Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Pecan Angel Food Cake

Pecan Angel Food Cake – a great-tasting variation from the standard angel food cake!

Pecan Angel Food Cake


1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp. cream of tartar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
Whipped cream


~Preheat oven at 350°.

~Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift flour twice; set aside.

~Add cream of tartar and vanilla to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, about 2 tbsp at a time, on high until stiff glossy peaks form. Gradually fold in flour, about 1/4 cup at a time. Fold in pecans.

~Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack for 35-40 minutes. Immediately invert pan; cool completely (about an hour).

~Run a knife around side and center tube of pan; remove cake.

~Serve with whipped cream.

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