Angel Food Cake

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
I love making Patriot foods and this Angel Food Cake is not only shouting festive with low carb and sugar-free recipes below.

With both recipes, we offer a delicious combination of a light heavenly cake, strawberries, and custard-like pudding that is sure to look beautiful for any event.

Our recipe can be transformed with your favorite fruits you prefer plus we have many tips and suggestions on how to make the perfect Angel Food Cake below!

Whether it's Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any other reason to make this Patriotic style cake, let it's super easy to make with our easy instructions!

Our recipe is printable just scroll down to the bottom of the page and let's start baking.

This is an angel food cake that's sugar free with sugar free vanilla pudding inside and decorated with whipped cream, strawberries sliced and blueberries for a patriotic themed party for the 4th of July

Two Version Angel Food and Pudding Recipes!

Here are two versions of this Patriotic cake I make for the red white and blue holiday!

I have a son that is diabetic and makes the sugar-free-low carb version for him.

I make the other for those who want sugar and don't watch carbs

Both are delicious cakes, one of the recipes with sugar is adapted from Alton Brown's recipe and perfect every time!

Low Carb healthy desserts can fool many people that it's sugar-free, it tastes that good!

This is an angel food cake that's sugar free with sugar free vanilla pudding inside and decorated with whipped cream, strawberries sliced and blueberries for a patriotic themed party for the 4th of July

Ingredients You Will Need

  1. sugar
  2. salt
  3. cake flour sifted
  4. egg whites (the closer to room temperature the better) 
  5. warm water 
  6. vanilla 
  7. cream of tartar

fresh strawberries washed in a colander

Fruit Suggestions

  1. sliced peaches
  2. raspberries
  3. sliced apricots
  4. sliced pears in lemon juice with goat cheese
  5. sliced mango
  6. crushed pineapple

Egg whites whipping for angel food cake recipes

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  • don't grease the pan
  • whip the egg whites as directed perfectly.  If you beat it too much, the egg whites in the mixture will deflate and your cake will be tough. Remember your batter will not be as stiff as a meringue
  • sift the dry ingredients twice or three times
  • fold with a whisk
  • cool it upside-down surrounded by air-flow

Here are more Patriotic Recipes to try:

Lady Finger Lemon Dessert

Flag Sugar Free Cheese Pie

Flag Dip

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

Yield: 12
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 35 MinTotal time: 50 Min
Here are two recipes for angel food cake one is with regular sugar the other with a substitute for dietary needs. The cake is light and great plain or with fruit and cream.


  • Alton Browns Angel Food Cake Recipe Adapted From Food Network
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 12 egg whites (the closer to room temperature the better)
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar


  1. Alton Browns Angel Food Cake Recipe Directions
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a food processor spin sugar for about 2 minutes until it is superfine.
  4. Sift half of the sugar with the salt of the cake flour, setting the remaining sugar aside.
  5. In a large bowl, use a balloon whisk to thoroughly combine egg whites, water, orange extract, and cream of tartar.
  6. After 2 minutes, switch to a hand mixer. Slowly sift the reserved sugar, beating continuously at medium speed.
  7. Once you have achieved medium peaks, sift enough of the flour mixture in to dust the top of the foam.
  8. Using a spatula fold in gently. Continue until all of the flour mixtures until it is all incorporated.
  9. Carefully spoon the mixture into an ungreased tube pan.
  10. Bake for 35 minutes before checking for doneness with a wooden skewer. (When inserted halfway between the inner and outer wall, the skewer should come out dry).
  11. Cool upside down on a cooling rack for at least an hour before removing it from the pan.
  12. Assembly:
  13. Slice the tube cake in half.
  14. Fill with custard, garnish with whipped cream, strawberries, and blueberries.
  15. For Making Angel Food Cake Sugar-Free Recipe:
  16. 12 egg whites at room temperature
  17. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  18. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  19. 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  20. 1 1/2 cups sugar substitute like Splenda or stevia check package for equal amounts
  21. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  22. pinch of salt
  23. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
  24. Directions:
  25. Sift flour, cornstarch, sweetener, and salt into a bowl. Set aside.
  26. Using a mixer, whip egg whites with the cream of tartar until medium peaks form. Add the vanilla, using a spatula, and fold the flour mixture into the egg whites in small batches.
  27. Place mixture into an ungreased angel food cake tube pan and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cake springs back to the touch and the top is golden.
  28. Remove from the oven and invert the pan to cool completely. Carefully remove from pan and cool after ten minutes. Proceed with assembly instructions.
  29. Regular Custard Pudding Filling with sugar:
  30. 1/2 cup sugar
  31. 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  32. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  33. 4 egg yolks
  34. 3 cups whole milk
  35. 2 tablespoons butter
  36. 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  37. Bring the first 5 ingredients to a boil in a heavy-duty saucepan. Keep whisking until thickens. Stir in butter and extract. Cover plastic wrap or with wax paper. Chill for around 2 hours.
  38. Garnish:
  39. Whipped Cream Sweetened
  40. Sliced Strawberries
  41. Blueberries
  42. Assembly:
  43. Split cooled cake into 2 layers, fill with pudding/custard, frost with whipped cream, and garnish with strawberries and blueberry.
  44. French Vanilla Custard Filling Sugar-Free Version:
  45. 2 cups almond milk
  46. 1 cup half and half
  47. 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  48. pinch of salt
  49. 4 large egg yolks
  50. 1 tablespoon butter
  51. In the meantime put all other dry ingredients in a medium bowl and stir all together
  52. 1/2 vanilla bean or pure vanilla extract
  53. 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon liquid sugar-free sweetener
  54. In a medium saucepan stir the arrowroot powder and salt together. Whisk in the milk, and egg yolks. Stir constantly until the mixture thickens.
  55. Add the butter and vanilla and liquid sugar-free sweetener.
  56. Cook for 1 more minute. Remove from heat and place a piece of wax paper over the top to keep it from forming a skin.
  57. Wait until it cools to taste and adjust the sweetener if more is needed.
  58. Proceed to cool before filling the angel food cake.

