Outrageous Orange Angel Cake
Just when you thought you'd sampled every angel cake recipe out there, along comes this version for Outrageous Orange Angel Cake, a sweet confection made with orange extract and grated orange peel. With the addition of a delicious orange glaze on top and dribbling down the sides, this recipe for angel cake is simply heavenly. The next time you need an easy cake recipe to make for a potluck or party, turn to this citrus-inspired treat. It's one of the best!
Cooking Time50 min
- 1 cup flour, sifted
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cup room temperature egg whites (about 10 or 11 eggs)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon orange extract
- 1 tablespoon orange peel, finely grated
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- For the Orange Glaze:
- 1 1/4 cup icing sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- grated peel of one orange
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Sift the flour, icing sugar and salt together four times.
Place the egg whites in a large bowl. Add the vanilla, orange extract and grated orange peel. Beat egg whites until foamy.
Add the cream of tartar and keep beating until firm but still glossy.
Add the granulated sugar 2 tablespoons at a time to the egg whites. Continue beating until the mixture clings to the sides of the bowl and is stiff but not dry.
Fold in flour mixture a little at a time. Do not stir!
Spoon batter into an ungreased tube pan. Cut through batter to release any air bubbles and gently smooth top.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until top springs back when gently touched. Cool upside down.
- Prepare topping by mixing all glaze ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Spread on top of cake, allowing some to dribble down the sides.