Strawberry Angel Food Cake

Strawberry angel food cake recipe

​The Spruce / Diana Chistruga

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 80 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
368 Calories
19g Fat
43g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 368
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 61%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 26mg 129%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 276mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Naturally sweet berries mounded high on an airy angel food cake with an “almost weightless” cream cheese topping—now that's a summer cake that'll get everyone talking!

There's no need to buy cake flour to make this light and fluffy confection. Our recipe transforms regular all-purpose flour with cornstarch, saving you a last-minute trip to the supermarket.

Ingredients

For Cake Batter:

  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided

  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 12 large egg whites, room temperature

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

For the Filling:

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

For the Topping:

  • 1 cup strawberries, chopped

  • 2 cups whole strawberries

  • 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar, optional

Steps to Make It

Note: While there are multiple steps to this recipe, this cake is broken down into workable categories to help you better plan for preparation and cooking.

Make Cake Batter

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for cake batter
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  2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Whisk together flour, cornstarch, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Sift flour mixture using a fine mesh sieve.

    Mix flour
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  3. Place egg whites, cream of tartar, and extracts in a deep bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat on high speed until soft peaks form, about 1 minute. Add remaining sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form, about 2 minutes.

    Cream of tartar
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  4. Sprinkle 1/4 cup flour mixture over egg white mixture; fold in. Repeat with remaining flour mixture, 1/4 cup at a time.

    Mix with spatula
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  5. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan with a removable base, spreading evenly. Break air pockets by cutting through batter with a knife.

    Add batter to pan
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  6. Bake 50 minutes, until cake springs back when lightly touched. Invert pan to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Bake angel food cake
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  7. Loosen cake from sides of pan and middle insert by running a knife around. Invert cake onto a plate. Loosen base of cake pan by running a knife between base and cake.

    Loosen cake
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Make the Filling

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Filling ingredients
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  2. Combine cream cheese and condensed milk in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed 1 minute.

    Combine cream cheese and condensed milk
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  3. Fold in whipped topping.

    Fold
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Assemble the Cake

  1. Gather the topping ingredients.

    Strawberries in bowl
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  2. Cut cake in half crosswise. Spread cream cheese mixture over bottom cake layer and top with the chopped berries.

    Add strawberries to top
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  3. Place other cake half on top, then spread remaining cream cheese mixture.

    Place other cake on top
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  4. Place largest strawberry in center of hole. It will act as a base for remaining strawberries.

    Strawberry in hole of cake
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  5. Mound remaining whole strawberries on top and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

    Strawberry angel food cake
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Tip

  • Separate egg yolks from the whites when cold, but let the whites stand 30 minutes before beating for peak volume.