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This is an angel food cake that's sugar free with sugar free vanilla pudding inside and decorated with whipped cream, strawberries sliced and blueberries for a patriotic themed party for the 4th of July

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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2022.


  1. Such a magnificent warm weather dessert! Both light and decadent at the same time---and you know I love the berries! Just beautiful!!!

  2. Beautiful cake Claudia. Angel food cake is always one of my favorites.
    Have a great weekend. I am sure you will be making a delicious table of goodies.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  3. Looks good and the colors are great!

  4. This is the perfect treat for those of us on a lower carb diet - delicious!

  5. This cake looks like such a great 4th of July treat! I need to give it a try!

  6. This is great for the warmer months. Heavy desserts are just too much in the heat. This is nice and light. So nice of you to include both version.

  7. Angel food cake is my favorite kind of cake. So light and fluffy and sweet! Love how you decorated for 4th of July. Beautiful!

  8. I love angel food cake but the one time I tried to make it, it tasted great, but kind of deflated. I'll have to try this one next time. Alton's recipes always seem to work out!

  9. I love this patriotic twist on the angel food cake! Looks so light and fluffy!

  10. What a fun holiday cake to celebrate the 4th! I appreciate that you offer regular and low carb versions.

  11. Such a classic never fails in my 4th of July celebrations. Everyone loves a good slice of angel cake with whipped cream and fresh berries. Need to try your version.

  12. Such a beautiful cake Claudia! And definitely a treat for people on a diet!

  13. I can't remember the last time I had angel food cake. This looks like a nice, light dessert. Perfect for BBQ parties and celebrations.

  14. I have to admit that angel food cake is one of our favorites. It is really versatile and a great foil for fresh fruit or toppings. I really like how you decorated the cake. So pretty and it looks delicious.

  15. It's been years since I made an angel food cake. My mom use to make it often. I love how refreshing this sounds with the fresh cream and strawberries. Definitely perfect for 4th of July.

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! Angel cake is always a must have and one of my favorites .. this looks light and refreshing and I love the fresh cream!

  17. Hi Claudia, your cake looks so pretty and festive! I love all your variations for it too! Angel Food Cake is a such a wonderful treat and I haven't had it in ages...I need to make this one soon!

  18. What a great dessert for any red, white and blue holiday. Love how you have two options for this cake making it the perfect dessert for anyone! Thanks for sharing.

  19. I have never made an Angel Food Cake from scratch. It's something I usually buy from the store. I'll have to try your recipe!

  20. The cake looks so good. A perfect treat for the patriotic holidays. I like the low carb version.

  21. I love how you have two versions so everyone in your family can enjoy!

  22. Angel food cake is my favorite! Your version looks so good. It's great that you have a low-carb sweetener you can use if needed.

  23. This would be a wonderful recipe to make for Labor day coming up. Thanks for another great idea for the holidays. My family loves fresh strawberries.

  24. I've never made an angel cake but you make it look so easy. Love the fruit decoration - so effective.

  25. This is the perfect dessert for our weekend next weekend. I can't wait to give it a try.

  26. I love a good angel food cake. This version is fun, festive and fabulous! Really appreciate the "diabetic friendly" version too!

  27. This is a great summer cake that is full of flavor and beautiful colors. This is going to be a go-to recipe all season long!

  28. This cake looks fantastic. I have never baked one before. Thanks for the recipe. .


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