Gluten Free Light & Lovely Angel Food Cake

Adapted from this recipe by Natalie of Gluten Free Mommy

Free of gluten, dairy/casein, soy, corn, potato, and gums

Published on 5/8/2011 by Carrie Forbes

1/2 cup brown rice flour (75 gm, 2 5/8 oz.)

1/2 cup arrowroot starch (57 gm, 2 oz.)

12 egg whites, room temperature

1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vanilla

**For a reduced sugar cake use:

1/2 cup sugar (99 gm, 3 1/2 oz.)

3 teaspoons powdered stevia (NuNaturals is my favorite brand) -- add to dry ingredients!

**For a regular cake use:

1 cup sugar (198 gm, 7 oz.)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an angel food tube pan with non-stick cooking spray, or oil and then dust it with brown rice flour. To prevent further sticking at the bottom of the pan, you could line it with cut pieces of parchment paper. In a small bowl whisk together brown rice flour, arrowroot starch, and powdered stevia (if you are using it). In the bowl of your stand mixer, using the whisk attachment, whip egg whites until they are foamy (see notes below). Add in the cream of tartar and continue to mix until egg whites until soft peaks form. Beat in the sugar a little at a time until still peaks form and the egg whites will look slightly glossy. Stop the mixer and remove the whisk attachment. Using a hand whisk slowly fold in the vanilla. Continuing to use the hand whisk, slowly fold in the flour mixture about 1/4 cup at a time. Slowly pour the cake batter into the greased and dusted tube pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes until the cake is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, the sides of the cake will also pull away from the pan. Allow the cake to cool for 10-20 minutes. Run a knife around the edge of the cake and turn out onto a cake plate. Serve plain, with whipped cream or ice-cream, and since it's strawberry season... make sure to place a few slices strawberries on top! :-) Enjoy!

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