Egg Whites Cake

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Egg Whites Cake Recipe
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Angel food cake gets its characteristic loft from beaten egg whites, otherwise known as meringue, and that's it -- no other leavening agent such as baking powder or soda is needed. You'll want to beat the sugar into the egg whites gradually to achieve the stable structure, and then to gradually fold in the four to avoid deflating them. Let cool completely before unmolding (or it will fall out naturally if you use a classic tube pan and suspend it on its legs or over a bottle, with a wire rack underneath).

Ingredients

  • 8 egg whites
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 250 grams powdered sugar
  • 140 grams flour (without yeast)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 lemon (zest)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
  2. Beat the egg whites to stiff peaks with a pinch of salt and the baking soda.
  3. Add the sifted sugar gradually, beating with the electric mixer each time you add some.
  4. Slowly mix in the flour little by little using a wooden spoon.
  5. Add the vanilla and lemon zest.
  6. Pour in an ungreased angel food cake pan.
  7. Bake for about 35 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven, and turn upside down on the serving plate.
  8. Allow to stand until cool and the cake falls naturally.
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NutritionView more

410Calories
Sodium26%DV620mg
Fat0%DV0g
Protein22%DV11g
Carbs31%DV93g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories410Calories from Fat
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat0g0%
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Cholesterol
Sodium620mg26%
Potassium190mg5%
Protein11g22%
Calories from Fat
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate93g31%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars62g124%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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