Cinnamon-Apple Angel Food Cake

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


12-16 servings

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
This heavenly dessert is as light as a feather and melts in your mouth. The cinnamon-apple glaze is delightful, and the exquisite flavor and texture prove it's a true from-scratch dessert! -Marlys Benning, Ackley, Iowa


  • 1-1/2 cups egg whites (about 10 eggs)
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons apple juice or cider


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Sift confectioners' sugar and flour together twice; set aside.
  2. Add cream of tartar, vanilla and almond extract and salt to egg whites; beat on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 2 tablespoons at a time, beating on high until stiff glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually fold in flour mixture, about 1/2 cup at a time.
  3. Gently spoon into an ungreased 10-in. tube pan. Cut through the batter with a knife to remove air pockets. Bake on the lowest oven rack at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned and entire top appears dry. Immediately invert pan; cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Remove cake to a serving plate.
  5. For glaze, melt butter in a small saucepan. Stir in the confectioners' sugar and cinnamon until blended. Add apple juice slowly until glaze is thin enough to achieve a drizzle consistency. Drizzle over cake.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 230 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.