Tom Sawyer's Award Winning Gluten Free Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake


Angel Food Cake has always been a special treat for us and for years we purchased pre-mixed from a supplier out of New Jersey who has since stopped distributing it.  Since then we’ve tried recipes using available GF flours but results were disappointing. Not to be deterred, we searched Google for GF flour that would be a 1-1 substitute for regular flour and guess what? We found it. Don’t know if you have heard of Tom Sawyer Flour but for us – it does what it says it will do and that is a 1-1 substitute for regular wheat flour. You can see the Angel Food Cake we baked and have since repeated the recipe with the same results. We are not advertising Tom Sawyer flour because we do not accept advertising on our digital GF recipe website but as a service to you, here’s their website so that you can order the flour:

Here’s Tom’s Angel Food Cake recipe. It’s a winner hands down. But a note of advice: Follow his mixing directions exactly!  If you don’t the cake will not come out right.

Ingredients:Angel food cake with strawberries
1 ¼ cup Tom Sawyer Gluten Free Flour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking power (Gluten Free)
1 ¼ cup sugar
12 egg whites
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
1 tsp vanilla

Mixing Directions: 
Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, and about half of the sugar four times.
In a separate large bowl, beat egg whites and Cream of Tartar until stiff (recommend an electric mixer).  Add balance of sugar slowly and blend well.  Continue to beat egg mixture with mixer until a firm peak is reached.  Add vanilla and blend well.  Sift the flour mixture, in small amounts, over the egg mixture while gently folding.  Do not over mix.

Pour into non-greased (approx. 8 inch) angel food tube pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 50-60 minutes, or until done.  Remove from oven, invert pan and let cake hang until cool.  Use rubber spatula to separate cake from pan (if necessary). 

1) We set the pan in the oven 1/3 up from bottom.
2) Egg whites at room temp.
3) Hand-help electric beater or counter stand mixer using Wire Whip (not paddle).

General Comment on Desserts:
Our gf dessert recipes and/or suggestions are those that are, for the most part, developed by homemakers, authors of cookbooks or nationally known companies that we find easy to make and have hit the spot with us. We do add or subtract here and there, an example being a crumble-crust-topping for Pillsbury’s Apple Pie recipe, but we credit the original source at each recipe and add our own experience in the preparation of the dessert.