How to Bake a Perfect Angel Food Cake

How to take your angel food cake from wet, dense, or fallen to light, tender, and airy with this surprisingly easy recipe.

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Sarah Carey is the editor of Everyday Food magazine and her job is to come up with the best ways to make fast, delicious food at home. But she’s also a mom to two hungry kids, so the question “What’s for dinner?” is never far from her mind — or theirs, it seems! Her days can get crazy busy (whose don’t?), so these videos are all about her favorite fast, fresh meals — and the tricks she uses to make it all SO much easier.

27 Replies to “How to Bake a Perfect Angel Food Cake”

  1. I would say go with extra large eggs and you'll only need a dozen….Martha has those hens that lay small eggs

  2. Do egg yokes freeze well? Also. Ive heard room temp egg whites beat better with sugar

  3. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Every time I bake it, it starts to deflate at 30 minutes in the oven. Is it over baked?

  4. This was my favorite cake in my childhood. I have tried twice to make it. I was as careful as I can be at every step and everything seemed right until the last ten minutes of the bake; both times the cakes which had reached full height started to deflate while still in the oven—along with my deflating joy.
    Even after they were cooled upside down they continued to collapse. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
    I scrupulously cleaned all the containers and utensils, I was every careful to have no egg yolk in the whites, I have the same aluminum cake pan as in the video, and I was very gentle folding in the flour-sugar mixture. I love this cake and am determined to succeed but I can‘t bare to separate another fourteen eggs without some advice. Thank you in advance. ????????

  5. Me watching this at 2 getting Hungry, also contemplating wether I should go to the kitchen to grab something or go to bed cuz I gotta wake up in 3 hours ????????????

  6. I made this today and it turns so perfect as it is as my first time im so happy, the cake is so fluffy and delicous… watching from philippines…

  7. Came here after completely failing my first angel food (boxed) cake. ????

  8. Yess!! This is amazing! Thank you so much, I was making leche flan and had to use 16 egg yolks, now The whites don’t have to go to waste! Thank you so much!

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