Everyone who knows me even a little bit knows that I am NOT a cake person. But! There’s an exception to every rule and my exception to the cake rule is this Angel Food Cake. It’s made for angels! How could any human not like it?!
If you’ve never had it, it’s a feather light cake that reminds me of meringue. The main ingredients are egg white and sugar, which get whipped up into a giant, fluffy cloud before carefully sifted flour and even more sugar are gently folded in. I flavor mine with a mix of vanilla and almond extracts for just a hint of flavor. There’s nothing better on top than sweet, juicy macerated strawberries. The brandy balances out the sweetness of everything else perfectly, and the cake acts like a giant sponge to soak up all of the ruby red strawberry juices. This is a cake that’s perfect for entertaining – it’s a mile high, feeds a crowd, and is best made the day before you eat it! If you’re intimidated by angel food cake, my recipe has every tip and trick you need to ensure perfection, good enough for any guest, friends, family, or, dare I say it, angels!