

Remove it from the oven and cool it turned upside down on a funnel or a bottle.

When it is completely cool, run a knife around the side of the pan and slide it out.

Run a knife around the bottom and around the tube .

Slide it off the tube onto a plate.

Make a glaze with confectioners sugar beaten with the juice of a lemon and it's zest and drizzle it over the cake.  I served this with freshly picked strawberries.

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Anonymous said…
well that is a beauty, lets cut that baby and give it a try, lol, have a great day Joyce!
Jan said…
I'll make the coffee, Joyce :)

Looks fantastic!!!
Sandy said…
I'm with Jan :-)
Megs said…
Perfect for the weather!
Anonymous said…
I think I've eaten something like this once and as I remember it it was delicious :-)

Have a great day!
Cottage Tails said…
beautiful high cake. I might just be tempted
greekwitch said…
Do you think stevia sweetener would work or it will ruin the egg whites? Have you ever tried stevia sweetener on egg whites?
If this cake works with stevia i am going to make it all the time!!!
Nothing says "summer" to me like angel food cake! It goes so well with strawberries or other berries too.
Guillaume said…
Lemon cake? Very summery.
Barb said…
When I saw the title I thought that cake would be great with blueberries. We have wonderful berries right now. A upick raspberry farm is less than 5 minutes from my house.
I love angel food cake. The lemon part sounds like a refreshing twist to an old classic.
My mother used to make those all the time..and they were wonderful! She made me famous in my high school Home Ec. class Mother and Daughter tea by baking one for us. From then on I was asked to bring them every time their was an occassion.
I never made one in my life but once. It was good..but took a full dozen eggs and back then I just couldn't afford to do it.
I might try this one. :) Just because Joyce did! You inspire all of us.