Almond Angel Food Cake

Recipe by Ppaperdoll
READY IN: 1hr 45mins




  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • For strawberries, combine berries, 2 Tbsp sugar, 2 Tbsp orange juice and orange rind in a bowl. Chill, covered, in fridge 2 hours.
  • For cake, place almonds and 2 Tbsp sugar in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Sift together the flour, powdered sugar and salt into a bowl. Tip in almond mixture and stir to combine. Set aside. Beat egg whites in a large bowl at high speed until foamy. Add cream of tartar and beat to soft peak stage. Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time, gradually beating to stiff peaks. Sprinkle flour mixture over egg white mixture, 1/4 cup at a time and fold together. Fold in almond extract. Spoon batter into an ungreased 10-inch tube pan and spread evenly. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour or until cake springs back when lightly pressed with finger.
  • While cake bakes, prepare creme anglaise. Combine 2/3 cup sugar and yolks in large saucepan, stirring with wire whisk til blended. Gradually add milk stirring constantly with whisk. Cook over medium heat until mixture coats back of a spoon (around 8 minutes), stirring constantly. Pour mixture inot a bowl and stir in vanilla. Cover and chill. Mixture will thicken as it cools.
  • Invert cake pan and cool (my mom always balanced it on a glass pop bottle). Loosen cake from sides of pan using a narrow metal spatula. Invert onto serving plate. Serve with strawberries and creme anglaise.