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Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
bake:
35 mins at 375°
Servings:
12
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Allow egg whites to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

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  • Sift together powdered sugar and flour; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat whites, cream of tartar, and salt until foamy.

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  • Gradually add granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high speed until stiff peaks form.

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  • Quickly beat in vanilla and almond extract. Sprinkle flour-sugar mixture, 1/4 cup at a time, over beaten egg whites, folding in gently just until flour-sugar mixture disappears.

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  • Push batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan. Gently cut through batter with a knife or spatula to remove large air pockets.

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  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly with your finger. Invert cake in pan on a funnel and let the cake hang until completely cool. Loosen the sides of the cake with a narrow-bladed spatula or knife; remove cake from pan. Makes 12 servings.

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