OMG Lemon Angel Cake
Served with a made-from-scratch lemon sauce, this OMG Lemon Angel Cake is one of those desserts you won't soon forget. Any fan of angel food cake recipes will want to add this citrus version to their collection because it's the perfect blend of bright lemon flavor and fluffy angel food cake texture. When you're looking for the perfect dessert to serve for a family gathering or holiday event, this lemon angel food cake recipe is a sure bet because everyone loves it.
Cooking Time40 min
- 2 large lemons
- 1 cup cake flour (not self-rising)
- 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
- 1 2/3 cup egg whites (about 12 to 14 large egg whites)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Lemon Sauce:
- 1 large lemon
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
From lemons, grate 2 teaspoons peel and squeeze 1 tablespoon juice; set aside.
On waxed paper, mix flour and confectioner's sugar; set aside.
In large bowl, with mixer at high speed, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form.
Beat in vanilla and lemon juice. Beating at high speed, sprinkle in granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, beating until whites stand in stiff peaks.
Sift flour mixture over egg whites, one-third at a time, folding in with rubber spatula after each addition, just until flour mixture is completely incorporated.
Fold in grated lemon peel. Spoon batter into ungreased 10-inch tube pan with removable bottom; with metal spatula, gently spread evenly.
Bake cake 35 to 40 minutes, until top springs back when lightly touched with finger. Invert cake in pan on funnel or bottle; cool completely in pan.
Prepare Lemon Sauce:
From lemon, grate 1 teaspoon peel and squeeze 1/4 cup juice.
In 1-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch until blended.
Add lemon peel, lemon juice, butter or margarine, and 2/3 cup water; heat to boiling over high heat, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute, stirring. Transfer sauce to bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Yield: 1 1/4 cups.
- With metal spatula, carefully loosen cake from pan; place on cake plate. Serve cake with sauce.
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