Keto Desserts

The Best Keto Angel Food Cake

keto sponge cake

Keto Angel Food Cake Is The Perfect Sweet Treat 

I created this Keto Angel Food Cake recipe in the summer of 2019 after going strawberry picking at the orchard. 

Our son has so much fun picking berries at the farm that we bring him each season to get his thrill of gardening.

Both our son and I created strawberry plants for the front of our house and he would pick and eat them. 

strawberries on the vine

Simple Keto Angel Food Cake Without Excess Carbs

keto angel food cake photos

Angel’s food cake was always a favourite of Mrs. CBB’s mother’s but it was always store-bought.

If you want a regular Angel Food Cake they are inexpensive to buy as there isn’t much to the recipe to make it. 

We had already made plenty of keto sugar-free chia seed strawberry rhubarb jam, strawberry ice-cream, and eaten loads. 

Most berries are low-carb and perfect for the keto lifestyle so she sticks to them.

Strawberries, Blackberries, and Blueberries are our favorite berries to use with any Keto dessert recipes that we make. 

Home Baking Doesn’t Have To Look Perfect

angel food cake keto

What I love about home cooking and keto baking is that you can tell it was made with love. 

Your baked goods, especially if Keto and Low-carb won’t always stand up to their gluten relatives. 

However, once you take a bite of what you’ve made you know that you’ve nailed it although for many it takes multiple times. 

I’ve made keto recipes over and over until we both agree that it tastes as it should and the texture is as close as we’ll get. 

This was the case with our Keto Angel Food Cake but let me tell you with fresh fruits and sugar-free whipped cream, I came back for seconds. 

Keto Angel Food Cake vs. Regular Angel Food Cake

homemade angel food cake
Regular homemade angel food cake- not keto

What is Angel Food Cake?

Also known as angel cake it’s a sponge cake and there is no butter added as other cakes have. 

To be honest it reminds me of my mum’s 4 ingredients British sponge cake.

A typical angel food cake is very fluffy, sweet, and made with egg whites, sugar, flour, and cream of tartar.

You’ll also find subtle notes of pure vanilla and pure almond extract which we both love. 

If you want to be fancy you could also make a Keto Lemon Angel Food Cake or orange using the peels.

In any case, a 10″tube pan is the most used baking pan for a keto angel food cake recipe as is its sugar-filled sister.

What we did find was that the keto angel food cake was tough to keep fluffy but in the end, we added cream of tartar. 

Why do I use cream of tartar in my keto angel food cake recipe?

The cream of tartar acts as a stabilizer for the egg whites.

 When the angel food cake is done you must turn it over right away to avoid sinking although we found it still did a bit.

It did not affect the taste or texture in my opinion. 

Let it cool completely before you take it apart for serving. 

tube pan with prongs

Keto Angel Food Cake Toppings

gluten free angel food cake

What can I top my keto angel food cake with? 

There are so many toppings you can use for your keto angel food cake which is great for dinner parties. 

Have bowls of different toppings set on the table and let your guests add what they would like.  

I haven’t yet but I was thinking about drizzling sugar-free caramel or sugar-free condensed milk over a slice.

It’s typical to serve angel food cake with whipped cream and berries so a change sounds like fun. 

Other toppings we thought of for our keto angel food cake were;

  • sugar-free chocolate ganache
  • keto lemon curd
  • sugar-free keto buttercream frostings
  • simple sugar-free glaze.

keto caramel

How To Make Keto Angel Food Cake

how to make keto angel food cake

Printable recipe below 

Recipe Notes:

  • Line your 9″ or 10″ tube pan with parchment paper by setting the pan on parchment paper.
  • Gently go around the pan with a knife or pencil to get the circumference of the bottom of the pan.
  • Cut the circle out, fold it in half, and cut a circle in the middle the size of your pan then set it gently on the bottom. 
  • Avoid spraying or buttering your pan as you need it to be dry for the cake to rise.
  • Sifting the flour is very important.
  • When beating the egg whites you want them to be soft not a stiff peak as it keeps it airy. 
  • Do not overmix the keto angel food cake batter, just combine it gently.
  • Lastly, avoid opening your oven as any cake can flop on you.
  • Flip the cake over onto its prongs and leave it there until it’s completely cooled.
  • When cooled flip over and use a knife to go around the cake to help to get it out. 
  • The egg yolks that you are left with use in a savory dish such as a frittata, scrambled eggs, custard, or another dessert. 

Angel Food Cake Ingredients 

slice of sponge cake

Angel Food Cake Instructions

sugar-free gluten free angel food cake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • Start by sifting your flours including the protein only.
  • Separate 12 large eggs keeping the whites in one bowl and make sure there is zero egg yolk in the bowl. 
  • Pour the egg whites into your KitchenAid mixer and mix until frothy bubbles then add the cream of tartar.
  • Next add your allulose and monk fruit, almond extract, and vanilla extract
  • Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form 
  • Remove the egg whites with soft peaks off of the mixer and fold the dry ingredients in 2-3 parts. xanthan gum, salt, coconut flour, almond flour, unflavored whey protein powder, or egg white protein powder
  • Pour the batter into a parchment-lined tube pan and use icing smoother or a knife to even the top.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 1hr or until golden brown
  • Remove from the oven and gently turn the tube pan onto its prongs
  • Leave it alone until it has completely cooled
  • Use a knife around the cake pan edges to help remove it from the tube pan
  • Remove the parchment paper 
  • Slice with a serrated knife and serve with various toppings.
  • The typical topping is strawberries and sugar-free whipped cream. (see topping list above)

How To Make Sugar Free Whipped Cream

  • Add 2 cups of 35% whipped cream to your Kitchen-Aid mixer or a bowl and hand mixer. 
  • Pour in 2-3 Tbsp of Keto powdered sweetener 
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract

Mix on slow until it starts to form and then on high until it forms a thick whipped cream.

sugar-free whipped cream

Simple Keto Angel Food Cake
 
Recipe Type: Keto
Author: Mr.CBB
Prep time:
Cook time:
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Serves: 12
Making a keto angel food cake is simple to do as long as you follow the steps involved. This keto angel food cake takes almost like any other angel food cake but without the high sugar and carb count.
Ingredients
  • 12 large eggs separating the egg whites at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pure almond extract
  • 1 cup of your favourite keto sweetener – we used half powdered Allulose and half granulated Monk Fruit
  • 1 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup unflavored whey protein powder or egg white protein powder
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. Start by sifting your flours including the protein only.
  3. Separate 12 large eggs keeping the whites in one bowl and make sure there is zero egg yolk in the bowl.
  4. Pour the egg whites into your KitchenAid mixer and mix until frothy bubbles then add the cream of tartar.
  5. Next add your allulose and monk fruit, almond extract, and vanilla extract
  6. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks form
  7. Remove the egg whites with soft peaks off of the mixer and fold the dry ingredients in 2-3 parts. xanthan gum, salt, coconut flour, almond flour, unflavored whey protein powder, or egg white protein powder
  8. Pour the batter into a parchment-lined tube pan and use icing smoother or a knife to even the top.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 1hr or until golden brown
 

Discussion: What would be a topping that you’d like to try on your angel food cake?

Leave me your comments below and if you try this recipe I’d love your feedback. 

As always your support by sharing my blog posts and recipes is appreciated. 

Mr.CBB

whole keto angel food cake

Keto Nutrition: Keep in mind that it’s best to do calculations on your own as products differ around the world.

For this recipe for 1 slice, it came up as 4.3g carbs, 1.7 fiber, fat 8.5g, and protein 9.2 = 4.3-1.7=2.6 net carbs plus your toppings which I didn’t include. 

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