Lime Angel Food Cake Recipe

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Angel Food Cake  – this angel food cake recipe makes a light, fluffy, cake that stands out with its hint of lime. Perfect for a light summer dessert, this angel food cake is a new favorite at our house.

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake Recipe with Lime

When my family was in town we made a couple batches of gelato and ice cream. I already shared the Gianduja gelato recipe, but you will have to sit tight for the others:) We saved the egg whites to make lime angel food cake. My sister in law is an expert when it comes to making angel food cake, so I let her take the lead. I watched and took good notes.

We made a lime cake to please Josh, if you follow our blog regularly, you know he is obsessed. My sister in law whipped up the cake in no time. She is a pro! I have made lemon angel food cupcakes, but never a cake. I don’t know why, I love it. I am glad she gave me a lesson.

The Trick to How to Make Angel Food Cake

  1. The key is to beat the egg whites until the peaks are soft, not stiff. It took about 10 minutes.
  2. I also learned that it is important to sift the flour multiple times. In this case, we didn’t need to add vanilla or cream of tartar, because we added lime juice and zest.

We all enjoyed a slice with whipped cream for dessert. Josh immediately went back for seconds, he even snuck a piece for breakfast the next morning.

*You do need an Angel Food Cake pan to make this cake.*

Lime Angel Food Cake

Cook Time
40 minutes
Servings
1 cake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 cup unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups egg whites at room temperature 10-12 egg whites
  • 4 teaspoons lime zest
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lime juice

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Sift the flour in a large bowl. Repeat two more times. It is important to sift the flour three times total.
  3. 3. In a large mixing bowl, add the egg whites, lime zest, and juice. Using the whisk attachment, whisk on medium speed. Gradually add one cup of the powdered sugar. Keep the mixer running. Add one tablespoon of powdered sugar at a time until it is gone. Beat until egg whites reach soft peaks, about 10 minutes.
  4. 4. Gradually add sifted flour to the mixing bowl through a sieve. Do this in three parts. Gently fold the mixture in between each addition. When all the flour is added, gently fold one final time.
  5. 5. Pour angel food cake batter into a 10 inch angel food cake pan. Pound the cake pan on the counter to even out the batter and get rid of any bubbles. Do not spray the pan.
  6. 6. Bake the cake for 40 minutes or until light golden brown. The cake will spring back when touched. To cool, turn the cake upside down on a bottle or cooling rack. Cool completely. Remove from pan and slice.
  7. Note-you do need an angel food cake pan for this cake.

If you like this angel food cake, you might also like:

Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes from Two Peas and Their Pod
Berry Trifle with Lemon Mousse from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Angel Food Cake from Dine and Dish
Perfect Angel Food Cake from Baking Bites

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I made a lime angel food cake from Bon Appetit a few months ago and it was such a hit! I have been craving it ever since – so light, fluffy and delicious. Your presentation has me drooling!

  2. Looks nice. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I will surely try this out.

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  3. Looks so light and delicious. Maybe there is something about the name Josh that requires them to love lime 😉

  4. Lime always makes the meal seem that much more fresh and vibrant. Now dessert will be just as soothing. Sorry I haven’t commented on your delicious recipes in a little while, been crazy busy.

  5. I’ve never tasted lime angel food cake. we love regular angel food cake and I am getting my angel food cake pan out and dusting it off for this recipe. The photos are beautiful.

  6. What a perfect late spring/early summer cake. I can just imagine this soaked in a bit of lime & coriander syrup… so delicious! You might just have me hauling out my angel food cake pan.

    1. Yes, you can make cupcakes, it will make a ton, but that is a good thing. Just reduce time and watch them. Check out our lemon angel food cupcakes too. They are so good!

  7. Bon Appetit had a lime angel food cake in the magazine a few months back and it really caught my eye. Thanks for reminding me about this. You got the texture perfect!

  8. Angel food cook is always such a tasty dessert, but is so light that I can eat a piece without guilt. I really like the fresh lime take on this.

  9. I adore angel food cake, and while I’ve mixed in strawberries, I’ve never thought of adding lime. I, too, love lime, so I’ll definitely be adding this to my recipe file to make soon.

  10. methinks the genius who came up with angel food cake needs to receive a reward of some sort–it’s wonderful. i love your addition of lime–way to freshen up a favorite!

  11. wow this is def my type of cake – light and fluffy…i could eat the whole thing 😉
    thanks for sharing the recipe..i cant wait to give it a go too!

  12. This angel food cake looks so fluffy and delicious! I love the addition of lime! It’s perfect for summer!

  13. I’ll admit that I’ve always been too intimidated to make an angel food cake but this just looks so delicious I’m going to have to fight through the fear and try it!

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