Orange Dream Angel Food Cake

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.

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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 375ยฐ for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  5. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.